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 Tulalip Resort Casino has over 2,200 slot machines
The Tulalip Resort Casino has over 2,200 slot machines

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).

The pretty Skagit Hotel & Casino is a little south of Bellingham
The pretty Skagit Hotel & Casino is a little south of Bellingham

List of Top Gambling Venues in Washington

12 Tribes Resort Casino Omak28968 US-97, Omak, WA 98841www.colvillecasinos.com/12-tribes-omak-casino-hotel/
7 Cedars Casino Sequim270756 US-101, Sequim, WA 98382www.7cedars.com
Angel Of The Winds Casino Resort Arlington3438 Stoluckquamish Ln, Arlington, WA 98223www.angelofthewinds.com
Buzz Inn Casino & Steakhouse East Wenatchee280 Grant Rd #5332, East Wenatchee, WA 98802www.buzzinnsteakhouse.com/casino
Casino Snoqualmie37500 SE North Bend Way, Snoqualmie, WA 98065www.snocasino.com
Chewelah Casino2555 Smith Rd, Chewelah, WA 99109www.chewelahcasino.com
Clearwater Casino Resort Suquamish15347 Suquamish Way NE, Suquamish, WA 98392www.clearwatercasino.com
Emerald Downs Racetrack Auburn2300 Ron Crockett Dr, Auburn, WA 98001www.emeralddowns.com
Ilani Casino Resort Ridgefield1 Cowlitz Wy, Ridgefield, WA 98642www.ilaniresort.com
Emerald Queen Casino Fife5700 Pacific Hwy E, Fife, WA 98424www.emeraldqueen.com/fife-casino
Emerald Queen Casino Tacoma2920 E R St, Tacoma, WA 98404www.emeraldqueen.com/tacoma
Joker’s Casino Richland624 Wellsian Way, Richland, WA 99352www.atomicbowl.com/casino-tri-cities-wa-2
Lancer Lanes And Casino Clarkston1250 Bridge St, Clarkston, WA 99403www.lancerlanesandcasino.com
Little Creek Casino & Resort Shelton91 WA-108, Shelton, WA 98584www.little-creek.com
Legends Casino Hotel Toppenish580 Fort Rd, Toppenish, WA 98948www.legendscasino.com
Lucky Dog Casino Skokomish19330 US-101, Skokomish, WA 98584www.myluckydogcasino.com
Lucky Eagle Casino And Hotel Rochester12888 188th Ave SW, Rochester, WA 98579www.luckyeagle.com
Muckleshoot Indian Casino Auburn2402 Auburn Way S, Auburn, WA 98002www.muckleshootcasino.com
New Phoenix Casino La Center225 W 4th St, La Center, WA 98629www.newphoenixcasino.com
Crazy Moose Casino Mountlake Terrace22003 66th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043www.playmaverickwashington.com
Elwha River Casino Port AngelesElwha River Casino Port Angeleswww.elwharivercasino.com
Coulee Dam Casino515 Birch St, Coulee Dam, WA 99116www.colvillecasinos.com/coulee-dam-casino
Crazy Moose Casino Pasco510 S 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301www.maverickgaming.com/maverick-washington/listings/crazy-moose-casino-pasco
Coyote Bob’s Casino Kennewick3014 W Kennewick Ave, Kennewick, WA 99336www.maverickgaming.com/maverick-washington/play-maverick
Mr. Z’s Casino, Pullman780 SE Bishop Blvd #5510, Pullman, WA 99163https://zeppoz.com/casino/
The Point Casino And Hotel Kingston7989 NE Salish Ln, Kingston, WA 98346www.thepointcasinoandhotel.com
Nooksack Northwood Casino Lynden9750 Northwood Rd, Lynden, WA 98264www.northwoodcasino.com
Northern Quest Resort & Casino Airway Heights100 N Hayford Rd, Airway Heights, WA 99001www.northernquest.com
Quinault Beach Resort & Casino Ocean Shores78 WA-115, Ocean Shores, WA 98569www.quinaultbeachresort.com
Roxy’s Casino Seattle2823 SW Roxbury St, Seattle, WA 98126www.roxburylanes.com
Shoalwater Bay Casino Tokeland4112 WA-105, Tokeland, WA 98590www.swbcasino.com
Red Dragon Casino Mountlake Terrace21917 Pacific Hwy, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043www.maverickgaming.com/maverick-washington
Nob Hill Bowl And Casino Yakima3807 W Nob Hill Blvd, Yakima, WA 98902www.nobhillbowl.com
Nisqually Red Wind Casino Olympia12819 Yelm Hwy SE, Olympia, WA 98513www.redwindcasino.com
Silver Dollar Casino Renton3100 E Valley Rd, Renton, WA 98057www.maverickgaming.com/maverick-washington/play-maverick/
Silver Dollar Casino SeaTac19222 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA 98188www.maverickgaming.com/maverick-washington/play-maverick/
Silver Reef Casino Resort Ferndale4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale, WA 98248www.silverreefcasino.com
Spokane Tribe Casino Airway Heights14300 U.S. Rte 2, Airway Heights, WA 99001www.spokanetribecasino.com
Silver Dollar Casino Mill Creek17917 Bothell Everett Hwy, Bothell, WA 98012www.maverickgaming.com/maverick-washington
Swinomish Casino And Lodge Anacortes12885 Casino Dr, Anacortes, WA 98221www.swinomishcasinoandlodge.com
Skagit Casino Resort Bow5984 Darrk Ln, Bow, WA 98232www.theskagit.com
Tulalip Resort Casino10200 Quil Ceda Blvd, Tulalip, WA 98271www.tulalipresortcasino.com
Wild Goose Casino Ellensburg1600 Currier St, Ellensburg, WA 98926www.wildgoosecasino.com
Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort
15347 Suquamish Way NE, Suquamish, WA 98392www.clearwatercasino.com

Related reading: Washington online casinos

List of Casinos in Washington State

Here’s a list of Washington’s 29 different casinos in alphabetical order:

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.

The new Quil Ceda Creek Casino has 1,500 slots and 16 table games.
The new Quil Ceda Creek Casino has 1,500 slots and 16 table games.

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:

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.

The BetMGM sportsbook at the Emerald Queen Casino Tacoma
The BetMGM sportsbook at the Emerald Queen Casino Tacoma

* 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).