Spirit Mountain Casino-Oregon Hot
Toll-Free Number: (800) 760-7977
Reservation Number: (888) 668-7366
Rooms: 94 Price Range: $89-$169
Suites: 6 Price Range: $169-$219
Restaurants: 5 Liquor: Yes
Buffets: B-$9.95 L-$10.95/$16.95 (Sunday) D-$15.95/$19.95 (Friday-Sunday)
Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Craps, Blackjack, Roulette, Poker, Pai Gow Poker, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, Keno, Bingo
Overnight RV Parking: Free/RV Dump: Free
Special Features: Childcare center. Video arcade. Slot club members receive a $20 room discount.
I'm way ahead
I've hit royal flushes four times here over past several years. Once on a dollar machine - paid $4,000 - and 3X on 25 cent machine paying $1,000 each. (I ALWAYS play Jacks or Better Poker and play X5 to get max payout on the royals).
I only bring $100 with me into the casino - all extra cash and plastic stays in my glove box. If I lose my 100 and want to play more, I have to go out to my car, which is all I need to break my "desperado" moment and just go home instead.
I usually go late on Sunday night because: A. I'm retired and I can, and B. I like the minimal crowds.
I use the club card and generally accumulate enough points for a free hamburger-fries which are my favorite.
Also, If I'm having a so-so time, I don't mind leaving with just a few $$'s profit. Hey, a small win is better than any size loss. And its a great 1-hr drive home at 3 AM or so
I no longer get their mailouts because my play is too small - that's OK---I'd rather just take home cash instead.
I've also hit my fav 5-spot Keno play that pays around $1,100 - not once, but TWO times.
So for me this is a great casino and they will be a long time winning the $9,000+ back at $100 per visit.
This is a very pretty and clean casino. They have a fabulous buffet, especially seafood night which features crab.
The slots are another story. They are so tight and rarely give a bonus. Even if you do get a bonus, you get nothing. Too bad, it is a pretty drive there, but probably want go back any time soon.
First time there
This is a NO win casino. We went there for the weekend and wanted to come back after the first night. All the slots were terrible, the food wasn't to bad. I would never go back there again.
Oregon Casino Tour - Spirit Mountain
Not one of our favorites. We were here several years ago and it seemed fine. This year we stopped and were not impressed. Staff seemed uninterested in helping anyone. Even some of the customers seemed to be kind of rude. Machines were tight to say the least. One person said if you could find a machine that paid, it would be your lucky day, we didn't find that machine. We had planned to stay here for a couple of hours but cut our visit to half an hour. Didn't eat here or sign up for the players club. Not sure if we would even stop if driving by.
Go to Chinook
I have went to this casino once in awhile for many years. The last time i was there I heard so many of the supervisors not treating their employees with respect. I was surprised. I overheard a couple of the employees talking about the working conditions and how abusive it can be to work there. I can not spend money at a place that I know treats their employees so poorly. It's obvious to me when so few of their employees smile.
Always enjoy myself here.
Last visit was 7/11/13 I have been going here for years. I always seem to win, well it depends on what others consider winning. I have NEVER went there and not won something! Some days when I want to spend as much time as possible I will do the ol' "put in and double method"; put in a $20 cash out when it's $40 not matter what then move from machine to machine doing the same. That way I have money to play the entire time. Sometimes I do this and walk out with $500+ going in with only $100. Last time I went I had $85 and had the funnest time! I was able to gamble with that for over 6 hours and went home with over $600, that's my idea of winning. I am not going for a Jackpot, I figure if you go in thinking that way you will overgamble and surely lose. I just want to have "me time", take a nice drive, go somewhere that I can smoke, relax in front of a machine that may pay me tons, listen to good music while I play, and go home with at least double what I came with. Stay positive, never go with what you can't afford to lose, have a laugh with the cool people behind the cashier cages, the floor walkers are always nice, and when your purse is full of tickets but you're out of cash LEAVE WITH YOUR WINNINGS. I like this place a lot. Headed that way for my Birthday next week, wish me luck :-).
