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ilani ready to offer small, limited-ticket events such as Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is coming to ilani on Oct. 8. A small, but safe, Oktoberfest. So, too, is a little bit of the Wine and Food Fest. Again, a small gathering. A safe gathering. And it is a start. Oktoberfest Celebration at Muze Lounge, presented by Sierra Nevada and Merchant Du Vin, is the first ticketed event at ilani since the reopening of the resort in May.

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10/12/2020

article Mohegan and Cowlitz Tribe go for big expansion to ilani casino and resort
(Washington) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, manager of the ilani casino resort in Ridgefield, Washington, has announced major updates to the property. In...

10/6/2020

article Cowlitz Tribe and ilani announce major expansion
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Tribe has announced plans for an expansion of ilani, “Southwest Washington’s premier gaming, dining, entertainment and meeting...

10/5/2020

press release Cowlitz Tribe and ilani announce major expansion
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Tribe has announced plans for an expansion of ilani, “Southwest Washington’s premier gaming, dining, entertainment and meeting...

10/4/2020

article Cowlitz Tribe announces expansion of ilani, details of new hotel nearby
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Tribe announced plans for an expansion of ilani in Ridgefield, Washington. The expansion project is set to begin on October 15 and will...

10/3/2020

article ilani to add 14-story hotel, enlarge gaming space
(Washington) -- A major expansion at ilani will add a 14-story hotel, two new restaurants and more gaming space, according to the casino’s operators. In addition,...
article Major expansion at ilani includes new restaurants, gaming space, 14-story hotel
(Washington) -- A major expansion has been announced for ilani in southwest Washington. The casino resort is planning on adding two new restaurants and additional gaming...

10/2/2020

article ilani ready to offer small, limited-ticket events such as Oktoberfest
(Washington) -- Oktoberfest is coming to ilani on Oct. 8. A small, but safe, Oktoberfest. So, too, is a little bit of the Wine and Food Fest. Again, a small gathering. A...

9/15/2020

article ilani named best casino, looks ahead to its future
(Washington) -- Any time a player at ilani hits something big, it is announced over the public address system at the casino. “Another jackpot winner …...

9/12/2020

article Clark County welcomes fire evacuees from Oregon
(Washington) -- Doug Lewis and Judi Christiansen had been ready to embark on their much-needed vacation scheduled for this week — a camping trip, complete with a...

7/21/2020

article Casinos and lawmakers providing resources for problem gambling
(Washington) -- Though gambling can be a fun hobby for some, for others gambling addiction can lead to physical, emotional, and financial health challenges. Casinos are...

7/16/2020

press release ilani Workers Worried Over COVID-19 Precautions; Casino Says Its Approach Is Evolving
(Washington) -- The evening before ilani reopened for business, some of its workers were greeted with an email from a table games coordinator. The email, titled "...

7/14/2020

article Cowlitz Tribe Bans Indoor Smoking at ilani Casino
(Washington) -- ilani will ban indoor smoking due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Clark County casino resort announced over the weekend. The ban took effect Saturday...

7/13/2020

article Cowlitz Tribe bans indoor smoking at ilani casino
(Washington) -- ilani has banned indoor smoking due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Clark County casino resort announced over the weekend. The ban took effect Saturday...

7/12/2020

article Smoking Is Now Prohibited Indoors at Ilani, the Casino Closest to Portland
(Washington) -- Smoke-filled casinos could soon be a pre-pandemic relic. Ilani, the tribal casino located closest to Portland, on July 11 banned smoking in the casino...

7/10/2020

article ilani confirms second casino worker tests positive for COVID-19
(Washington) -- The ilani casino in north Clark County confirmed its second case in a worker late last week, according to a July 4 company email. The casino reopened on...

7/9/2020

article ilani confirms second casino worker tests positive for COVID-19
(Washington) -- ilani confirmed its second case in a worker late last week, according to a July 4 company email. The casino reopened on May 27, after a 70-day closure....

6/28/2020

article High-speed North County chase leads to assault, kidnapping charges
(Washington) -- A man led law enforcement on a high-speed chase exceeding 100 miles per hour earlier this month, and now faces multiple counts of assault after allegedly...

6/18/2020

article OSHA sends workplace safety notice of allegations to ilani
(Washington) -- Days after ilani confirmed a case of COVID-19 in an employee, the casino west of La Center received notice from the state of worker allegations over...

