Angel of the Winds Casino Hotel Hot
Rooms: 125 Price Range: $114-$279
Restaurants: 1 Liquor: Yes
Valet Parking: Free
Buffets: L- $9.99/$15.99 (Sat/Sun) D- $15.99/$22.99 (Fri/Sat)
Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Poker, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Four Card Poker, Keno
Overnight RV Parking: Free/RV Dump: No
Worth the visit if traveling I-5
The only Native American based Casinos that I've taken out more money than I deposited.
Been here more than one hundred times though I stop less than once a year now.
The club used to offer a coupon or two per visit (enough to cover my fuel costs) but now limited to a couple a month.
There were other unique secondary incentives such as blackjack bonuses for the most BJ's in a time period along with hourly drawings (for showing up)and monthly (accumulation) drawings. Most of those were discontinued as the Casino expanded. Sure they cost them on the books, but without them I choose to drive somewhere closer to home.
The 99 cent special food was also a big hit when they were cooked to order. That changed when they expanded and began to use oven warmers after a remodel.
From nearly Ivar's quality to the mystery gas station level warmer was a disaster from my perspective. Fresh hot crispy fried fish to soggy luke warm mushy or dried fish jerky.
The Prime Rib in the main Restaurant is mostly a hit, other Casinos rib is lower grade but you pay $30 plus for the Buffet here. Bar food is hit and miss.
Regular staff was extremely nice, management was a bit stiff. Definite disconnect between floor staff and changes seemed as much as a surprise to floor as it was to customers.
Always liked the clubs monthly gifts even though mostly junk, but a few good hits. (great mugs for first time visitors) They had me as a regular customer (who brought in other customers) for a few years.
There seems to be a second dealing Black Jack plague at many of the Native American Casinos in Washington, so you have to be real friendly to not become their favorite mark. Have not played for a few years.
Have not tried since the Hotel opened.
They have cheapened over the years. In Katie's Kitchen you do not get as much food for your dollar as you did when they opened. The food is very expensive for what you get now. In the main restaurant....very expensive, like $30 for seafood/prime rib buffet. The food is good, but doesn't compare in price to Tulalip's buffet, which has a much bigger variety of foods. Tulalip's buffet wins, hands down.
The slots are generally tight and your money can disappear fast. I have won thousands there, but also have been going for years and have lost much too. As for comps, I don't believe I've ever gotten one, though I think they give them out to certain players, not sure.
Most employees seem friendly, but believe me, not all of them have been, over the years.
Player's club is pretty much a joke. Tulalip gives much more bang for the buck.
Also, if it is your birthday, at Tulalip you get $20, at Angel, a free 99 cent item from Katie's Kitchen, and maybe a coffee mug or umbrella or pen.
Bad day with my cigar.
I took 2 Ladies to the casino today for some fun time and lunch. The Ladies enjoy the slots and I use the time to buy a good cigar, order a glass of Mac & Jack and read a book. My first cigar was a very good smoke @ $13. I enjoyed the smoke so much I bought another cigar @ 9 and after a few puffs I noticed a 1 inch burn down down the side of the cigar. I took went back to the smoke shop and asked for a replacement. The lady behind the counter said she could make the exchange but her Supervisor could but tied up for a moment but would be back shortly. 10 minutes later the Supervisor returned and with no question I got another cigar. I lit the ciagr and after a a few puffs the cigar tunneled i.e. burned down the center. I went back to the smoke shop told the Supervisor my problem and ashed for a replacement and she said she could not do anything and that I would have to contact the cigar distributing company to get a refund. My questions. Is this the Casinos ploicy, or did the ladies in the smoke shop not understand my problem? And if I did want to persue this further how do I get in touch with the distribution company?
Okay but not great!
This is an okay casino, nothing special. Games are tight but great variety for all. Did not eat so food and drinks is a 1. Personnel very friendly and glad to answer questions. Would stop by if in area again but not go out of my way.
The good, the bad and the ugly.
The good is really great. We stayed here in an RV ($15.00 w/electric ) and each night booked recieved a discount coupon book. You can stay for free w/o hookup. With paid spot you get:
2 for 1 @ Katies .99 Kitchen
$5.00 off @ Watershed resteraunt. (2x 3.00 breakies less 5.00 =1.00!!)
$5.00 table play.
The bad is the RV spots are on a severe slope and require lots of wood to bring you somewhat level.
The ugly is the RV dump station. Someone who has never owned an RV made the dumping pad spot slope away from the dump thus you can only 1/2 dump your tank!
Overall I love this Casino.
I 've won lots on the slots, some on the tables and have a great time each visit.
Not my favorite - tight with the money
I go to different casinos every almost every weekend. I play both Slots and table games. I have never ever won at the table games and very rarely hit on the slots. I have lost hundreds of dollars and gotten nothing in return. And their cash for points is pitiful. Most casinos give $1 per 100 points but not this one.
Had a Bad Experience Here
I went to Angel of the Winds Casino on Friday, June 29th 2012 and after not being there for even 10 minutes, was assaulted by a man. He made the excuse that because the friend I was with said the word fat in a conversation he was having with me, that he must have been referring to the man's family. The man proceeded to then gather the people he had with him, and instead of targeting my friend, attacked me instead. He perceived me as being homosexual and repeatedly called me faggot while he tried tripping me and pushing me in the back. I was verbally and physically assaulted and all I got from security was that if he did it again he would be asked to leave. I am dissatisfied with my experience there and the lack of action on part of the security staff. I felt unsafe and eventually had to leave because they allowed the man to stay after verbally and physically attacking me for a perceived slight that he admitted, to security and even to me while he was harassing me, I did not commit. I feel this man targeted me because he believed I was homosexual and an easy target for harrassment, since all the comments were based on me being a "faggot" and because he targeted me instead of the man that had offended him. It created an atmosphere that I am not willing to endure again. I will not be coming back to a place that allows its patrons to discriminate and physically abuse others.
