Washington State suddenly awash in sports betting bills Jill R. Dorson, SportsHandle · January 17, 2020 at 6:47 am Two tribal sports betting bills have been filed in the Washington state legislature in the last two days, and both include the college “carve out” and allow sports betting on tribal lands. Neither references a “royalty” or official league data mandate. Other than that, the House bills bear little resemblance to each other. Time will be of the essence for both bills, as the legislature has only a 60-day session and 2020 is a non-budget year. Any bill introduced would have to get out of committee by the first week of February to have enough time to get all the way to the governor’s desk, and gaming expansion in Washington requires a two-thirds super majority vote. The more inclusive of the two bills is HB 2478, which would allow state-wide online/mobile wagering, and betting at tribal casinos, card rooms and horse racetracks.