6/12/2020

article Cowlitz County virus cases reach 101; ilani employee tests positive
(Washington) -- Cowlitz County hit a coronavirus milestone Friday when it recorded its 100th and 101st cases, with the two new infections bringing this week’s...
article Employee of ilani tests positive for COVID-19
(Washington) -- A Cowlitz County resident who is employed at ilani has tested positive for COVID-19, the county incident management team for the disease announced today...

5/29/2020

article ilani reopens after 70-day closure in response to COVID-19
(Washington) -- Those looking for entertainment in Clark County can once again be patrons to ilani as the casino resort officially reopened its doors Thursday, May 28....

5/28/2020

press release Crowds line up for ilani casino’s reopening
(Washington) -- ilani reopened its doors Thursday following a 70-day closure due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The move jumps the casino resort ahead of the...

5/20/2020

article Blessing and smudging ceremony set for May 28 ilani opening
(Washington) -- ilani casino is set to reopen at noon Thursday, May 28, following a special blessing and smudging ceremony at 10 a.m. The ceremony will be complete with...

5/19/2020

article ilani Tribal Casino In SW Washington To Reopen May 28
(Washington) -- Ilani, the Cowlitz Tribe’s casino along Interstate 5 near La Center, Washington, is joining several other tribal casinos in reopening before the...

5/18/2020

article ilani Casino Resort To Re-open May 28
(Washington) -- ilani Casino Resort announces it's reopening for business Thursday, May 28, at noon. To reopen the complex, a special blessing and smudging ceremony...
article ilani to reopen May 28
(Washington) -- ilani will reopen for business at noon May 28. The casino’s leaders announced the news Monday evening. The casino and entertainment venue announced...

3/17/2020

article ilani to Close Until End of March
(Washington) -- ilani will close until the end of the month due to the COVID-19 outbreak, announced Kara Fox-LaRose, the tribal casino resort's president and general...

3/16/2020

article ilani to close until end of March
(Washington) -- ilani will close until the end of the month due to the COVID-19 outbreak, announced Kara Fox-LaRose, the tribal casino resort’s president and...

2/12/2020

article Parking garage takes shape at ilani
(Washington) -- Construction is progressing rapidly on a new state-of-the-art parking garage at ilani, with the lower levels of the structure now taking clear shape as...

12/19/2019

article How a Portland-area hotel and entertainment venue is fighting human trafficking
(Oregon) -- The largest casino and entertainment destination in the Portland-Vancouver metro area isn’t waiting for a human trafficking crisis to happen before...

12/2/2019

article Kicking off the giving season with ilani
(Washington) -- Hundreds of community members from around the county gathered together at ilani Casino on Wednesday for its annual tree lighting celebration. Starting at...

10/20/2019

article La Center-area artist creates story pole to be displayed at casino
(Washington D.C.) -- Long, long ago, people hit their heads on the sky because it was too low. Tribes worked together to lift the sky with cedar poles, but some beings...

10/19/2019

article La Center candidates talk obstacles of a growing city
(Washington) -- ilani Casino celebrated its two-year anniversary in April, but so far not much has changed in neighboring La Center. When the casino opened, city...

3/12/2019

article Ex-Cowlitz Tribe General Council Secretary Barnett Earns Millions From Tribal Casino
(Washington) -- Former Cowlitz Indian Tribe spiritual leader Roy Wilson is scheduled to plead guilty and be sentenced for animal neglect charges Wednesday morning at the...

2/26/2019

article EDITORIAL: Tribe’s casino payments flap raises questions
(Washington) -- Think of it like your neighborhood. When somebody moves in and spends a lot of money on a behemoth structure, you hope to develop a good relationship and...

2/25/2019

article County, Cowlitz Tribe aim to resolve funds issue
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Tribe and Clark County are trying to get along better. After years of arguments and litigation over the tribe’s $510 million, 368,000-...

12/9/2018

article Patti LaBelle to perform at ilani casino
(Washington) -- If the music business turns out to be just as fickle as its reputation, try pie. That’s what Patti LaBelle did. Since she launched a singing career...

11/17/2018

article Tree lighting, charity drive set for ilani
(Washington) -- Vancouver’s annual Christmas tree lighting is set for Nov. 23 in Esther Short Park, but if you’d rather brighten your spirits pre-turkey, try...

9/11/2018

article Ilani named 'best casino'
(Washington) -- Ilani Tuesday was named the “Best Casino in the Native Northwest” by Casino Player Magazine for the second year in a row, according to a...

9/6/2018

article ilani to build gas station, convenience store
(Washington) -- A new gas station and convenience store are on the horizon near ilani. About 80 leaders from the casino resort, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and more...