On 9/13/2012 visited Spirit Mountain,,,,,,hit a jackpot on a slot machine in "The Peak" section....one very nice male employee stopped and congratulated me on my win answered some questions and told me someone would be with me shortly with paper work to be completed...soon after here comes two female attendants one looking at me like I just stole something from her.... to make a long story short this woman who paid me was the most discourteous, impudent, infelicitous person ever from start to finish.......sent e-mail to Spirit Mountain and to date have not received any reply, apology or acknowledgment.....I do not even receive bulletins etc from them....bottom line the problem is not just the floor worker but management also......I have not returned and do not plan on... returning .......too many Indian Casinos in Oregon who appreciate gamblers.....and then there is also Las Vegas!!!! Also waited in line for one hour to get into the dinner buffet......while there were several tables empty.....
Good for Oregon
My husband and I make the trip to Spirit Mountain at least once a month. They have done nothing but continue to improve over the last several years. The Buffet is the best by far of any of the other Oregon Casinos. We are constantly receiving promotions and lodging specials. The staff is always helpful and accommodating. Win or lose we always have a great time at Spirit Mountain.
The other thing I appreciate is how the Confederated Tribe of Grand Round has invested back into the community. They have donated money and are title sponsors on several events throughout the state.
Bad Bad Bad
1. They use to send out coupons now do not or just the minimal.
2. Also changed food coupons so must use that day.
3. Do not win on slots.
4. Cancel keno tournaments if not enough people show up that day.
They are cheap.
Slowly improving their reputation
I've been visiting Spirit Mountain since they opened. They have come a long way and are making improvements. Unlike Atlantic City and Vegas casinos, Spirit Mountain does use some of their gaming funds to improve the community and native lands.
This month alone I have won two jackpots and some pretty big wins on different denomination slots. No, I don't play only large denominations. Some of the funds are being used to give away some larger prizes such as Roll for a Million and Ring of Riches, where one of a few lucky drawings are rewarded. I personally would rather have some more payout on the slots and skip the drawings. They are too crowded to make me comfortable so I rarely come on those days just because it's like walking in the middle of a cattle drive. Finding a machine to play is impossible because every seat is filled, even with non-players waiting for the drawing.
The new Cedar Plank buffet is much nicer than the old buffet. More selections, fresh food, wide variety and many choices. Twice I have told the staff what I like and passed on comments to the chefs/servers. They listen and adjust.
I've never had any problems at the hotel except once when the rooms were not cleaned and ready for check-in because cleaning staff didn't show up, however I was comped an upgrade and everyone made sure I was satisfied and comfortable.
My favorite Oregon casino
This is my favorite Oregon casino.
The new Cedar Plank buffet is wonderful with lots of choices of salads, international foods, and desserts. It's a real bargain for the price, and even better on a coupon day. Seafood night is slightly more expensive, so we tend to eat a late lunch because of the cost difference followed by a light cafe dinner if we aren't too full from lunch or if we play late.
Comps are not huge but I have used my points for cash (available on certain days), and for free or reduced cost buffet. Using my club card gets me on the mailing list, which is always good for free cash, free gifts, reduced hotel rates, and free meals. Points will expire if not used in a year.
This month I booked a deluxe room for $16 using a free standard room coupon with a $16 upgrade to a deluxe room. Weekdays are cheaper than weekends, and the hotel fills up quickly on nights they have a concert. I book my rooms a few weeks before I go and never have a problem. I like the new decor and even though it's dark, it's tasteful and much better than the old rooms. I have also stayed in a Jr Suite - definitely recommended if you can afford it. The beds and sheets were so comfortable and soft I woke up totally refreshed.
I don't look out the window all day so the view doesn't bother me. I was there during the construction phase and because the hotel is a half moon shape it was hard to ignore the noise but I don't know that it could be helped. At least it was during daylight hours.
I strictly play slots because I love the entertainment. My wins vary as with any casino, but I play for a long time and it's entertainment. During my playing sessions I've hit several jackpots, won large amounts and gone home with more than I came. It all depends on the session and when I decide to quit. I play all denominations from pennies to one dollar - not usually more due to my small bank roll. My husband has hit three jackpots over $1,000 in the past year all on penny slots.
My advice is to go for fun and be surprised when you win. Definitely sign up for the club card.
Yes, stay at home.
