Silver Reef Casino Resort debuts sports betting

Grand opening set for Aug. 31
August 30, 2022 at 11:29 a.m.
The new Betfred Sportsbook in the Silver Reef Casino Resort in Ferndale is having its grand opening on Aug. 31.
The new Betfred Sportsbook in the Silver Reef Casino Resort in Ferndale is having its grand opening on Aug. 31. (Photo courtesy of Silver Reef Casino Resort)

By CDN Staff

The Lummi Nation has partnered with U.K.-based Betfred Sports to launch a new sports betting location at the Silver Reef Casino Resort in Ferndale, the casino announced in a Tuesday press release.

The casino will host an opening party for Betfred Sportsbook from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, with the honorary first bet set to be made by NFL Hall of Famer and former Seattle Seahawks Warren Moon.

“We are extremely excited about opening and operating the sportsbook with our partner Betfred Sports,” Silver Reef Casino Resort CEO Marty Sauvage said in the release. “The sportsbook will be a fantastic new amenity for our guests and will enable us to continue delivering the premier gaming and resort experience in the Northwest.”

The sportsbook will operate in the space formerly occupied by the Portage Bay Bar. It will include multiple high-resolution video walls, sportsbook seating, multiple betting stations and self-serve kiosks all with high-quality sports pub food and beverages, according to the release.

“We look forward to utilizing our 50 years of bookmaking experience to make the Betfred Sportsbook at Silver Reef Casino Resort the go-to destination for sports wagering in the state,” Betfred Sports COO Bryan Bennett said. “We’ve long been eyeing the state of Washington and are excited to enter the market in partnership with Lummi Nation and the team at Silver Reef Casino.”

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