8/22/2018

article ilani wins award for commercial campaign
(Washington) -- Cowlitz Indian Reservation — ilani received its first Telly award for the “Let’s ilani” television campaign, winning a Silver...

5/31/2018

article Public Building: Over $100 million
(Washington) -- Ilani Casino Resort has over 356,000 square feet for gaming, dining, entertainment and retail areas, along with parking space for 3,000 cars. The design-...

5/26/2018

article Gaming market in Oregon survives after Cowlitz Tribe opens casino
(Oregon) -- The Cowlitz Tribe recently celebrated the first anniversary of its gaming facility in Washington, a development that neighbors in Oregon feared would cause...

5/25/2018

article ilani not impacting Oregon Lottery as badly as predicted
(Washington) -- Oregon Lottery revenues near the Oregon-Washington border have dropped since ilani opened last year, but not as bad as economists expected. The Oregon...
article The Cowlitz Tribe’s Ilani Resort Casino Has Hurt Oregon Lottery and Spirit Mountain Casino Less than Expected
(Washington) -- For the past couple of years, both the Oregon State Office of Economic Analysis and the Grand Ronde Tribe have warned that the new Ilani Resort Casino in...

5/17/2018

article How a Steakhouse in a Casino is Upping the Cocktail and Food Pairing Game
(Washington) -- Say you’re at a casino. You’re a gambling man and you’ve just went on a run, cashing out with a couple thousand more in your pocket...

5/6/2018

article As ilani marks first anniversary, cities say growth a sure bet
(Washington) -- With a large and luxurious new concert and convention venue, there are more reasons than ever for the public to visit ilani, the casino that opened a...

5/1/2018

article ilani: One year in
(Washington) -- Last week marked one whole year of ilani Casino Resort, and the business does not appear to be slowing down according to top officials with the casino....

4/10/2018

article ilani opens Meeting and Entertainment Center, flies Cowlitz flag for the first time
(Washington) -- For members of the Cowlitz Tribe, the recent ribbon-cutting ceremony at ilani Casino Resort was more than just the opening of the casino’s Meeting...

4/6/2018

article Ilani unveils new entertainment and meeting center
(Washington) -- For the first time in a more than a century, the Cowlitz Indian flag fluttered above the tribe’s own land on Thursday. The flag-raising marked the...

4/5/2018

article Cowlitz Tribe excited by new event venue at ilani Casino
(Washington) -- The ribbon was cut Thursday on the new 30,000-square-foot Meeting and Entertainment Center at ilani Casino Resort along I-5 north of Ridgefield. But for...
article Ilani Casino’s concert, convention venue opens
(Washington) -- Ilani Casino Resort opened its new events center Thursday, bringing more demand and attention to northern Clark County. The 30,000-square-foot center...
article Ilani Meeting & Entertainment Center Opening
(Washington) -- Members of the Cowlitz Drum Group prepare to take part in a flag raising ceremony outside Ilani Casino Resort on Thursday morning, April 5, 2018.
article Ilani opens up newly expanded area, Cowlitz tribe celebrates historical moment
(Washington) -- The massive Ilani Casino just got bigger. On Thursday, the casino opened its huge Meeting and Entertainment Center, marking the conclusion of a year-long...

3/25/2018

press release ‘I Love the 90s’ tour kicks off in April, Tone Loc, Vanilla Ice performing at Ilani Casino
(Washington) -- Nineties kids rejoice, tickets are on sale now for the I Love the ’90s concert which sets off April 22 at Illani Casino Resort’s event venue...

3/22/2018

press release Little Big Town, Jay Leno coming to Ilani Casino to celebrate new event center
(Washington) -- Some big entertainers in comedy, country and ’90s-style dance grooves are coming to Clark County to celebrate the opening of the Ilani Casino...

3/20/2018

article Little Big Town, Jay Leno coming to Ilani Casino to celebrate new event center
(Washington) -- Some big entertainers in comedy, country and ’90s-style dance grooves are coming to Clark County to celebrate the opening of the Ilani Casino...

3/6/2018

article Casino overpaid former worker
(Washington) -- Cowlitz Tribal Gaming Authority is suing a former Ilani Casino Resort employee to recoup more than $13,600 the business mistakenly paid her in the months...

2/23/2018

article Ilani to launch new event center on April 1
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Tribe was far from finished with the $510 million Ilani Casino Resort when it first opened the venue to visitors in April 2017 – and...
article 'Big Brother' casting call coming up at Ilani casino
(Washington) -- Do you love the idea of being on camera 24 hours a day? How about living with total strangers? And competing with those total strangers for $500,00 in...

