Kindred signs deal to launch sportsbook Unibet at Swinomish Casino and Lodge in Washington

gaming giant Kindred Group has signed an agreement with the Swinomish Tribe to launch Unibet & Swinomish Sportsbook at Swinomish Casino & Lodge in Anacortes, Washingtonpending regulatory clearance and approvals. The initial phase of the strategic partnership covers six yearswith the possibility of extending the collaboration for an additional five years.

Once operational, Washington will mark the seventh state in which Unibet is live with its sports betting product in the United States. “Kindred Group will continue to invest in growing its U.S. business where market conditions support a sustainable business model,” the company said.

Manuel Stan, Senior Vice President of the North American Kindred Group, commented : “We are very excited to expand our footprint in the United States and to do so with the Swinomish Tribe. Opening a sports betting lounge at Swinomish Casino and Lodge will enable us to offer the best in class sports betting experience.”

Washington lawmakers legalized sports betting for the first time in 2020with Snoqualmie Tribal Casino becoming the first gaming property in the state to launch vertical in September 2021. Customers looking to bet on sporting events in Washington can only do so in person at a Tribal Casino, or via mobile when ‘they are on tribal land.

Earlier this month, Kindred received one of the Award Career Companies of the Year 2022 in Sweden by a unanimous jury. Early 2022, Kindred has been named one of the most attractive employers in the country; and in September, Kindred was ranked fifth out of 173 companies in a survey of “young professionals” regarding their choice of a future employer, the gaming group noted.