Jim Warick, Deputy Director of Washington’s Lottery, presented “Government to Government.”
“Tribal resolution rescinds sovereignty so Washington’s Lottery can conduct business on tribal lands,” said Warick.
Currently, the lottery does business with 37 tribal c-stores. “It has helped us create a new business and foster a new relationship,” said Warick. “We have worked with the tribal c-store for over 10 years. We started focusing on the casinos themselves. Five casinos are licensed retailers and selling lottery on the floors.”
The five casinos are: Snoqualmie, Angel of the Winds, 7 Cedars, Muckleshoot Indian Casino and Quinault Beach Resort.
“We have leveraged those with the casinos because they are looking for more ways to drive traffic with their casinos,” said Warick. “We did a Poker tournament. They have all been phenomenal events. We did a Northern Quest, 2nd chance slot ticket and tournament. People really chase those chances to participate.”