Gambling in Washington offers a range of liberal betting regulations. The gambling laws cover a variety of tribal casinos, home ‘social’ gaming and card clubs spread throughout the state. The horse racing industry dates all the way back to 1933, including both off-track, online and live-betting options. Local jurisdictions have been granted the authority by the state to self-regulate charitable gaming. A State Lottery is offered to the state’s residents.
That said, Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) are illegal, and something akin to NJ online gambling sites are yet to become reality, but on the upside, Games of Skill online are perfectly legal for the participation of online players. And in a surprise outcome, in-person sports betting was legalized in 2020 and is now allowed at many of Washington’s tribal casinos.