Red Wind Casino Hot
Toll-Free Number: (866) 946-2444
Restaurants: 4 Liquor: Yes
Buffets: B- $10/$13 (Saturday)/$17 (Sunday)
L- $15/$17 (Sunday)
D- $19/$25 (Friday/Saturday)/$20 (Sunday)
Casino Size: 64,000 Square Feet
Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Spanish 21, Four Card Poker, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Let It Ride, Ultimate Texas Hold'em, Keno
Overnight RV Parking: Free/RV Dump: No
Senior Discount: 25% food discount if 55+
Brutal slots, otherwise standard low-end fare
Just so you know what point of view my review comes from, I am not a "high roller" gambler. When I go to a casino, I come in planning to spend $40-60 on a night's entertainment. I buy a pack of smokes (I normally don't even smoke, just kind of an "if you can't beat 'em" scenario when you come to the casino) and just enjoy people watching, pushing buttons, and occasionally getting excited for a stranger. I'm not there trying to win my retirement or anything.
But at this place, I can barely finish one of my special ceremonial gambling cigarettes before I've lost $20 on bets between fifty cents and a dollar. 30 minutes in and I'm down $40, wondering why I came in the first place. I'll then try to slow way down on my final $20 and slowly get drained at another machine doing quarter bets.
All said and done, it will cost you about $60 to sit at the slots for an hour casually betting fifty cents at a time. At least in the 10 or so times I've been here, always the same. Everyone that has ever come here with me has identical luck. No one I've ever known has come out of here with more money than they walked in with on the slots. I understand how math works, I don't expect to win AT ALL. I'd just like to buy a couple hours of free iced tea before getting wrung dry. Not many of the WA casinos are loose, but Red Wind has been by far the worst I have experienced. I only ever end up there because it's close to town, when I should just head the opposite direction to Little Creek. It's a bit further away, but I get to spend about twice as long enjoying my vices.
Red Wind does it again
Figured I'd hit Red Wind again to see if they have improved their slots for people who bet max on their slots. No suprise, they haven't. Lost $800 tonite playing their slots. As usual, the more you bet, the less chance of a payout or even getting into a bonus. I guess they think the people who gamble more on their bets don't really care to be entertained or even care about a chance at winning. Save your money if you bet big, because it seems the only ones who get to be entertained are the low betting individuals. Evidently, 10-15 spins at a max bet of $4.50 without any payouts is a completely acceptable practice at Red Wind.
Red Wind Blows
Well, over the past two weeks played around $3000 into their slot machines. As usual, the more you bet, the less percentage of wins you will get back. Tonite, I finally got into a bonus after dropping around $250 into their slots. This machine was nice enough to keep adding additional spins. I was betting $1.50 and after a total of 45 free spins I got a bonus payout totaling $10. The Management must be under the belief, that we enjoy spending lots of money just to watch free spins pay out almost absolutely nothing. Less than 1% of the machines I played tonite actually paid more than 3x your bet. Couldn't even play for 10 minutes without having to feed them more money. Lucky Eagle casino is still the worst casino in Washington state but Red Wind is starting to catch up pretty quickly.
Better than Lucky Eagle but still very poor
The Red Wing slot gaming experience is better than some of the Indian Casinos in Washington state but still poor when it comes to payouts and customer service. Most of the slots will only payout just a few coins over what you put in to get to a bonus. Played $110 @$1.00 bet to get into a bonus. After 15 free spins, my final payout was $2.00. Another woman sitting next to me was betting Max of $4.80 a spin and managed to get into bonus 3 times. She started with $120 and usually played down to $40 before she got into the bonus again. Everytime, her bonus winning brought her right back up to around her $120 dollars but only a few dollars over her original money she started with. The gentleman across from me was lucky enough to win a jackpot last night. He was betting $5.00 a spin and got five scatters which paid him around$1400 for that spin. He was in the bonus with 25 free spins and retriggered twice for a total of 45 spins. In the 45 spins at $5, he only was paid another $400 for a total bonus of $1800. One thing I notice with All the Indian Casinos in Washington is that when you put on your service light because your ticket didn't print or machine isn't working, it takes 15-20 minutes before anyone will show up. But if you win a jackpot, there are at least two or three attendants that will show up immediately because someone just won money and if they actually do what they are suppose to they want to get tipped for helping. One thing that is very consistent for Red Wind is that they have a Coffee dispenser which dispenses three type flavors of coffee, more than half the time when you go to get coffee from any of the three types, hot water is the only thing that comes out with a hint of residue of that flavor type. My recommendation to everyone is to check Expedia because there are a lot of package deals to Las Vegas that include hotel and airfare for 3 nights for around $350 total. My advice is to spend your money and go to Vegas than waste it in the Indian Casinos of Washington State.
Used to actually win a little, not much anymore. I guess they have to pay for all the so called upgrades somehow, right. Going elsewhere to spend my money.
So far my Favorite
I actually love this place . the staff are incredible...especially the over night crew
My place for gambling
I was never much of a gambler, but I like to go to the RedWind for Spanish 21. After playing a little, I always seem to have enough points for a very nice dinner in the restaurant. I don't care for the buffet, even though it is ok, I just prefer the quality over quantity in the nice restaurant with a fireplace, great service, and reasonably priced good food. The early bird specials are great and even enough to share with a friend. The snack bar is good, too. The dealers are nice, the other players are usually fun. I love the free play. It's fun gambling with their money and I like that I can play for awhile on a smaller amount of money. Other casinos don't compare in my mind.
Red Wind is not the place to gamble if your looking to win a little something or break even. Red Wind is now called Dead Wind by a few 100 of my friends and we laugh and spend more at other casinos. I use to spend more money at Dead Wind than Lucky Eagle but I get more for my weekly rewards at Lucky Eagle. I win more or just break even at Lucky Eagle than Dead Wind and see more people there. Dead Wind is doing renovations so they are just taking our money to pay for it. I spend a lot of money at Dead Wind and I never even won 4 or 5 hundred dollars or a jackpot or even the weekly drawings. I truly believe it's rigged, people say try playing without your card because they might pay you if they think your a new member but that don't work anymore either. They REALLY should change their name to DEAD WIND or NO WIN because you won't win or even leave with a little bit or what you came with. It's called gambling but sometimes the machine should pay something sometimes.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Slots at Red Wind
Go there alot, End of the month seems to be the best.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Red Wind Casino Review
Clean and good payouts