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Emerald Queen Casino

2102 E Alexander Ave, Tacoma, WA 98421-4016
+1 888-831-7655
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Older facility in bad need of updating and upgrading. The events venue is pretty poorly laid out... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2015
Chris Young Concert

We traveled to Tacoma to see Chris Young at the EQ Casino. The room the concert was held in was... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2015
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Riverboat casino, operated by the Puyallup Indian Tribe, offers Vegas-style gaming, live entertainment and professional boxing.
  • Excellent9%
  • Very good19%
  • Average32%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible22%
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2102 E Alexander Ave, Tacoma, WA 98421-4016
+1 888-831-7655
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Reviewed October 6, 2015

Older facility in bad need of updating and upgrading. The events venue is pretty poorly laid out and planned. Access is difficult, and viewing events is substandard. I'd be happy not to visit again.

Thank johntJ9386AW
Reviewed September 30, 2015

We traveled to Tacoma to see Chris Young at the EQ Casino. The room the concert was held in was pretty well laid out and the sound was exceptional if you were in the middle. Beware of the chairs way off to the side as...More

1  Thank Jim G
Reviewed September 28, 2015

We went to the event center at the EQC (I-5) for a concert. Had never been there before - didn't even know the I-5 casino existed (thought it was the one with the hotel in Fife). They have a shuttle bus that takes you to...More

Thank GeenaG4me
Reviewed September 20, 2015

Drove from Vancouver, WA to Tacoma via I5. Easy exit from the freeway We had soup and sandwiches in the dining room Very good food and service. (The buffet was closed,getting for dinner.) Lots of machines. Remember to join the club to receive points and...More

Thank Oreg0nB
Reviewed September 12, 2015

It is a really big casino and you can get a $20 comp at the restaurant if you gamble for 2 hours, the food was good only down fall is the smoke, you walk out of their smelling gross

Thank Tawni2006
Reviewed September 9, 2015

Smoky does not even begin to describe this place. Could not breath had to leave. Down at the other end was a Non Smoking section it was ok.

1  Thank OldMeetingPlanner
Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

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...More

1  Thank Royce F
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...More

2  Thank TalieOwl
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

Thank genejohnson2015
Reviewed August 4, 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...More

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