Gambling Commission seeks public input on sports gambling
Posted on: July 09, 2019
OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Gambling Commission is seeking public input on the future of sports gambling in Washington, including discussion of three bills that were introduced during the 2019 legislative session.
At its public meeting on July 11, 2019, at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, the Gambling Commission will discuss the current sports gambling bills – HB 1975, HB 1992, SB 5965 – before the Legislature. Commission staff will provide an overview of the bills and how each of them could impact the state, if passed into law. The public is encouraged to attend because commissioners will seek public comment on these bills as well as general comments on sports gambling legalization in Washington.
“If the Legislature authorizes sports gambling, we expect to be the primary state regulator,” said Commission Chair Bud Sizemore. “It is essential for us to hear from the public before we make any regulatory policy recommendations to the Legislature for the 2020 session.”
Commissioners and staff are expected to continue discussions on sports gambling at the following upcoming meetings:
Aug. 8, 2019
Sept. 12, 2019
Oct. 10, 2019
Nov. 14, 2019
The meetings will be held at the Hampton Inn & Suites located at 4301 Martin Way E. in Olympia. Meeting times, agendas and packets are available online.
Members of the public who are unable to attend a meeting are encouraged to submit comments using the Gambling Commission’s online comment form.Media Contact:
Public Information Officer
Washington State Gambling Commission
(360) 486-3485 desk
(360) 584-2877 cell