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Address: 2102 Alexander Ave, Tacoma, WA 98421
Phone Number: 888-831-7655
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Description: Riverboat casino, operated by the Puyallup Indian Tribe, offers...
Riverboat casino, operated by the Puyallup Indian Tribe, offers Vegas-style gaming, live entertainment and professional boxing.
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It ain't Disneyland

You know those ads they show on tv for Casinos, the ones where the people are dressed up and vibrant and smiling and having a really great time, and you just know after they hit... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Tacoma, Washington, USA
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Mukilteo, Washington
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137 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Compared to a couple of the newer casinos in the Puget Sound area, this casino is a little dark and smokey. But hey-- it's a dark and smokey gambling casino! Have been before and will go again. But if you're only going to go to a casino one time in your life, pick another. This place is fine for all... More 

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Tacoma, Washington, USA
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

You know those ads they show on tv for Casinos, the ones where the people are dressed up and vibrant and smiling and having a really great time, and you just know after they hit that jackpot, which they always hit, that they are going to go get their free dinner and a drink or two before hitting the slots... More 

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Lakewood, Washington
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66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

a new facility replacing "the boat". large and rambling with the smell of cigarettes all around. the food is buffet average. the drinks aren't cheap and the games are many

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Crestline, California
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82 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

We spent an evening in this casino to play slots and catch up with old friends. The drink service was lousy, the servers were rude, and the walk up bars had lines. The layout was strange with lots of small rooms all linked together by stairs and ramps, like some sort of weird MC Escher nightmare. It reeked of smoke,... More 

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

An associate asked whether or not we were guests when my wife asked for feminine products at the front desk when we've been offered for them to be delivered to the room we have had a full week now. Multiple times have we been offered thr delivery nonetheless and being questioned was very offensive. Not only that but, she asked... More 

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minnesota
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This casino was the only one ( and I visited 5 different ones on our trip) that had machines that actually allowed play time, and some wins. The layout was a bit wierd, and coming from the north, it is a bit tricky to find, but of all the casinos I visited, this one had machines that were not screwed... More 

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Graham, Washington
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40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Layout of casino is in extreme need of re-design. There are many ramps and stairs all over the place! We felt that other tribal casinos have better design and "comfort" feel to them than the Emerald Queen. Parking is set up the same way.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

There were a lot of selections of different kinds of food. The taste of some are not good and some are excellent.

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California Desert, California
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48 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Don't make the mistake that we did. We didn't realize the casino with the event center was a couple of miles away from the main newer casino with the restaurants. There are two buffets in the newer building, and we tried the $20 Pacific Rim buffet vs. the $25 International buffet. We really enjoyed it, especially the great prime rib.... More 

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Puyallup
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33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The machines are tight and winnings slim. We consider ourselves fortunate to break even. Although there are many machines, there are too many of the same kind. It would be nice if there were more of the fun machines to play, such as Milk Money. We are happy with the non-smoking section, but the smoking section is very smokey. It... More 

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