The vast majority of people who gamble do so safely and responsibly and we hope to offer them a fun time that does not threaten their well-being or risk their personal finances. Washington hosts a healthy gambling industry and a devoted and enthusiastic fan base for sports as well as national championships for several teams in recent years from the Seattle Storm (women’s professional basketball) and Seattle Sounders (major league soccer) to the Seattle Seahawks (major league football) and the Seattle Seawolves (major league rugby). As sports wagering increases in popularity across the country (currently offered in 30 states and Washington, D.C.), Maverick Gaming supports legalization and regulation of sports betting in Washington for the limited number of existing cardrooms and racetracks, an opportunity for customers and businesses alike that generates tax revenue to be used in local communities.