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Address
12819 Yelm Highway
City
Olympia
State
Washington
Zip Code
98513
Country
United States
Phone
(360) 412-5000

Toll-Free Number: (866) 946-2444
Restaurants: 1 Liquor: Yes
Buffets: B- $10/$13 (Sat)/$20 (Sun)
L- $15/$20 (Sun)
D-- $20 (Sun), rest is correct
Casino Size: 12,000 Square Feet
Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Spanish 21, Four Card Poker, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Let It Ride, Keno
Overnight RV Parking: Free/RV Dump: No
Senior Discount: Various Mon-Fri if 55+

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Average user rating from: 14 user(s)

Overall rating 
 
2.7
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2.5  (14)
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2.3  (12)
Customer Service 
 
3.0  (14)
Player's Club 
 
2.8  (14)
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
3.0  (14)
Amenities or Hotel 
 
2.4  (11)
Food & Drink 
 
2.7  (14)
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Not the worst casino I have been to, but needs a definite update. Day we were there, it was very busy so machines were warmed up. We left with a couple of bucks but not a big win. Machines are in need of repairs though since my husband got notified he won a progressive and it was an error on the machines part. I believe that because others said it happens often but that is no excuse and I say, fix it already. Staff okay but had to look for them and wait a long time for them to come. Not as smoky as I expected due to other reviews but as I said whole casino needs update. Cleaning staff and personnel not visible so not as clean as could be but again it is old. Will go back if in area but not make a special trip.
Overall rating 
 
2.2
Slots 
 
3.0
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N/A
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2.0
Player's Club 
 
3.0
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2.0
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Food & Drink 
 
1.0
Reviewed by Brenda February 12, 2013
Last updated: February 12, 2013

OKAY, but........

Not the worst casino I have been to, but needs a definite update. Day we were there, it was very busy so machines were warmed up. We left with a couple of bucks but not a big win. Machines are in need of repairs though since my husband got notified he won a progressive and it was an error on the machines part. I believe that because others said it happens often but that is no excuse and I say, fix it already. Staff okay but had to look for them and wait a long time for them to come. Not as smoky as I expected due to other reviews but as I said whole casino needs update. Cleaning staff and personnel not visible so not as clean as could be but again it is old. Will go back if in area but not make a special trip.

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Smoke is thick, even after spending $$$$$$$ so much that I get $500 a month in "rewards" but have yet to ever win a jackpot and after spending over $1400 the "windfall" bonus I received?$30. Dance floor is smaller than my kitchen, after a drunk in the bar hassled by girlfriend, followed us around the casino, had his friend call us names, and shoved the 78 year old man that was with us, WE were asked to leave. Because I forced security to do something about it.

I'm not going to spend thousands of dollars every month at a Casino, never win, not be able to eat the gross food they serve, and get treated like I'm causing a problem because being called names and dealing with aggressive punks (drunk kid shoved a 78 year old man) and I complained, makes me an unreasonable "woman" and a problem for their ineffective and rude security, then I guess I'm just not the customer they want.

Never going back. As a woman, I don't expect to be called names because I don't want to drink and sit with a drunk I don't know and have the security manager treat me like I'm a jerk, not for me. I'm not watching some jerk shove an old man and call people names, didn't realize Red Wind was Indian for Ghetto.
Overall rating 
 
1.0
Slots 
 
1.0
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1.0
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1.0
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1.0
Reviewed by Shannon Hayes January 27, 2013
Last updated: January 28, 2013

Could there be more wrong at the Red Wind?

Smoke is thick, even after spending $$$$$$$ so much that I get $500 a month in "rewards" but have yet to ever win a jackpot and after spending over $1400 the "windfall" bonus I received?$30. Dance floor is smaller than my kitchen, after a drunk in the bar hassled by girlfriend, followed us around the casino, had his friend call us names, and shoved the 78 year old man that was with us, WE were asked to leave. Because I forced security to do something about it.