2/18/2018

article All in: How the $510 million ilani casino will change the region's economy
(Washington) -- Ahead of ilani’s April 24 opening, the casino in Ridgefield, Washington has already attracted lots of interest. KGW looked into what the casino...
article Tourism on the rise in Clark County
(Washington) -- Tourism is on the upswing in Clark County, and that should continue to rise, according to the latest annual report from Visit Vancouver USA.

2/13/2018

article Event center coming to ilani this spring
(Washington) -- The first expansion of ilani Casino Resort is set for April as its Meeting and Entertainment Center is scheduled to open just in time for the casino...

1/9/2018

article Casting from shore
(Washington) -- Even for the La Center area, known in the region for its collection of casinos, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe’s ilani Casino Resort can at times seem...

1/6/2018

article Less than a year in business, new S.W. Washington casino embraces a big vision
(Washington) -- After years of fighting for federal recognition and subsequent legal battles over land rights, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe of Clark County finally got its...
article Deputies investigating man found shot in truck after crash outside Ilani Casino
(Washington) -- A man was found with a gunshot wound inside a pickup that crashed outside the Ilani Casino Resort in Ridgefield. A Clark County deputy involved in an...

1/5/2018

article ilani Casino Resort to Unveil Event Center in April
(Washington) -- A convention and entertainment center will open doors at ilani Casino Resort in the heart of Southwest Washington in April, Kara Fox LaRose, President...
article Driver shot in leg in truck outside Ilani Casino
(Washington) -- The driver of a Chevy pickup truck crashed into a median and road sign outside the Ilani Casino after being shot in the leg Friday morning.

11/29/2017

article After six months, business is booming at Ilani
(Washington) -- It’s been more than six months since the Cowlitz Tribe overcame years of controversy to open the Ilani Casino Restort in north Clark County...

11/26/2017

article Ilani casino sparks change, growth in first six months
(California) -- It’s been a little more than six months since the Cowlitz Tribe overcame years of controversy to open the Ilani Casino in north Clark County, and...

11/19/2017

article What’s in the cards for La Center?
(Washington) -- The phrase “doom and gloom” has been thrown around in La Center recently. It’s been used publicly at a city council meeting and in...

11/7/2017

article No reprieve for La Center cardrooms
(Washington) -- The two remaining cardrooms in La Center won’t catch a proposed break in the gambling tax as the city council did not move on a motion to cut the...

10/13/2017

article OP/ED: Decisions faced by La Center’s elected officials are only going to get tougher
(Washington) -- Ten years ago this month, I was hired as a reporter at The Reflector Newspaper. Marvin Case, then owner of The Reflector, assigned the city of La Center...

8/16/2017

article Casino complicating access to road home, nearby residents say
(Washington) -- When the much-anticipated Ilani Casino Resort opened in the spring, traffic was backed up for miles with visitors eager to check out the new venue....

8/8/2017

article Sewer service extension under construction in La Center
(Washington) -- Work is underway on La Center’s new pump station and sewer line that will link the city’s Interstate 5 junction area with its wastewater...

8/6/2017

article Getting La Center ‘shovel ready’
(Washington) -- Driving into La Center is pretty straightforward. Take Exit 16 off Interstate 5 and turn east, away from the looming Ilani Casino Resort. In two miles...

8/2/2017

article Lottery revenue grows despite new Ridgefield casino
(Oregon) -- The three-month-old ilani Casino Resort 16 miles north of the Oregon-Washington border has slowed but failed to stop growth in Oregon State Lottery sales....

6/16/2017

article Casino’s Michael Jordan’s Steak House a slam dunk
(Washington) -- Why: The new Ilani Casino Resort houses a fair selection of dining options. One of those is the Michael Jordan’s Steak House, know for its “...

6/4/2017

article Jayne: Ilani alters the conversation for Cowlitz Tribe, county
(Washington) -- For Dave Barnett, this is personal. The gorgeous inlaid map of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe’s ancestral lands. The light fixtures that invoke...

6/1/2017

article Ilani Casino off to strong start
(Washington) -- Parked cars are seen at Ilani Casino Resort near La Center on a sunny afternoon last week. A month after opening, Ilani Casino Resort is entertaining...

5/31/2017

article Recently-opened Ilani Casino Resort is proving popular
(Washington) -- Five weeks after opening and the Ilani Casino Resort in south-west Washington has so far reportedly seen thousands of gambling enthusiasts passing...