Nice place, not my favourite
Not a bad place, not a great place either... Stopped in here to meet the in-laws who were spending the weekend here. They took their RV and parked it in the parking lot. The have hook-ups and everything you need. They really like it there.
A lot of the slot machines are strange. Same typical games, but when you hit the spin button, the screen flickers, and you need to hit the spin button again.
The staff is very friendly. Worth a quick stop for sure.
I don't care what everyone else thinks, compared to others this place is great. Comfortable place, friendly employees, latest games. Tulalip may be bigger but this place is friendlier. I much rather spend my time and money at the Angels. I agree, you may not win every time, but where do you? At least this place treats you right, compared to any casino around.
Poker room review
I can only comment on their poker room. Cash game is usually 3/6 LH, occasionally 4/8 LH and 1/2 NLHE. Tournaments are very fast (Sunday's $33 tourney has 40BB starting stack with 12m rounds). Lots of poker players are local folks over the age of 40. Field is pretty soft and tight. If you need serious action - go to Tulalip. If you want to play poker and have fun - you might like it.
Not the same after remodel
slot machines are too tight compared to the tulalip casino; be prepared to lose. The old angel of the winds you had a chance of winning. Since the remodel you can go through a hundred dollar bill on slots in 10 minutes. We go to all the casinos up and down I-5, and angel of the winds has the tightest slot machines of them all.I can't believe people still go there. I guess its easier to get to with traffic and all. Good luck ha! ha!
Poor experience. The only friendly employees are at the Totem Club desk. Other than that, poor food, service, and machines. Never going back.
i"d be embaressed if I was you, no wait your makei
r u kidding me. I talked to other people at other casinos. Most of them want nothing to do with your casino. No play, just gimmy gimmy.. Really I've been out there since you opened, I've been with Katies Kitchen since it opened. At one point not even your employees would eat there. This decision is not based on just one time out there, my dad and I come out there at least two times a week since you opened. You know one of the hardest things I have to look at is your employees trying to be the friendliest casino when you have put so many angry customers before them.
Smaller than I thought, no frills
Casino feels older and is very plain and boring. I just came to play in the poker room; bunch of old, tight grumps that seemed as though they played together Mon-Fri 9-5. Just head south 8 miles for a much larger, nicer casino. The poker room at Tulalip Casino is the nicest in the state.
I've won one time out of many i ve played there...
Ughhhhh if I want to lose I will go to Angels. I wouldn't mind losing if I could at least play for 30 minutes or so, I'm not sure why it feels so cursed there. Are they trying to pay out less to save more for more additions or to make up on costs already spent?? Not sure what the case is, but it's way too frustrating to drive all the way out there just to blow 100 bucks in 15 minutes time after time. Compared to Tulalip this casino seems like a rip off.
Why do they Sweat the Money so Much?
My friend and I decided to go there to play instead of Snoqualmie or Tulalip like we usually do for blackjack. It was a bit uncomfortable from the start.
We bought in for $500 each and were playing for a decent amount of time. Next thing we know, four pit bosses are just staring at us. We can't figure out why until a dealer comes to us and tells us they think we're card counters. Card Counters! In a six deck game! Plus, I was losing over $200 and my friend was down at least $1,200.
There's absolutely no way I am going to play at a casino that is so paranoid about its money that it would make its bigger bettors feel uncomfortable. Why sweat your players like that? As if the casino doesn't make enough money.
It was fun and good
good change of pace
nice small town feel casino...the people are nice! slots seem a bit tight but then again what casino in WA isn't tight? Usually always have an enjoyable time there. Katie's kitchen has great specials but their player's card program is a joke. 2000 points for $5.
Not sure what the demominations are but i can tell you that i played there for close to 8 hours and got $5 back...however if you sign up for their totem club, you get things in the mail including some free slot and card table play. All in all, it's a decent casino but it's about 20 minutes farther than tulalip...worth it? Maybe for a change of pace but never going to be my preferred tribal casino.
new and improved?
After all the time waiting for the "new and improved" Angel of the Winds Casino, I was very dissapointed. The food in kate's is the same, grateful for that at least. The slot machines are much tighter and it is a bit confusing as you have to use money for some and tickets for others.
The warmth and friendliness of the old casino is gone. The decor tends to make one feel uncomfortable as the colors actually put a person off. They should sue the person who chose those colors... I miss the real Angel of the Wins.
1st visit to the new Angels
Wife and I loved the old Angels and played there instead of the " others " close by. Came to the new and improved(?) Angels, got very little play time on the machines, some machines accept your card while others do not,(sort of like the Tulalip) and the waitress screwed up our order twice because she said she didn't need to write it down! It was a disappointment on our 1st visit to the new Angels. Will we be back? Not if the Snoqualmie Casino shows us what it takes with their play, service, food and staff !
I miss the old one
Angels recently added and in process of remodeling the old part. I think the big draw before the remodel was the cheap eats (99 cent specials). I hope once the remodel is complete, that they will still offer these specials. They do offer them now but food is held in a hot cart.
The new restaurant they opened had VERY slow service and prices a tad higher then the regulars are used to. Fingers crossed that it will be better once all remodeling is complete. So far it has lost that community feel it used to have.
Could be my luck, but I feel slots have been tighter with this expansion too.
Small with few slot machines to chose from. However, the guest service is great.