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Dec. 21, 2021, 8:00 a.m. EST

BetMGM Launches Retail Sports Betting in Washington with the Puyallup Tribe of Indians at Emerald Queen Casino

Washington Sports Legends Edgar Martinez, Marshawn Lynch and more commemorate first bets at BetMGM Sportsbook @ EQC

TACOMA, Wash., Dec. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --  BetMGM , a leading sports betting and iGaming operator, and Emerald Queen Casino (EQC) announced today that legalized sports betting is now live in Washington at the BetMGM Sportsbook @ EQC. Washington sports legends Edgar Martinez, Marshawn Lynch, Lawyer Milloy and Sydney Rice helped celebrate the sportsbook's official opening and first bets.

"We're thrilled to expand BetMGM's presence in Washington, a significant market filled with some of the country's most passionate sports fans," said BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt. "Together with the Puyallup Tribe of Indians and our partners at Emerald Queen Casino, we're proud to welcome guests to the state's premier sportsbook."

The BetMGM Sportsbook @ EQC features a 500-square-foot video wall, more than a dozen 86" high-definition televisions, 70 DreamSeat leather armchairs, six ticket windows and 30 betting kiosks.

The Puyallup Tribal Council, the Tribe's governing body, said, "EQC has really gone above and beyond in making BetMGM Sportsbook @ EQC the premier destination for sports betting in the Northwest. We've got the biggest video screen in the country, great seating, and an opening day that brought sports legends plus a live broadcast and a live game. We are striving to offer the best sports betting experience around at the Betting Capital of the Northwest!"

For high-res renderings and b-roll of the BetMGM Sportsbook at EQC, click here.

Frank Wright Jr., EQC General Manager said, "You have to see our massive video wall to believe it. It's just one component of the immersive experience that sets BetMGM Sportsbook @ EQC apart from every other sportsbook in the Pacific Northwest."

Emerald Queen Casino has two casinos and hotels: EQC Fife and the newly built EQC Tacoma. Betting kiosks and in-game wagering will be available on-premise at both EQC locations with mobile in-game wagering to activate in early 2022. EQC Fife's kiosk betting will begin on Dec. 27.

Sports betting on tribal land in the State of Washington became legal on March 25, 2020, when Governor Inslee signed sports betting legislation into law. Emerald Queen Casino, which is owned by the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, partnered with BetMGM to open the new EQC Sportsbook. Emerald Queen Casino is the exclusive partner for BetMGM in Washington.

As BetMGM continues to expand its sports betting platforms to new states, responsible gaming education remains a key focus. BetMGM is proud to provide resources to help customers play responsibly. For more information on BetMGM follow @BetMGM on Twitter.

About BetMGM
BetMGM is a market leading sports betting and gaming entertainment company, pioneering the online gaming industry. Born out of a partnership between MGM Resorts International /zigman2/quotes/209932643/composite MGM +1.19% and Entain Plc /zigman2/quotes/207493593/delayed UK:ENT +1.56% , BetMGM has exclusive access to all of MGM's U.S. land-based and online sports betting, major tournament poker, and online gaming businesses. Utilizing Entain's US-licensed, state of the art technology, BetMGM offers sports betting and online gaming via market leading brands including BetMGM, Borgata Casino, Party Casino and Party Poker. Founded in 2018, BetMGM is headquartered in New Jersey. For more information, visit  https://www.betmgm.com/ .

About Emerald Queen Casino Emerald Queen Casino first opened its doors in 1996 as a riverboat on the Port of Tacoma Waterway. After 24 years and three extensive expansions later, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians has developed the Emerald Queen Casino into two sprawling casinos and hotels in the City of Fife and Tacoma — just 20 miles south of SEATAC International Airport. EQC Fife is a favorite local casino with over 2,300 slots, 103 hotel rooms, and a 25,000 square foot multi-purpose conference center. Just three miles south from Fife is EQC Tacoma, boasting a contemporary and luxurious gaming floor with over 2,100 slots, more than 60 table games, 155 hotel rooms and suites, 6 dining venues, and a 1,800-seat event center.

Statements in this release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking" statements and "safe harbor statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and/or uncertainties, including those described in MGM Resorts' public filings with the SEC. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and assumptions and not on historical facts. Examples of these statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the future results of BetMGM. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in such forward-looking statements include effects of economic conditions and market conditions in the markets in which MGM Resorts operates and competition with other destination travel locations throughout the United States and the world, the design, timing and costs of expansion projects, risks relating to international operations, permits, licenses, financings, approvals and other contingencies in connection with growth in new or existing jurisdictions and additional risks and uncertainties described in MGM Resorts' Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and Form 8-K reports (including all amendments to those reports). In providing forward-looking statements, MGM Resorts is not undertaking any duty or obligation to update these statements publicly as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. If MGM Resorts updates one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be drawn that it will make additional updates with respect to those other forward-looking statements.

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