5/30/2017

article Ilani Casino Resort hits jackpot out of the gate
(Washington) -- A month after opening, Ilani Casino Resort is entertaining thousands of people per day, though it’s still trying to get its bearings, casino...
article Ilani Resort and Casino
(Washington) -- The Ilani Resort and Casino opened in April along Interstate 5, near Ridgefield. The $510 million, 368,000-square-foot project was designed to reflect...

5/23/2017

article Clark County unemployment rate lowest since September 2000
(Washington) -- Whether your choice of small talk is either the weather or the economy, your opening line should be the same: It’s hot. Clark County stockpiled...

5/9/2017

article Washington tribal casino not having huge impact on Oregon gambling sector, yet
(Oregon) -- The newly opened Ilani casino 16 miles north of the Oregon-Washington state line is attracting throngs of Oregon gamblers, judging from long lines of cars...

5/8/2017

article Washington tribal casino not having huge impact on Oregon gambling sector, yet
(Oregon) -- The newly opened Ilani casino 16 miles north of the Oregon-Washington state line is attracting throngs of Oregon gamblers, judging from long lines of cars...
article Will new casino divert cars from 99W in Newberg?
(Washington) -- With the April 24 opening of the Cowlitz tribe's Ilani casino near La Center, Wash., media reports from that day indicate that Interstate 5 was...

5/5/2017

article Neighbors adjusting to life near Ilani casino
(Washington) -- The long-anticipated Ilani Casino Resort opened to much fanfare last week, and with it came a traffic backup of more than 8 miles and lots of idling cars...

5/3/2017

article Neighbors adjusting to life near Ilani casino
(Washington) -- The long-anticipated Ilani Casino Resort opened to much fanfare last week, and with it came a traffic backup of more than 8 miles and lots of idling cars...

5/2/2017

article Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians to build casino
(Oregon) -- Just 9 days after the Cowlitz Tribe opened a casino in La Center, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians announced plans to build a casino in North Salem...

4/29/2017

article Morning Press: Ilani opens and snarls traffic; judge dies; one-legged baseball player
(Washington) -- Speeches that started at 10 a.m., meant to encapsulate the yearslong journey to build the Ilani Casino Resort and thank the many people involved, were...
article Entertainment continues at Ilani Casino next week
(Washington) -- The entertainment options at the new Ilani casino in Ridgefield continue with a full slate of performances next weekend. After a full week of...

4/26/2017

article After years of work, Cowlitz Tribe opens casino
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Indian Tribe opened its new $510 million casino Monday, an effort years in the making. While Cowlitz officials hope the Ilani Casino Resort...
article Swinerton and Cowlitz tribe open Ilani Casino Resort
(Washington) -- US-based construction company Swinerton and the Cowlitz Indian tribe have announced the opening of the Ilani Casino Resort.
article LETTER: Will Ilani Casino Hurt Oregon? [2nd item]
(Oregon) -- The new Ilani Casino up north is a game changer, and it's an attack on Oregon revenues ["Betting on a Long Shot," WW, April 19, 2017].

4/25/2017

article County, Cowlitz approve casino law services
(Washington) -- Just exactly how the ilani Casino will be policed has been sketched out and approved as the Clark County Board of County Councilors voted last week to...
article ilani Casino open to public
(Washington) -- After years of anticipation and legal wrangling, the Cowlitz Tribe’s ilani Casino Resort just east of La Center off Interstate 5 Exit 16 is finally...
article Opening of new Washington casino expected to hurt Oregon gaming revenues
(Washington) -- Yesterday’s opening of the Ilani Casino Resort in Washington is reportedly set to negatively impact the gambling industry in the neighboring state...
article Thousands pour in to newly-opened ilani Casino Resort
(California) -- The Cowlitz Indian Tribe finally opened its $510m casino complex in Southwest Washington yesterday, after years of legal battles. Thousands of gambling...
article Traffic quiets for Ilani’s second day
(Washington) -- By 3 a.m. Tuesday, all but five card tables were still in play at Ilani Casino Resort, casino officials said. “I guess I had anticipated the...
article Tribal Casino Opens Near Portland, Will 'Eventually' Have Poker Room
(Washington) -- On Monday, a $510 million tribal casino opened in the state of Washington in the Portland-Vancouver metro area. The facility, Ilani Casino Resort, has 75...

