Washington State Casino Guide
Washington State has nearly 30 land-based casinos and dozens of card rooms as well.
The casinos are all tribal casinos.
While it's neighbor to the south, Oregon, has warmed up to online gambling, at the time there is little movement for the same to happen in Washington.
Online Casinos in Washington State
Compared to the other states in America, Washington State probably has some of the strictest rules around online gambling. Online casinos and online slots are strictly prohibited and anyone caught playing or operating would face serious charges.
If there is one state you don't want to attempt gambling online in, it's Washington State.
There have been attempted bills in favor of online casinos but nothing ever seems to come out of them. Because of this, we don't expect to see legal online casinos available in Washington State for quite a while.
Washington State does allow sweepstakes, which offers free slots and the chance to win cash prizes.
Land-based Casinos in Washington
There are 29 federally recognized tribes in Washington State. Each of them has a gaming compact.
All Indian casinos in Washington offer:
- video poker
- pull tabs
Optional games offered include:
- baccarat and mini-baccarat
- pai gow poker
- Caribbean stud poker
- three-card poker
- ultimate Texas hold em
- four card poker
- Spanish 21
- big-6 wheel
- off-track betting
Unlike the casinos in Washington state, in many states, the slot machine payback statistics for that particular state’s casinos are released as a matter of public record. Just click here to see a list of slot machine payback statistics for all U.S. casinos.
Most Washington casinos are open on a 24-hour basis. The hours of operation are noted in each casino’s listing for those not open 24 hours.
If you are looking for casinos in Vancouver, Washington you are out of luck. However, Ilani Casino Resort in Ridgefield is just 20 miles away.
If you are looking for casinos in Washington state with hotels you are in luck because a majority of the casinos in the state have hotels.
Although most of the casinos in Washington have toll-free numbers be aware that some of these numbers will only work for calls made within Washington.
Types of Casinos in Washington State
All Washington casinos are affiliated with Indian Tribes and all have compacts with the state allowing them to offer live table games, as well as electronic ‘scratch’ ticket games which use a finite number of tickets with a predetermined number of winners and losers.
These video gaming machines have a maximum bet of $20. The Tribes are not required to release information on their slot machine percentage paybacks.
However, according to the terms of the compact between the Tribes and the state, the minimum prize payout for electronic ‘scratch’ ticket games is 75%.
Card Rooms have been legal in Washington since 1974. Initially limited to just five tables per location, the law was changed in 1996 to allow up to 15 tables.
One year later, a provision was added to allow house-banked games.
Permissible games include:
- Caribbean stud poker
- pai gow poker
- let it ride
- casino war
Baccarat, craps, roulette, and keno are not allowed.
The maximum bet at each card room is dependent on certain licensing requirements and is capped at either $25 or $100. Additionally, the rooms can be open no more than 20 hours per day. These card rooms are now commonly called “mini-casinos.”
The minimum gambling age in a card room is 18.
Each city and county has the option to ban the card rooms so they are not found in every major city (Seattle has none). Due to space limitations, we don’t list all of the Washington card rooms in this book.
For a list of card rooms, we suggest that you contact the Washington State Gambling Commission at (360) 486-3581, or visit their website at www.wsgc.wa.gov
Be sure to check back often so you can stay up to date on what is the new casino in Washington state.
List of land-Based Casinos in Washington State
12 Tribes Resort Casino
- Address: 28968 Highway 97, Omak, WA 98841
- Phone: 800-559-4643
- Website: http://colvillecasinos.com/12-tribes-resort-casino/
7 Cedars Casino
- Address: 270756 Hwy 101, Sequim, WA 98382
- Phone: 360-683-7777
- Website: https://7cedars.com/
Angel of the Winds Casino
- Address: 3438 Stoluckaguamish Lane, Arlington, WA 98223
- Phone: 360-474-9740
- Website: https://www.angelofthewinds.com/
- Address: 2555 Smith Road, Chewela, WA 99109
- Phone: 800-322-2788
- Website: https://chewelahcasino.com/
Coulee Dam Casino
- Address: 515 Birch Street, Coulee Dam, WA 99116
- Phone: 800-556-7492
- Website: http://colvillecasinos.com/coulee-dam-casino/
Emerald Queen Casino at I-5
- Address: 2024 E. 29th St, Tacoma, WA 98404
- Phone: 253-594-7777
- Website: https://www.emeraldqueen.com/
Emerald Queen C at Fife
- Address: 5700 Pacific Highway E, Fife, WA 98424
- Phone: 253-594-7777
- Website: https://www.emeraldqueen.com/
ilani Casino Resort
- Address: 1 Cowlitz Way, Ridgefield, WA 98642
- Phone: 877-464-5264
- Website: https://ilaniresort.com/
- Address: 420 Qlispe River Way, Cusick, WA 99119
- Phone: 833-881-7492
- Website: https://www.kalispelcasino.com/
- Address: 580 E. Fort Road Toppenish, WA 98948
- Phone: 509-865-8800
- Website: https://legendscasino.com/
Little Creek Casino Resort
- Address: 91 West State Route 108, Shelton, WA 98584
- Phone: 360-427-7711
- Website: https://www.little-creek.com/
Lucky Dog Casino
- Address: 19330 North Hwy 101, Shelton, WA 98584-9781
- Phone: 360-877-5656
- Website: https://www.myluckydogcasino.com/
Mill Bay Casino
- Address: 455 E. Wapato Lake Road, Manson, WA 98831
