IGT expands in Washington state with Kalispel Tribe deal

International Game Technology (IGT) has signed a multi-year agreement with the Kalispel Tribe of Indians which will see the company expand its sports betting offering to Washington state.

Under the terms of the deal, the Tribe’s Kalispel Casino will use IGT’s technology to power a retail sportsbook, which is due to open at a later date.

IGT first entered the Washington sports betting market in July 2021 via its partnership with Snoqualmie Casino. The company went on to reach a similar agreement with the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians and their Angel of the Winds Casino Resort in September.

IGT’s president of sports betting Joe Asher said: “IGT is pleased to build on our sports betting momentum in Washington State and bolster our long-standing partnership with the Kalispel Tribe of Indians by powering sports betting at Kalispel Casino.

“We look forward to bringing a great sports betting experience to the Kalispel Casino so that our long-time partner can further engage its customers.”

The Kalispel Tribe first agreed its gaming compacts with Washington State Gambling Commission in May 2021.

Kevin Zenishek, executive director of casino operations at Kalispel Casino added: “We’re excited to roll out sports betting for our guests at Kalispel Casino. It has already proven to be a fantastic new amenity at Northern Quest and we know it will be popular at our Kalispel Casino as well.”

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