4/24/2017

article Cowlitz tribe blesses, opens casino
(Washington) -- Ending decades of frustration, delay and opposition, the Cowlitz Tribe Monday morning blessed and opened its new Ilani Casino in north Clark County, a $...
article Cowlitz Tribe opening $510M casino complex they hope will draw 4.5M visitors
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Indian Tribe of Southwest Washington will open a $510 million casino and entertainment complex Monday, a project marked by a yearslong...
article Cowllitz Tribe Opens Huge Gambling Complex in Clark County
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Indian Tribe of Washington State, after years of legal battles plans to open its long-awaited Ilani Casino Resort on Monday, April 24. Tribal...
article Ilani Casino hits parking capacity on opening day, clogs I-5 for miles
(Washington) -- The opening of the Ilani Casino near La Center clogged northbound Interstate 5 for as far as eight miles Monday morning, and cars were turned away after...
article Ilani Casino opens its doors, attracting thousands
(Washington) -- Thousands of gambling enthusiasts braved cold, wet weather and a miles-long traffic jam Monday morning to try their luck at the newly minted Ilani, the $...
article Ilani Casino opens its doors, attracting thousands
(Washington) -- Thousands of gambling enthusiasts braved cold, wet weather and a miles-long traffic jam Monday morning to try their luck at the newly minted Ilani, the $...
article Ilani Casino Resort opens to eager crowds
(Washington) -- Speeches that started at 10 am., meant to encapsulate the years-long journey to build the Ilani Casino Resort and thank the many people responsible, were...
article Thousands Flock To Southwest Washington Casino Opening, Clog I-5
(Washington) -- Monday’s wet weather didn’t keep the crowds, or the traffic, from showing up at the opening day of Ilani, the new Cowlitz Tribe casino in...
article Thousands pour into Ilani Casino for grand opening, massive back-up on I-5 NB
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Indian Tribe opened its new $510 million casino Monday, an effort years in the making. While Cowlitz officials hope the Ilani Casino Resort...
article Thousands take to slots, gaming tables at Ilani grand opening
(Washington) -- Karen Cowles and her two friends woke up at 6 a.m. to drive from the Enumclaw area down to Ridgefield to add a new stop to the coastal gambling circuit...
article New SW Washington casino met with concern for Oregon Lottery sales
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery could lose more than $100 million a year with the opening of Ilani Casino Resort in Ridgefield, Wash. That's according to the state...
article Isleta Resort & Casino begins renovation
(New Mexico) -- Isleta Resort & Casino has started the US$40 million renovations announced earlier this month. Whilst the main entrance of the facility is already...

4/23/2017

article Cowlitz Tribe opening $510M casino complex they hope will draw 4.5M visitors
(Washington) -- Developers hope to draw 4.5 million visitors a year to the Ilani Casino Resort, which the Cowlitz Indian Tribe will open Monday after years of legal...
article Let the games begin at Ilani: What you need to know
(Washington) -- Ilani Casino Resort, the $510 million casino that took over a decade to bring to reality, is here. The casino opens 10 a.m. Monday with a ribbon-cutting...
article Multi-million dollar casino set to open near La Center Monday
(Washington) -- A new multi-million dollar casino is set to open its doors in southwest Washington on Monday. La Center was buzzing Sunday afternoon, as much of the...
article Letter: Casino impact unknowable
(Oregon) -- The Columbian reported that the Cowlitz Tribe will open its new casino at the La Center Junction on April 24. The casino expects to attract more than 4.5...
article Legislators want tourism dollars to promote Montana's Native American destinations
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Indian Reservation rolls across the plains just east of Glacier National Park. There's a hotel and casino. There are gas stations, a few...

4/22/2017

article Ilani Casino Resort opens with The Sweet
(Washington) -- With Ilani Casino Resort a few days from opening, some of its inaugural week events are taking shape. The Sweet, the British glam rock band behind the...

4/21/2017

article Here comes ilani: Casino ready to open its doors
(Washington) -- The $510 million casino from the Cowlitz Tribe, the ilani Casino Resort (pronounced ay-lah-nay, meaning “sing” in the Cowlitz language), will...
article Ilani Casino opening: 6 things you need to know
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Indian Tribe's years-long effort to build a gaming hub in the heart of Clark County culminates Monday with the opening of the Ilani...

4/19/2017

press release Opening date set for ilani Casino Resort
(Washington) -- Premier gaming and entertainment destination ilani will open its doors to the public on 24 April at 10 a.m. Developed by Salishan-Mohegan LLC in...

