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“Breakfast in a pinch” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Skagit Valley Casino

Skagit Valley Casino
5984 North Darrk Lane, Bow, WA 98232
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Ranked #4 of 8 things to do in Bow
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Kalama, Washington
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Breakfast in a pinch”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We needed to get a quick breakfast before we took off from a nearby campsite so we decided to give this casino a try since it's right there. We went early. I think they open at 7 or 7:30 and that's definitely when you want to go because at 9 am they open the casino and then the smoke from the casino drifts into the restaurant (gross). The breakfast was good and they have lots of choices. We really would have had a good experience had we gotten out of there before 9 am and dealt with that smoke but since we didn't, I'm rating them average. The service was good and the food was food. The atmosphere was super cute (of the restaurant only).

Visited September 2013
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White Rock, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Enjoyable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Staff was friendly, servers are slow so best service is directly from the bar. Dealers are well trained or under watchful supervision. Happy atmosphere, nice for a smaller casino. More play for smaller amounts of money and player rewards are freely given and can be redeemed for food or gas at the corner gas station.

Visited August 2013
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Victoria
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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Very nice and clean Casino”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Very clean & large Casino. Lots of Security present. The Friday Seafood Buffet was excellent. We will go back for sure!!

Visited May 2013
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Burlington, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Just average - Perhaps less”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

The biggest issue that I have with this casino is that the property allows patrons to save chairs at slot machines for indefinite amounts of time. Patrons save chairs next to them because their friend hasn't shown up yet, or is getting something to eat or whatever. Seems to me, you snooze - you loose, I don't care how bad you have to go. I'm surprised the casino is willing to give up money on non-playing machines. On busy nights (when there are promotions as well as Friday through Sunday) be prepared for no slot machines to be available to play.

The quality of the food at the buffet depends on what time you get there. The majority of hot entrees offered for lunch and dinner are uninspired or typical buffet style food and at times should be refreshed more often than they are. If you prefer rare to medium prim rib prepare to be disappointed. The multiple times that I've been there it's been offered medium to well done.

The Skagit Valley Casino is not a bad place and I'll definitely be back. It's just that it doesn't deserve more than an average rating.

Visited May 2013
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Food great, Casino NO.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This casino is very dark, dingy and dirty. I was surprised at how dirty the machines, floors, and restrooms were. I honestly felt uncomfortable there. We did eat the buffet, which was delicious, after having them clean the chairs and table which were sticky and dirty. With the exception of the waitress who was great, the seating staff and cashiers were rude and made you feel like they were doing you a favor.
Saw no one winning on machines. People love this casino and I honestly cannot figure out why.
Will not go back.

Visited March 2013
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