by Sheila G. Miller
Spend Your Clams
at These Casinos
With twenty-eight tribe-operated Washington casinos, you can try your luck from Tulalip to Toppenish and Chewelah to Shelton. We picked a few of our favorites.
Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton
Many of the rooms here were just renovated, and while not as extravagant as some of the other casinos in the state, this spot has a cigar bar, a spa and a game room for the kids. The hotel also includes a tribal art collection.
Angel of the Winds Casino Resort, Arlington
This big and beautiful casino and hotel is growing. An expansion started last year will add slots and gaming tables, as well as an enclosed parking garage and new restaurants (including a 60-seat steakhouse!) and bars. Plus, there will be a bowling alley and a new 8,500-square-foot entertainment facility for concerts and other events.
ilani, La Center
ilani caused quite a stir when it opened in April 2017, and that’s for good reason—this spot was developed by the Cowlitz Tribe in conjunction with the Salishan-Mohegan and partners with the Mohegan Sun, the famous casino in Connecticut. The casino is more than 100,000 square feet and has fifteen restaurants, bars and stores.
Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort, Poulsbo
This hotspot recently got a facelift, and the rooms are even more beautiful than before. The waterfront property has beach access, is popular for weddings and other events, and has a golf course.
Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Airway Heights
Just outside Spokane, Northern Quest has a huge casino that’s open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, but it’s also known for offering big-name entertainment and having a full-service spa that looks like something right out of a movie.