Howard “Scooter” Chapman makes the first bet at 7 Cedars Casino’s new Cedars Sportsbook at 270756 U.S. Highway 101 east of Sequim on Thursday. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Howard “Scooter” Chapman makes the first bet at 7 Cedars Casino’s new Cedars Sportsbook at 270756 U.S. Highway 101 east of Sequim on Thursday. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Scooter starts the betting in Blyn

BLYN — Local sports icon Howard “Scooter” Chapman made the first legal bet in Clallam County at 7 Cedars Casino’s new Cedars Sportsbook on Thursday.

The new business opened at 11 a.m. Thursday at the casino at 270756 U.S. Highway 101 east of Sequim.

“Now, it’s all up to the Seahawks,” Chapman, a longtime local sportscaster who retired in 2022, said after placing a $20 bet with manager Bill Matsko and Danny Duszynski on Seattle to defeat the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday in the Wild Card Weekend playoff game.

(Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

(Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

The casino’s new business features eight self-serve kiosks open from 8 a.m. to 3 a.m. daily (cash only), and a writing station open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Minimum bets are $5 and the maximum at a kiosk is $1,999, whereas the writing station allows for higher bets, said Glenn Smithson, general manager.

Visitors can bet on an array of sports from football and basketball to racing and mixed martial arts.

Other amenities include a 24-foot video screen, scrolling marquee of scores/schedules, and theater-style seating.

For more information, visit https://7cedars.com/.

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