I'm not going to spend thousands of dollars every month at a Casino, never win, not be able to eat the gross food they serve, and get treated like I'm causing a problem because being called names and dealing with aggressive punks (drunk kid shoved a 78 year old man) and I complained, makes me an unreasonable "woman" and a problem for their ineffective and rude security, then I guess I'm just not the customer they want.

Never going back. As a woman, I don't expect to be called names because I don't want to drink and sit with a drunk I don't know and have the security manager treat me like I'm a jerk, not for me. I'm not watching some jerk shove an old man and call people names, didn't realize Red Wind was Indian for Ghetto.

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Been playing here weekly for YEARS I have yet to win, getting harder and harder. The slots take a LOT more money to get anything back. Lose more than I EVER win.

The smoke it the Red Wind is HORRIBLE, even the smokers complain.... so thinking of quitting the WIND!!!
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Slots 
 
2.0
Table Games 
 
5.0
Customer Service 
 
4.0
Player's Club 
 
5.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
5.0
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N/A
Food & Drink 
 
1.0
Reviewed by Kym Gangl October 07, 2012
Last updated: October 08, 2012

NEVER have won there!

Been playing here weekly for YEARS I have yet to win, getting harder and harder. The slots take a LOT more money to get anything back. Lose more than I EVER win.

The smoke it the Red Wind is HORRIBLE, even the smokers complain.... so thinking of quitting the WIND!!!

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I took a refreshing 6 week vacation form the Red Wind Casino, but thought I would try dropping in to see if things had changed.
Not a bit! Plan on losing 80.00 or more an hour every time you drop in to this financial whirlpool. Really, I know what you are thinking when you make plans to visit. Something like 'they screw everyone, but not me this time." And if your goal is to run out the door as soon as you make a tiny bit more than you came in with, that might be a possibility. I'd give you 1 in 6 odds of walking out a "winner" from the slots if you stay more than a couple of hours. The machines just don't play fair, or give back very much of your losses. Is it me, or has our Washington tribal lottery system gotten so greedy that its patrons (and providers) just don't care anymore?
Sure, this is gambling, and the tribes have to support themselves with our money, but the odds are so weighted in these Washington casinos that it destroys the entertainment value for the average player.
I'm done with the Red Wind, but anyone is more than welcome to try and win all of my lost money. It won't take long for it to wind up back in the Wind's pockets.
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Slots 
 
1.0
Table Games 
 
2.0
Customer Service 
 
2.0
Player's Club 
 
2.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
3.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
2.0
Food & Drink 
 
4.0
Reviewed by mike March 23, 2012
Last updated: March 23, 2012

NO WIN

I took a refreshing 6 week vacation form the Red Wind Casino, but thought I would try dropping in to see if things had changed.
Not a bit! Plan on losing 80.00 or more an hour every time you drop in to this financial whirlpool. Really, I know what you are thinking when you make plans to visit. Something like 'they screw everyone, but not me this time." And if your goal is to run out the door as soon as you make a tiny bit more than you came in with, that might be a possibility. I'd give you 1 in 6 odds of walking out a "winner" from the slots if you stay more than a couple of hours. The machines just don't play fair, or give back very much of your losses. Is it me, or has our Washington tribal lottery system gotten so greedy that its patrons (and providers) just don't care anymore?
Sure, this is gambling, and the tribes have to support themselves with our money, but the odds are so weighted in these Washington casinos that it destroys the entertainment value for the average player.
I'm done with the Red Wind, but anyone is more than welcome to try and win all of my lost money. It won't take long for it to wind up back in the Wind's pockets.

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I would have to agree with the review that claims that the best time to play slots are at the end of the month. The games tend to suck people dry slowly at the No Win Casino during weekday hours. I'm not even going to discuss weekends or evenings as that would be financial suicide. It's best to play quarter bets, or hope to hit and run on a higher bet. If you choose to camp out for a while on a machine or two, its likely that you will go broke pretty quickly. The drinks, food and cappucino machine are nice, as well as the staff, but the amenities are pretty expensive. I've won here in the 20's to 50's during the afternoons, but tend to lose 3 to 4 times that much twice as often. If you want to have a serious crack at getting some of your money back, come on the last 4 or 5 weekdays of the month.
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Slots 
 
2.0
Table Games 
 
3.0
Customer Service 
 
4.0
Player's Club 
 
2.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
3.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
3.0
Food & Drink 
 
5.0
Reviewed by squeegeeman January 05, 2012
Last updated: January 05, 2012

The Early Worm gets the Bird...

