Washington’s gambling commission approves sports betting; sends to governor

Sports betting could finally be expanded in Washington in 2021. (Getty Images)

The Washington State Gambling Commission on Thursday approved amendments to gambling compacts for 15 Native American tribes that are a major step to allowing those tribes to offer sports betting at their casinos.

Commissioners voted 7-0, with two excused, on the requests from all 15 tribes to approve the amendments and send them to Gov. Jay Inslee for his approval.

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