Washington Casinos – Best Places to Gamble in WA
The Evergreen State is rich both in natural beauty and casino gambling, as Washington State has 29 different casinos within its borders.
From Spokane to the Pacific coast, the Canadian border down to the Oregon state line, there is at least one casino within a relatively short driving distance for almost all of the state’s 7 ½ million residents.
The state’s variety of casinos range from a small plain building with only a few slot machines, all the way to a full-scale resort that is one of the biggest casinos in the USA.
Per Washington State’s gambling compact with the 28 Indian tribes that operate these 29 casinos, games allowed include blackjack, craps (with dice), baccarat, pai-gow, roulette, poker, sic-bo, Big 6, keno, off-track betting on the horses, and now sports betting.
While the table games in the state are similar to ones you’ll find in Las Vegas, the slot machines operate differently.
Instead of the typical Las Vegas-style slot machine with random number generators, the slots in Washington are called, “Tribal Lottery Machines.” Although similar in looks to a normal slot, they have a pre-determined pool of winners and losers, meaning you are competing against your fellow slot players at that particular casino for a slice of the winnings.
Washington’s count of 29 casinos is taken directly from the Washington State Gaming Commission, but does not include the numerous card rooms found around the state.
Washington State Casinos Map
(Each red star represents one of Washington State’s 29 different casinos)
As you can see from the map, the vast majority of the state’s casinos are located in the Seattle metropolitan area. In fact, there are only eight casinos in Eastern Washington.
Of the twenty casinos in Western Washington, there are seven casinos in the Seattle area, and six Tacoma casinos, (as defined by a casino within a one hour drive of downtown).
List of Top Gambling Venues in Washington
|12 Tribes Resort Casino Omak||28968 US-97, Omak, WA 98841||www.colvillecasinos.com/12-tribes-omak-casino-hotel/|
|7 Cedars Casino Sequim||270756 US-101, Sequim, WA 98382||www.7cedars.com|
|Angel Of The Winds Casino Resort Arlington||3438 Stoluckquamish Ln, Arlington, WA 98223||www.angelofthewinds.com|
|Buzz Inn Casino & Steakhouse East Wenatchee||280 Grant Rd #5332, East Wenatchee, WA 98802||www.buzzinnsteakhouse.com/casino|
|Casino Snoqualmie||37500 SE North Bend Way, Snoqualmie, WA 98065||www.snocasino.com|
|Chewelah Casino||2555 Smith Rd, Chewelah, WA 99109||www.chewelahcasino.com|
|Clearwater Casino Resort Suquamish||15347 Suquamish Way NE, Suquamish, WA 98392||www.clearwatercasino.com|
|Emerald Downs Racetrack Auburn||2300 Ron Crockett Dr, Auburn, WA 98001||www.emeralddowns.com|
|Ilani Casino Resort Ridgefield||1 Cowlitz Wy, Ridgefield, WA 98642||www.ilaniresort.com|
|Emerald Queen Casino Fife||5700 Pacific Hwy E, Fife, WA 98424||www.emeraldqueen.com/fife-casino|
|Emerald Queen Casino Tacoma||2920 E R St, Tacoma, WA 98404||www.emeraldqueen.com/tacoma|
|Joker’s Casino Richland||624 Wellsian Way, Richland, WA 99352||www.atomicbowl.com/casino-tri-cities-wa-2|
|Lancer Lanes And Casino Clarkston||1250 Bridge St, Clarkston, WA 99403||www.lancerlanesandcasino.com|
|Little Creek Casino & Resort Shelton||91 WA-108, Shelton, WA 98584||www.little-creek.com|
|Legends Casino Hotel Toppenish||580 Fort Rd, Toppenish, WA 98948||www.legendscasino.com|
|Lucky Dog Casino Skokomish||19330 US-101, Skokomish, WA 98584||www.myluckydogcasino.com|
|Lucky Eagle Casino And Hotel Rochester||12888 188th Ave SW, Rochester, WA 98579||www.luckyeagle.com|
|Muckleshoot Indian Casino Auburn||2402 Auburn Way S, Auburn, WA 98002||www.muckleshootcasino.com|
|New Phoenix Casino La Center||225 W 4th St, La Center, WA 98629||www.newphoenixcasino.com|
|Crazy Moose Casino Mountlake Terrace||22003 66th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043||www.playmaverickwashington.com|
|Elwha River Casino Port Angeles||Elwha River Casino Port Angeles||www.elwharivercasino.com|
|Coulee Dam Casino||515 Birch St, Coulee Dam, WA 99116||www.colvillecasinos.com/coulee-dam-casino|
|Crazy Moose Casino Pasco||510 S 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301||www.maverickgaming.com/maverick-washington/listings/crazy-moose-casino-pasco|
|Coyote Bob’s Casino Kennewick||3014 W Kennewick Ave, Kennewick, WA 99336||www.maverickgaming.com/maverick-washington/play-maverick|
|Mr. Z’s Casino, Pullman||780 SE Bishop Blvd #5510, Pullman, WA 99163||https://zeppoz.com/casino/|
|The Point Casino And Hotel Kingston||7989 NE Salish Ln, Kingston, WA 98346||www.thepointcasinoandhotel.com|
|Nooksack Northwood Casino Lynden||9750 Northwood Rd, Lynden, WA 98264||www.northwoodcasino.com|
|Northern Quest Resort & Casino Airway Heights||100 N Hayford Rd, Airway Heights, WA 99001||www.northernquest.com|