I would have to agree with the review that claims that the best time to play slots are at the end of the month. The games tend to suck people dry slowly at the No Win Casino during weekday hours. I'm not even going to discuss weekends or evenings as that would be financial suicide. It's best to play quarter bets, or hope to hit and run on a higher bet. If you choose to camp out for a while on a machine or two, its likely that you will go broke pretty quickly. The drinks, food and cappucino machine are nice, as well as the staff, but the amenities are pretty expensive. I've won here in the 20's to 50's during the afternoons, but tend to lose 3 to 4 times that much twice as often. If you want to have a serious crack at getting some of your money back, come on the last 4 or 5 weekdays of the month.

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Something has to be done about the smoke. It is so bad I have to take my clothes off before I go into the house. Need to shower too. I have asthma & have to take extra medicine in order to walk through the casino to get to the wonderful food at the dining room. The buffet food needs to have a more healthy variety served. Less pasta more fruit, vegetables. I don't have much luck at the slots so I usually donate money then keep on walking.
Overall rating 
 
1.6
Slots 
 
2.0
Table Games 
 
1.0
Customer Service 
 
3.0
Player's Club 
 
1.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
1.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
1.0
Food & Drink 
 
2.0
Reviewed by Louise Robbins August 19, 2011
Last updated: August 19, 2011

poor experience

Something has to be done about the smoke. It is so bad I have to take my clothes off before I go into the house. Need to shower too. I have asthma & have to take extra medicine in order to walk through the casino to get to the wonderful food at the dining room. The buffet food needs to have a more healthy variety served. Less pasta more fruit, vegetables. I don't have much luck at the slots so I usually donate money then keep on walking.

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Had the same experience as another reviewer: pushed the one-credit-per-line button and the machine took five per line. Not every machine but hey, they ALL need to work correctly.

Drove from Seattle only to find a small-ish place, tired machines, lackluster customer service. Saw one woman winning but somebody has to.

Wasn't me. Won't return.
Overall rating 
 
1.0
Slots 
 
1.0
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1.0
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1.0
Player's Club 
 
1.0
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1.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
1.0
Food & Drink 
 
1.0
Reviewed by Skramer May 13, 2011
Last updated: May 13, 2011

POOR experience

Had the same experience as another reviewer: pushed the one-credit-per-line button and the machine took five per line. Not every machine but hey, they ALL need to work correctly.

Drove from Seattle only to find a small-ish place, tired machines, lackluster customer service. Saw one woman winning but somebody has to.

Wasn't me. Won't return.

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Go there alot, End of the month seems to be the best.
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Slots 
 
4.0
Table Games 
 
3.0
Customer Service 
 
4.0
Player's Club 
 
4.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
4.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
3.0
Food & Drink 
 
5.0
Reviewed by Gary Williamson February 13, 2011
Last updated: February 13, 2011

Slots at Red Wind

Go there alot, End of the month seems to be the best.

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I had recently visited Red Wind and I play slots only. Just a little advice about one of the 25cent slot machines I had played...I was playing with 3 credits and the machine was taking $3 on a 25cent machine. I decided to play with one credit (which is only 25 cents) and the machine was taking $1. Please watch your money when you push those buttons...they will rip you off and you might not even realize it. This is my second time to visit that casino and never ever broke even. I will never step foot into that casino again..... ever!
Overall rating 
 
1.3
Slots 
 
1.0
Table Games 
 
1.0
Customer Service 
 
1.0
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1.0
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2.0
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1.0
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2.0
Reviewed by Brenda June 10, 2010

slots

I had recently visited Red Wind and I play slots only. Just a little advice about one of the 25cent slot machines I had played...I was playing with 3 credits and the machine was taking $3 on a 25cent machine. I decided to play with one credit (which is only 25 cents) and the machine was taking $1. Please watch your money when you push those buttons...they will rip you off and you might not even realize it. This is my second time to visit that casino and never ever broke even. I will never step foot into that casino again..... ever!

