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Emerald Queen Casino

2102 Alexander Ave, Tacoma, WA 98421
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Ranked #32 of 34 attractions in Tacoma
Type: Casinos
Description: Riverboat casino, operated by the Puyallup Indian Tribe, offers Vegas-style gaming, live entertainment and professional boxing.
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Poulsbo, WA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

I was surprised by the intense smoke smell. The casinos I have been to lately (Clearwater, Point No Point) deal with the ventilation issues much more effectively. There really wasn't anything pleasant about this casino, including the games which were for the most part older games. Drive on by.

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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My boyfriend and I occasionally go to the EQC to donate some cash. We always walk through the large smoking area to the non smoking section. We went there last night and were so disappointed to see that quite a few of the slot machines had been removed. There did not seem to be any true penny machines either. It... More

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Coupeville, Washington
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

It's a big place with a lot of this and that ranging from dining to slots, but we couldn't find an area we adequate ventilation. Even the non smoking had to much 2nd hand smoke. I doubt if we'll return.

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Federal Way, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This casino needs to add windows fans air conditioning or something we always have to wash our hair and clothes after the place can get busy no where to park and no where to sit the food is the only reason I come here play for 2hrs and get a free $25 to eat with not bad and worth the... More

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West Linn, Oregon
12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The place is so smokey that all of our clothing had to be washed immediately upon returning. I know it's a place to gamble, but smoke doesn't know how to stay in the smoking area. They should have a entrance closer to the showroom so people coming for a concert don't get gagged on smoke just making it to that... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

My niece and I went to the Air Supply concert on Saturday the 15th. While the concert was phenomenal, the rest was sub par. Just a quick list of things: 1. Extremely smoky when you walk in. It hits you like a cloud. I used to be a smoker and my niece smokes currently, it was too much for both... More

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Langley City, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

The service at the buffet was terrible. It was really busy, which is fine, but you do not ignore people waiting in line. At one point there were 7 staff members standing around including what appeared to be a supervisor, not person acknowledged our presence by saying we are currently full the moment, we will seat you as soon as... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

OK it is just a tribal casino but seriously this place needs to invest into a good ventilation system.

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Spanaway, Washington, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Eat first and expect little or no service if you go to the Emerald Queen Went to the casino for a concert. Decided to arrive early, get something to eat, and play some games. Ordered sandwiches at the Deli Restaurant. They kept us waiting for an hour. They filled every order but ours and we waited until they had filled... More

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SeaTac, Washington
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92 reviews 92 reviews
18 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

They have added quite a bit of space to what was once a very small non-smoking area. Slots are pretty good, but you have to go to the big casino down the road for table games. Tatoosh Grill is our choice on where to eat and the food/service is always good.

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