- Phone: 800-648-2946
- Website: http://colvillecasinos.com/mill-bay-casino/
- Address: 2402 Auburn Way S., Auburn, WA 98002
- Phone: 800-804-4944
- Website: https://www.muckleshootcasino.com/
Northern Quest Casino
- Address: 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights, WA 99001
- Phone: 509-242-7000
- Website: https://www.northernquest.com/
- Address: 9750 Northwood Road, Lynden, WA 98264
- Phone: 360-734-5101
- Website: https://northwoodcasino.com/
Quil Ceda Creek Nightclub and Casino
- Address: 6410 33rd Avenue NE, Tulalip, WA 98272
- Phone: 360-651-1111
- Website: https://www.quilcedacreekcasino.com/
Quinault Beach Resort & Casino
- Address: 78 State Route 115, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
- Phone: 360-289-4466
- Website: https://quinaultbeachresort.com/
Red Wind Casino
- Address: 4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale, WA 98428
- Phone: 360-383-0777
- Website: https://www.silverreefcasino.com/
Skagit Valley Casino
- Address: 5984 N. Darrk Lane, Bow, WA 98232
- Phone: 360-724-7777
- Website: https://www.theskagit.com/
- Address: 37500 SE North Bend Way, Snoqualmie, WA 98065
- Phone: 1-425-888-1234
- Website: https://www.snocasino.com/
Spokane Tribe Casino
- Address: 14300 W SR-2 Hwy, Airway Heights, WA 99001
- Phone: 1-877-786-0467
- Website: https://www.spokanetribecasino.com/
Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort
- Address: 15347 Suquamish Way NE, Suquamish, WA 98392
- Phone: 1-360-598-8700
- Website: https://www.clearwatercasino.com/
Swinomish Casino and Lodge
- Address: 12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes, WA 98221
- Phone: 1-360-293-2691
- Website: https://www.swinomishcasinoandlodge.com/
The Point Casino
- Address: 7989 Salish Ln. NE, Kingston, WA 98346
- Phone: 1-360-297-0070
- Website: https://www.thepointcasinoandhotel.com/
Tulalip Resort Casino
- Address: 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd, Tulalip, WA 98270
- Phone: 1-360-716-6000
- Website: https://www.tulalipresortcasino.com/
Washington Land-Based Casinos Map
You can easily see all casino locations by using our Washington casinos map. To zoom in, just click the + (plus) sign in the lower right corner of the map, or to zoom out, just click the – (minus) sign in the same area.
To move the map of casinos in Washington, click and hold down either of your mouse buttons. Then use the hand icon to drag the map in whichever direction you desire.
Each of the red icons on the map is a casino location. Just click on any red icon to see the name of the casino at that location.
If you want more information on that casino, simply click again on the casino’s name and it will direct you to another page with detailed information on that particular casino, including address, phone number, toll-free phone number, room rates, casino size, dining information, games offered, availability of discounts for seniors, any special features, and a direct link to that casino’s website.
History of Gambling in Washington State
Washington has a long history of resisting gambling. It has one of the strictest 19th century laws against gambling (particularly for a western state).
Timeline of gambling in Washington
- 1889: State constitution prohibits all gambling.
- 1933: Betting on horse racing legalized.
- 1971: Legislature authorizes bingo and raffles (quickly repealed by Superior Court)
- 1972: Counties allowed to approve casinos by a 60 percent vote of the Legislature or voters.
- 1973: Pull tabs, bingo, raffles and "Las Vegas Night" fund-raisers legalized.
- 1974: Card rooms legalized.
- 1982: State lottery authorized.
- 1988: Native American casinos authorized by the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.
- 1997: Nontribal card rooms authorized.
Gambling and Corruption
Washington has also seen its share of governmental corruption related to gambling. In 1971, 51 police officers and public officials were indicted for taking gambling payoffs. Among those indicted was former the King County prosecutor,
Less than a decade later, in 1980 then state house speaker John Bagnariol, senate majority leader Gordon Walgren, and lobbyist Pat Gallagher were all indicted for trying to take payoffs for supporting gambling legislation.
Gambling Laws and Regulatory Organizations in Washington State
The minimum gambling age is 21 at most casinos (at some it’s 18) and 18 for bingo or pari-mutuel betting.
Look in the “Special Features” listing for each casino to see which allow gambling at 18 years of age.
While Washington has rather harsh laws for punishing illegal gambling, it has legalized over two dozen Native American casinos.
- Washington State Gambling Commission
- Washington's Official State Laws on Gambling
- Resources for Problem Gambling in Washington State
- "Sports gambling takes next step toward legalization in Washington state. Here’s where things stand." The Seattle Times, Feb. 6, 2020.
Gambling in Washington State Today
Despite a number of land-based casinos spread across this huge state, online casinos are not legal. At the time of writing, there are no serious discussions of legalizing online casinos.
Being an enormous sports state, it might not be a surprise that there have been moves toward legalizing sports betting. Still, legislation is not yet in place, so it is unlikely we'll see actual sports betting available until we're well into 2021.
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For more information on visiting Washington casinos, call the state's tourism department at (800) 544-1800 or go to www.experiencewa.com.