Nisqually Red Wind Casino will celebrate its 20th anniversary by awarding guests $220,000 in prizes and tournament winnings during the month of May 2017.
“Our 20th anniversary is an important milestone for Nisqually Red Wind Casino,” said Cheebo Frazier, general manager and member of the Nisqually Tribe. “One way we’re marking this special event is by rewarding the guests who help our casino do so well.”
Since opening its doors in 1997, Nisqually Red Wind Casino has become an integral part of the surrounding communities. Gaming revenues are used to fund a broad base of support services for tribal members and provide operational funding for many area non-profit agencies and organizations. In just the past five years, charitable funding awarded by the Nisqually Indian Tribe Charitable and Local Government Program totaled an estimated $5 million.
The casino also participates in numerous business associations, chambers of commerce and economic development groups. The Nisqually Tribal Council and casino management team are active in these groups. They also are fully committed to buying locally, whenever possible, to support the local economy.
“The economic benefits and employment opportunities of Nisqually Red Wind Casino ripple throughout this region. We can be proud of the casino’s many positive impacts,” said Farron McCloud, chair of the Nisqually Tribal Council. “It’s important to step back and look at the past 20 years. We are very appreciative of the tribal elders who had the vision to build the casino, as well as the tribal leaders and casino team members who have contributed to its growth and success.”
A facility that started out as a bingo hall has grown to 95,000 sq. ft. of casino space with 1,500 slot machines, four restaurants, a sports pub, a bar, a gift shop and a 1,000-space parking garage. Plans for a casino expansion and the addition of a hotel are well underway. The casino’s commitment to providing a top-quality experience is reflected by multiple food and beverage, “green business” environmental impact and “best of” awards received in recent years.
Nisqually Red Wind Casino is located 15 minutes east of Olympia and is owned by the Nisqually Indian Tribe of southern Washington. For more information, visit redwindcasino.com.