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Personally I like the Little Creek in Shelton much better than Red Wind in Yelm. My husband and I now refer to the Red Wind as "NO WIN". I see the slots have been rated a 4.3 (sad). I've never ever won anything to write home about. At least in Shelton we mostly break even and take home more than we came with.

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1.6
Slots 
 
1.0
Table Games 
 
1.0
Customer Service 
 
3.0
Player's Club 
 
2.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
1.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
1.0
Food & Drink 
 
2.0
Reviewed by Pamela May 30, 2010

Red Wind Casino

Personally I like the Little Creek in Shelton much better than Red Wind in Yelm. My husband and I now refer to the Red Wind as "NO WIN". I see the slots have been rated a 4.3 (sad). I've never ever won anything to write home about. At least in Shelton we mostly break even and take home more than we came with.

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They cut out 2+ decks out of a 6 deck shoe at the blackjack tables. That's why I stopped going to the Red Wind. Otherwise it's a very nice place.
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Slots 
 
5.0
Table Games 
 
1.0
Customer Service 
 
5.0
Player's Club 
 
5.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
5.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
5.0
Food & Drink 
 
5.0
Reviewed by prankster January 14, 2010

Nice place except for blackjack tables

They cut out 2+ decks out of a 6 deck shoe at the blackjack tables. That's why I stopped going to the Red Wind. Otherwise it's a very nice place.

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Really like going there. But they are not the same from day to day. The slots are really tight at the first of the month. Must be because all the players are getting that first of the month social security check.



The food has really gone downhill. The buffet is almost the same every day. Seems to be a lot of leftovers served from the previous day . All the Itailian food is awful. Nothing but tomato sauce and tomatoe paste on the pasta products. Pork chops are always like hockey pucks. That wonderful (should be) halibut is way overcooked.



They do, however, have excellent food in their deli. They always have a $6.00

sandwich every day. I only gave them a 1 for the food rating and that is for the brunch,lunch,and dinner buffet. The deli gets a big 10 for service quality,and price. The deli is the only place I will eat at the Red Wind from now on.



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Overall rating 
 
3.2
Slots 
 
3.0
Table Games 
 
3.0
Customer Service 
 
5.0
Player's Club 
 
4.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
4.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
2.0
Food & Drink 
 
1.0
Reviewed by L Hofer November 06, 2009

Red Wind's Ups and Downs


Really like going there. But they are not the same from day to day. The slots are really tight at the first of the month. Must be because all the players are getting that first of the month social security check.



The food has really gone downhill. The buffet is almost the same every day. Seems to be a lot of leftovers served from the previous day . All the Itailian food is awful. Nothing but tomato sauce and tomatoe paste on the pasta products. Pork chops are always like hockey pucks. That wonderful (should be) halibut is way overcooked.



They do, however, have excellent food in their deli. They always have a $6.00

sandwich every day. I only gave them a 1 for the food rating and that is for the brunch,lunch,and dinner buffet. The deli gets a big 10 for service quality,and price. The deli is the only place I will eat at the Red Wind from now on.



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If you're anywhere in the neighborhood, this one is worth a stop. Buffet is excellent and a good buy - especially for seniors.



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Overall rating 
 
4.3
Slots 
 
4.0
Table Games 
 
4.0
Customer Service 
 
4.0
Player's Club 
 
4.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
5.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
4.0
Food & Drink 
 
5.0
Reviewed by John Zimmerman February 27, 2009

Worth the stop


If you're anywhere in the neighborhood, this one is worth a stop. Buffet is excellent and a good buy - especially for seniors.



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Clean and good payouts
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Slots 
 
5.0
Table Games 
 
3.0
Customer Service 
 
3.0
Player's Club 
 
4.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
5.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
3.0
Food & Drink 
 
3.0
Reviewed by L Sue Warila February 12, 2009

Red Wind Casino Review

Clean and good payouts

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