4/18/2017

article ilani Casino announces two entertainment venues
(Washington) -- Two new entertainment venues have been announced for ilani Casino. Muze and 360 Bar are just two of the venues planned for the massive casino, which is...
article ilani Casino to open Monday, April 24
(Washington) -- After years of planning and 21 months of construction, ilani Casino Resort in North Clark County is set to finally open Monday, April 24, at 10 a.m. The...
article Ilani Casino, Clark County seal policing deal
(Washington) -- With less than a week until the Cowlitz Indian Tribe opens its much-anticipated Ilani Casino Resort, the Clark County council unanimously approved a one-...

4/17/2017

article Agreements to bring law and order to casino
(Washington) -- As final touches are being put on the Ilani Casino Resort, slated to open April 24 on the Cowlitz Indian Reservation west of La Center, Clark County...
article Washington tribe announced opening date
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Native Tribe announced that the upcoming Washington State casino, Ilani Casino Resort, will open its doors to the public next week, on April...
article Editorial: Casino’s opening not likely to impact region
(Washington) -- No matter how we may individually feel about the wisdom and social costs of organized gambling, there’s no denying the April 24 opening of the...

4/16/2017

article Cowlitz Indian Tribe announces opening day of Ilani Casino Resort
(Washington) -- Casino officials announced on Friday afternoon that the $510 million Ilani Casino Resort in north Clark County will open on April 24, according to the...

4/15/2017

article Cowlitz Indian Tribe to open Ilani Casino Resort on April 24
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Indian Tribe in Washington, along Interstate 5 near Washington’s border with Oregon, will open the long-awaited Ilani Casino Resort on...
article La Center I-5 closures, detours begin Monday
(Washington) -- The existing overpass bridge right off Exit 16 in La Center is set to come down, and it will mean detours for any late night drivers.
article Tribe to open giant gambling complex in Washington state
(Oregon) -- The Cowlitz Indian Tribe says it will open a $510 million gambling complex in southwestern Washington state on April 24. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (...

4/14/2017

article All in: How the $510 million ilani casino will change the region's economy
(Washington) -- Drivers entering Ridgefield, Washington are greeted by a sign that boasts that it’s the “birthplace of U-Haul.” It’s fitting, as...
article Ilani Casino opening day announced
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Indian Tribe will open its long-awaited Ilani casino on April 24, officials announced Friday afternoon. The $510 million gaming complex in...

4/13/2017

press release ilani selects TransAct Epic 950 gaming device printer to power slot machines
(Washington) -- TransAct Technologies Incorporated (Nasdaq: TACT) (“TransAct” or “the Company”), a global leader in software-driven technology...

4/12/2017

article Ilani adds gaming floor bar, lounge to lineup
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Indian Tribe announced Tuesday two more amenities will join its upcoming Ilani Casino Resort. 360 Bar, a circular bar in the middle of the...
article Hamden's TransAct provides slot tech for Wash. State casino
(Washington) -- Hamden software company TransAct Technologies Inc. said it will provide its ticket printing technology needs for slot machines at a new $550 million...

4/8/2017

article Supreme Court denies hearing for casino case
(Washington) -- The yearslong legal battle over the Cowlitz Indian Tribe’s right to a reservation near La Center is over. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined...

4/6/2017

article Ilani Casino announces more eating, shopping offerings
(Washington) -- A food court called The Market — offering deli sandwiches, hamburgers and Asian and Mediterranean fare — is the latest additions to the...

4/5/2017

article Cowlitz Tribe unveils $32M highway project as casino debut nears
(Washington) -- It's been a big week so far for the Cowlitz Tribe and its long-awaited casino in Washington. First, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday put an end to a...
article New I-5 interchange aims to ease casino traffic
(Washington) -- As the opening of the Ilani Resort and Casino draws closer, the Cowlitz Tribe unveiled a new $32 million freeway interchange Tuesday that promises to...
article West Coast casino project involving Mohegans clears last legal hurdle
(Washington) -- A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has put to rest a lingering attempt to derail a Pacific Northwest casino project the Mohegan Tribe has helped develop and...

4/2/2017

article Local businesses hope to play their cards right
(Washington) -- You may or may not know Corwin Beverage Co., but you’ve probably heard of its biggest customer. Well, soon-to-be biggest customer. Ilani Casino...

4/1/2017

article Ilani Casino Resort adds two more restaurants
(Washington) -- Just a few days after announcing the addition of Michael Jordan’s Steak House and Line & Lure Seafood Kitchen and Tap, the Ilani Casino Resort...