We have stayed at Spirit Mountain quite a bit and have loved the rooms in the new wing of the hotel. Last year they decided the new rooms were "Deluxe" rooms and started charging $20 more than the rooms in the older part of the hotel. We were okay with that because the rooms were big and the decor nice. We could get a room on the west side of the hotel away from the parking lot and with a view. We decided to go this weekend and pay the weekend rate of $149 for the deluxe room. Surprisingly they had last minute rooms...this has never happened before. When we arrived we were informed they were renovating the rooms in the new wing and that our room was either overlooking the courtyard, or the entrance to the hotel. To our surprise our room was in the old part of the hotel and they had "renovated" them and were now considered "deluxe" rooms. In my opinion the decorating choices were awful. Dark brown, black and coffee colored, dark and very uncomfortable. The sheets actually scratched, the furniture was dusty and there were hairs in the bathtub. So the room overlooking the courtyard actually overlooked the dumpster the construction workers were using, along with the 6 outhouses they were using. Yuk again. So we asked to be moved to the front of the hotel. Of course we listened to the diesel buses all evening and then well into the night the boom boom boom from the music at the nightclub. The last couple of years the slot machines are dirty and service is below par. Needless to say we will be going to Lincoln City or Florence (which has an amazing hotel and casino) rather than stay at Spirit Mountain.
By far the worst casino in Oregon. The play here is so bad that I don't even know how it could be legal for them to operate. The only reason they get business is because of their location. We were once regulars years ago but decided to stop going. You will literally be feeding the machines and not even get any play time out of it. The players club cards are worthless and their promo offers are laughable.
Ditto....good food/bad gaming
The best thing about Spirit Mountain is the food. It's good, not great. It took us about 20 trips to realize we should just go there to eat, not gamble. The slots are tight and the slot attendants are not very friendly either. No matter what you spend, no freeplay.
Good Food/Bad Gaming
It's a great place to eat, but that buffet will cost you, the slots are tight.
No matter how often you visit Spirit Mountain and how much money you lose, you are considered a fool.
They got so big because of people like us. They take us for granted and that is why they have no respect for anyone. If you enjoy gambling, look elsewhere. Spirit Mountain has no appreciation for their guests.
Worst casino ever in the world!
The only place that was decent of the whole casino was the bar! Nobody can beat their chicken wings! However, anytime you want a drink on the floor, you're screwed! You might as well have someone watch your machine because their waitresses are no where to be found!
As for any gambling, you might as well keep your money in your pocket! Very little payoff! Every month that the tribe gets paid, you might as well throw money to them cause that's when they tighten their machines!
A nice place to stay overnight. The buffet is the best one of all the casinos in Oregon. All personnel are very friendly. The slots are OK. Payouts are Ok but like everyone else I wish they were better.
Never been a winner
I guess it's my own fault, I'm a hard learner. I have gone many times over the last few years and I have never come home with any cash not even the cash I take to play with (they take that too) but today was the worst they ever got me, the machines wouldn't even take you into bounce rounds, we tried about 25 machines between the two of us and no luck. I know that government machines pay out 98 percent and are regulated, but the Indian casinos are not. They use to have a wall with pictures of the big winners, they don't have that anymore either. I don't mind giving them my money as long as I can have fun doing it, I consider it as amusement pay. But I'm afraid they lost a couple of faithful players today.
We found the accomodations reasonably priced and clean with a friendly staff. The hotel itself was spotless, we dined at the buffet and found the variety very good everything fresh and tasty.
I'm afraid I ate way too much because it was excellent. I found the atmosphere in the casino to be pleasant and with very little smoke in the air throughout. As it was I took a little beating on the tables but the overall stay was so enjoyable I wasn't too put out. Besides my wife more than made up for it on the slots
great new buffet and slots are great they payed well
Slots are arguably extremely tight. New gererations of VLT odds may be controled by intergrated Chip. That means physically there may be 5 empty positions on a slot real (no symbol) - but electroncally, there could be many, many, more.
I personally find the management in table games to be lacking. Dealers seem friendly. It is allegedly possibe to jump from part-time blackjack dealer, to a postion of table games assistant manager, then table games manager.
The Casino and its wealth is allegedly run by three "sur names" at Human Resources, Security Department, and Tribal Council.
In the above description it says, "Overnight RV Parking: Free/RV (* Dump: Free)" The last part is correct. That is one few things, they do not seem to charge for: Dump Free. Player Beware!
Very nice rooms.
Slots very tight.
Don't think i will be back.
Extremely Tight Slots
Many, many, visits. No winnings
Oregon's biggest tourist attraction. Large BORING and tight casino. Food decent.
The spirit of winning
This place has good choices for food; slots do seem tight BUT do pay-out bigger than most other places. The table games tend to be much more fun. Watch out for Howard :-)
I have always walked away with $$$$