As the focal point for horse racing in the Pacific Northwest, Washington is home to one major track at Emerald Downs, and a number of smaller tracks and short-term fair meets. In addition, Washington has a number of OTB or simulcast facilities, called satellite locations, affiliated with Emerald Downs. Washington also has more than two dozen tribal casinos located throughout the state.
Washington Off Track Betting Sites
Even with a number of off track betting locations to choose from in Washington, there are still times when horseplayers want to bet a big race and can't get away. That problem is solved with an online racebook account accessible through a PC or mobile device. Online racebooks are convenient and secure, offering track odds and regular promotion deals.
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With the opportunity to bet on dozens of tracks both in North America and overseas, Bovada also offers future bets on major events like the Triple Crown, Breeders' Cup and major European and Australian stakes races. And they give track odds on all wagers placed the day of the race.
Washington Horse Race Tracks
Located in Auburn, just outside of Seattle, Emerald Downs has been the premier track in Washington since opening in 1996, replacing the 60-year-old Longacres track. In eastern Washington, Yakima Meadows operated as a one-mile dirt oval for 35 years before being closed down in 1998. In Spokane, Playfair Race Track opened its doors in 1901, and was in operation until 2000. In addition to Emerald Downs, short fair grounds race meets are held every year in Dayton, Waitsburg, Walla Walla, and Kennewick.
OTB Locations in Washington
As mentioned earlier, there are about a dozen satellite betting locations affiliated with Emerald Downs scattered throughout the state. Below is a partial list of select locations, for a full list check the Washington Horse Racing Commission or Emerald Downs websites.
Emerald Downs offers a live racing meet from early April to the end of September, with racing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. In addition, Emerald provides for year-round simulcast wagering from close to 20 tracks around North America. Emerald also has a brand-new casino area.
- 2300 Ron Crockett Drive
- Auburn WA 98001
Northern Quest Casino
Northern Quest is a casino and resort located near Spokane. They offer simulcast wagering in their Turf Club lounge Wednesday through Sunday from 9 AM to 5:30 PM. The casino includes slots, table games and poker. There are multiple dining options and a hotel and golf course onsite.
- 100 Hayford Road
- Airway Heights WA 99001
The most recent addition to the Emerald Downs satellite locations, Muckleshoot offers self-serve kiosk off track betting in their poker room (contact the casino for days and times). The casino themselves offers slots, table games and poker. There are several dining and beverage options available on site as well.
- 2402 Auburn Way South
- Auburn WA 98002
Club Hollywood Casino
Club Hollywood Casino provides off track betting in their Sportsbook Room. They're open seven-days-per-week, from 9 AM to 5:30 PM on Monday and Tuesday, and 8 AM to 9 PM Wednesday through Sunday. The casino has table games and poker, and a resturant with pub food as well as international cuisine.
- 16716 Aurora Avenue North
- Shoreline WA 98133