With the gaming operator in the process of moving to its new headquarters in Kirkland, Washington, Maverick Gaming announced a corporate relocation.
Maverick’s plans of creating a new base of operations previously based in Nevada come as the company seeks to promote sports betting activities in the state and follows a $250m investment in local employment and the economy.
Supporting family-wage jobs
Kirkland Mayor Penny Sweet said: “As we all work together to build a pathway through the impacts of the pandemic, we welcome Maverick Gaming to Kirkland as a partner in supporting family-wage jobs in our state’s regulated gaming industry.
“In just a few years, Maverick Gaming has shown a commitment to Washington – whether it is through their Maverick Cares community giving program or because they embraced being the largest private-sector employer of Teamsters Local 117. I look forward to Maverick Gaming continuing to deepen its investment in Kirkland and across our state.”
Maverick claims that the right to provide sports betting will generate approximately 10 jobs at each of its facilities, with SB 5212 seeking to expand the operation beyond the realm of tribal casinos and to state approved cardrooms and racetracks.
Speaking of the move, Eric Persson, Maverick Gaming CEO and co-founder, said: “I grew up in Hoquiam and am humbled and excited to be locating Maverick Gaming’s headquarters in my home state.
“Establishing our company’s corporate headquarters in Kirkland is just one of the ways that our team is prioritising local commitments as we expand our investment in Washington.
“Our team works every day to offer something safe, fun, and accessible for our guests, and to be good neighbours doing our share of supporting the people who live and work in the places we operate.”
Maverick Gaming has thrown its support behind the sports betting push, claiming that after the deep economic slowdown caused by the pandemic, the move will provide an opportunity to stabilize jobs and drive revenue.