Letter to the Editor: Private sports betting creates much needed revenue


Last updated 2/3/2021 at 11:11am

As a resident of Mukilteo and dealer at Maverick Gaming, I applaud our state Sen. Marko Liias for his leadership in sponsoring SB 5212. This bipartisan legislation will add tens of millions of dollars for state and local services by allowing existing private card rooms and racetracks to offer regulated sports betting for adults.

It is one solution to the economic challenges facing local budgets. Sports betting is already offered by much larger, destination tribal casinos here in Washington. This bill would help create hundreds of family-wage jobs and strengthen job stability and opportunit...

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