|Quinault Beach Resort & Casino Ocean Shores||78 WA-115, Ocean Shores, WA 98569||www.quinaultbeachresort.com|
|Roxy’s Casino Seattle||2823 SW Roxbury St, Seattle, WA 98126||www.roxburylanes.com|
|Shoalwater Bay Casino Tokeland||4112 WA-105, Tokeland, WA 98590||www.swbcasino.com|
|Red Dragon Casino Mountlake Terrace||21917 Pacific Hwy, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043||www.maverickgaming.com/maverick-washington|
|Nob Hill Bowl And Casino Yakima||3807 W Nob Hill Blvd, Yakima, WA 98902||www.nobhillbowl.com|
|Nisqually Red Wind Casino Olympia||12819 Yelm Hwy SE, Olympia, WA 98513||www.redwindcasino.com|
|Silver Dollar Casino Renton||3100 E Valley Rd, Renton, WA 98057||www.maverickgaming.com/maverick-washington/play-maverick/|
|Silver Dollar Casino SeaTac||19222 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA 98188||www.maverickgaming.com/maverick-washington/play-maverick/|
|Silver Reef Casino Resort Ferndale||4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale, WA 98248||www.silverreefcasino.com|
|Spokane Tribe Casino Airway Heights||14300 U.S. Rte 2, Airway Heights, WA 99001||www.spokanetribecasino.com|
|Silver Dollar Casino Mill Creek||17917 Bothell Everett Hwy, Bothell, WA 98012||www.maverickgaming.com/maverick-washington|
|Swinomish Casino And Lodge Anacortes||12885 Casino Dr, Anacortes, WA 98221||www.swinomishcasinoandlodge.com|
|Skagit Casino Resort Bow||5984 Darrk Ln, Bow, WA 98232||www.theskagit.com|
|Tulalip Resort Casino||10200 Quil Ceda Blvd, Tulalip, WA 98271||www.tulalipresortcasino.com|
|Wild Goose Casino Ellensburg||1600 Currier St, Ellensburg, WA 98926||www.wildgoosecasino.com|
|Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort||15347 Suquamish Way NE, Suquamish, WA 98392||www.clearwatercasino.com|
List of Casinos in Washington State
Here’s a list of Washington’s 29 different casinos in alphabetical order:
- Angel of the Winds Casino
- Chewelah Casino
- Coulee Dam Casino
- Emerald Queen Casino Fife
- Emerald Queen Casino at I-5
- iLani Casino Resort
- Kalispel Casino
- Legends Casino
- Little Creek Casino Resort
- Lucky Dog Casino
- Lucky Eagle Casino
- Mill Bay Casino
- Muckleshoot Casino
- Northern Quest Casino
- Northwood Casino
- Quil Ceda Creek Casino
- Quinault Beach Resort & Casino
- Red Wind Casino
- Silver Reef Casino
- Skagit Valley Casino
- Snoqualmie Casino
- Spokane Tribe Casino
- Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort
- Swinomish Casino and Lodge
- The Point Casino
- Tulalip Resort Casino
- 7 Cedars Casino
- 12 Tribes Resort Casino
If you’re keeping score, you’ll see there are only 28 casinos listed above, versus the 29 casinos listed by the Washington Gambling Commission. That is because the Muckleshoot Casino’s bingo hall is located across the street from the main casino and is therefore, technically, a different casino.
Casinos in Washington State with Hotels
While there aren’t any 5,000 room mega-resorts like the MGM Grand in Washington, there are some very nice casino resorts. However of the state’s 29 casinos, only 14 have hotels attached to the casino. However that’s soon about to change (see below).
As of now, here are all the casinos in Washington State with hotels:
- Angel of the Winds Casino – 125 rooms
- Emerald Queen Casino Fife – 102 rooms
- Legends Casino Hotel – 218 rooms
- Little Creek Casino Resort – 190 rooms
- Lucky Eagle – 170 rooms
- Northern Quest Resort & Casino – 250 rooms
- Quinault Beach Resort & Casino – 158 rooms
- Silver Reef Hotel, Casino & Spa – 206 rooms
- Skagit Valley Casino – 131 rooms
- Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort – 183 rooms
- Swinomish Casino and Lodge – 98 rooms
- The Point Hotel & Casino – 94 rooms
- Tulalip Resort Casino – 370 rooms
- 12 Tribes Resort & Casino – 80 rooms
More About Indian Casinos in Washigton State
* With over 2,200 slot machines, 35 table games, and poker room, the Tulalip Casino Resort is the largest casino in Washington. And with 370 rooms, it’s also the biggest casino resort in the state.
* Washington will have its 15th and 16th casino resorts opening soon.
The Muckleshoot is currently building an 18 story, 400 room hotel tower that is expected to open in 2022. Once completed, it will make the Muckleshoot the biggest casino/resort in Washington. In addition, the Quil Ceda Creek Casino (which opened in February 2021) has plans for a 150 room hotel.
* Because all of these casinos are located on tribal land, there are no standardized gaming age regulations. As such, some of these casinos require you to be at least 21 years old, while others allow you to gamble at 18. At the Tulalip, you are allowed to play bingo at age 16.
(By Steve Beauregard. Photos courtesy of Blake Handley, and the Skagit Hotel & Casino).