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Anacortes (Skagit County)

  • Swinomish Casino
    12885 Casino Drive
    Anacortes, WA 98221
    Tel. No.: +1 360 293-2691

Bremerton (Kitsap County)

  • A & C Tavern
    3249 Perry Avenue
    Bremerton, WA 98312
    Tel. No.: +1 360377-3248

Burlington (Skagit County)

  • The Sports Keg
    1660 South Burlington Blvd
    Burlington , WA 98233
    Tel. No.: +1 360 757-7828

Centralia

  • Joe's Tavern
    537 N. Tower
    Centralia, WA 98531
    Tel. No.: +1 360 736-8024

Chelan

  • JR's Bar & Grill
    116 East Woodin
    Chelan, WA 99116
    Tel. No.: +1 509 682-1031

Cle Elum

  • Diamondbacks
    200 East First
    Cle Elum, WA 98922
    Tel. No.: +1 509 674-9669

Everett

  • The Club Broadway
    1611 Everett Ave
    Everett, WA 98201
    Tel. No.: +1 425 259-2756

Ferndale

  • Silver Reef Casino
    4876 Haxton Way
    Ferndale, WA 98802
    Tel. No.: +1 360 312-2354

Kelso

  • Cleopatra's Grizzly Casino
    902 Ash Street
    Kelso, WA 98626
    Tel. No.: +1 360 423-6630

Kennewick

  • Sports Page
    6 South Cascade
    Kennewick, WA 99336
    Tel. No.: +1 360 585-0596

MosesLake

  • Papa's Casino/Restaurant
    Hwy 17 & Stratford Road
    Moses Lake, WA 98837
    Tel. No.: +1 509 765-1248

Okanogan

  • Cariboo Inn
    223 Queen Street
    Okanogan, WA 98840
    Tel. No.: +1 509 422-6109

Olympia

  • Westside Lanes
    2200 Garfield Ave NW
    Olympia, WA 98502
    Tel. No.: +1 360 943-2400

Sequim

  • Seven Cedars Casino
    270756 Hwy 101
    Sequim, WA 98362
    Tel. No.: +1 360 683-7777

Shoreline

  • Drift On Inn
    16708 Aurora Ave N
    Shoreline, WA 98133
    Tel. No.: +1 206 546-8040

Spokane

  • Northern Quest Casino
    N 10 Hayford Road
    Airway Heights, WA 99001
    Tel. No.: +1 509 242-7000

Vancouver

  • GK's Sportbar
    11600 SE Mill Plain Blvd.
    Vancouver, WA 98684
    Tel. No.: +1 360 253-1479

Walla Walla

  • Blue Mountain Casino
    2055 East Isaacs Avenue
    Walla Walla, WA 99362
    Tel. No.: +1 509 525-9941

East Wenatchee

  • Minns Club
    845 West Vally Mall Pkwy
    East Wenatchee, WA 98802
    Tel. No.: +1 509 884-6922

Yakima

  • Thunderbird Lounge
    1402 S 1st Ave
    Yakima, WA 98901
    Tel. No.: +1 509 452-1012

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THE PARIMUTUEL SYSTEM

Parimutuel betting (French for mutual betting) is a betting system in which all bets of a particular type are placed together in a pool; taxes and a house take are removed, and payoff odds are calculated by sharing the pool among all placed bets.

The parimutuel system was invented by Parisian perfume maker Pierre Oller in 1865 when asked by a bookmaker friend to devise a fair system for bettors which guarantees a fixed profit for the bookmaker.

The large amount of calculation involved in this system led to the invention of a specialized mechanical calculating machine known as a totalisator, "automatic totalisator" or "tote board".

The first was installed at Ellerslie Racecouse in Auckland, New Zealand on 1913. Since then totalisators came into widespread use at race courses throughout the world. The first totalisator in the US as installed at Arlington Park, near Chicago, Illinois in 1933.

The parimutuel system is used in gambling on horse racing, greyhound racing, jai alai, and all sporting events of relatively short duration in which participants finish in a ranked order.

A modified parimutuel system is also used in some lottery games such as Lotto South.

Parimutuel gambling is frequently state-regulated, and offered in many places where gambling is otherwise illegal. Parimutuel gambling is often also offered at OTB facilities, where players may bet on the events without actually being present to observe them in person.

Parimutuel betting differs from fixed odds betting in that the final payout is not determined until the pool is closed - in fixed odds betting, the payout is agreed at the time the bet is sold.