As of now that answer remains a hard NO. Betting on sports in Washington is banned under state law and would require a vote by their governing body to allow it. A spokesman for the Washington State Gambling Commission stated there is no proposed legislation for the legalization of sports betting at this time.
What is the Legal Betting Age in Washington?
The minimum age allowed to gamble in Washington is 18 years old. If a casino or a card club is selling alcohol, that minimum age is bumped up to 21 years old.
Can I Bet Online in Washington?
There is only one form of online gambling that is legal in Washington, Horse Racing. Residents can use multiple sites to bet on horse racing including TVG, TwinSpires, and BetAmerica. Other than horse racing, your opportunities to bet online are zilch. No legitimate sites take players from this state and it is a felony to participate as an operator or as a player; although recently, those laws have changed from prosecuting anyone who participates in online gambling to focusing on only those that operate online gambling websites.
When will Washington have Online Gambling?
There has been no activity from Washington’s state government to indicate that online gambling or sports betting will be allowed any time soon. On the contrary, in 2006 Washington amended their constitution to add the strictest laws against online gambling anywhere in the country.