3/31/2017

press release ilani Selects Comprehensive Portfolio of Everi Payments and Games Solutions
(Washington) -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE:EVRI) (“Everi” or the “Company”), the casino gaming industry’s only single source provider of...

3/30/2017

article Ilani casino adds 'upscale street food,' sushi restaurants, swanky bars
(Washington) -- In case the news of Michael Jordan’s Steak House and a seafood restaurant didn’t tantalize your taste buds earlier this week, the Cowlitz...
article Ilani Casino adds two more restaurants
(Washington) -- Just a few days after announcing the addition of Michael Jordan’s Steak House and Line & Lure Seafood Kitchen and Tap, the Ilani Resort Casino...
article Michael Jordan's Steak House opening up in ilani Casino
(Washington) -- NBA legend Michael Jordan is bringing his signature steak house restaurant to the new ilani Resort and Casino in Ridgefield. Michael Jordan’s Steak...

3/28/2017

article Longtime La Center card room closes as new casino gets ready to open
(Washington) -- A new casino named ilani is going up in Ridgefield. It’s boasting lots of attractions and more than 100,000 square feet of gaming space. It hasn...
article Michael Jordan opening Portland-area steakhouse
(Washington) -- Former Birmingham Barons outfielder and intergalactic savior Michael Jordan will open his first Portland-area restaurant next month. The upcoming...
article Michael Jordan to open steakhouse at Ilani Casino Resort
(Washington) -- Local foodies can soon dine like a basketball star — Ilani Casino Resort announced Monday plans for Michael Jordan’s Steak House to set up...

3/27/2017

article Michael Jordan's Steakhouse coming to Ilani Casino
(Washington) -- Local foodies can soon dine like a basketball star – Ilani Resort casino announced Monday plans for Michael Jordan's Steak House to set up shop...

3/23/2017

article Cowlitz Tribe secures approval to offer liquor as casino debut nears
(Washington) -- All the pieces are falling into place as the Cowlitz Tribe prepares to open a long-awaited casino in Washington. The tribe will be able to offer liquor...

3/21/2017

article Supreme Court considers petition in casino land-into-trust dispute
(Washington D.C.) -- The Cowlitz Tribe is less than a month away from debuting its casino but opponents are still hoping the U.S. Supreme Court will derail the project....
article New WA casino will cost Oregon to lose $110M
(Washington) -- As the opening date for the Cowlitz Tribe’s Ilani Resort and Casino in La Center, Washington approaches, here is our office’s summary of the...

3/17/2017

article Casino Foes Ask Justices To Sink DOI Cowlitz Tribe Ruling [sub req]
(Washington) -- Opponents of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe’s proposed casino have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a D.C. Circuit decision upholding the U.S....

3/12/2017

article Ilani Casino Resort: Work now, play later
(Washington) -- Against the monochromatic winter sky, a black screen 100 feet in the air flashes a message: “Let’s play. Let’s ilani,” it reads,...

3/7/2017

article Trump administration backs Cowlitz Tribe in Supreme Court brief
(Washington) -- The Trump administration has survived its first Indian law test and is defending the Cowlitz Tribe as it prepares to open a $400 million casino in...
press release Scientific Games (SGMS) Announces Contract to Supply ilani with Floorwide Tech Solutions
(Washington) -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) today announced a comprehensive new contract to provide ilani, Washington State's newest gaming and...

2/20/2017

article Trump team gets another extension in Supreme Court tribal casino case
(Washington D.C.) -- A closely-watched Indian gaming case is still awaiting a response from the new Trump administration. The Department of Justice was supposed to file...

2/17/2017

article Clark County's Ilani Casino betting on big crowds as opening nears
(Washington) -- A small Washington tribe's push for prosperity is taking shape along Interstate 5 just north of Portland. There, a $510 million casino is weeks away from...

2/14/2017

article Council drops communications resolution regarding casino
(Washington) -- Last week the Clark County Council decided to rescind restrictions on talking with the Cowlitz Tribe about the ilani Casino Resort which is set to open...

2/8/2017

article Ilani casino construction progresses, hundreds of employees hired
(Washington) -- With the opening of the Ilani Casino a little more two months away, officials with the Cowlitz tribal casino say they have hired nearly 70 percent of the...

2/5/2017

article County cancels rules against working with tribe on casino
(Washington) -- The Clark County council has decided to fold ’em. Realizing that the Ilani Casino and Resort will almost certainly open in April, the county...

1/16/2017

article Job-seekers brave winter weather to attend Ilani Casino event
(Washington) -- Despite icy winter conditions, more than 800 people reportedly attended an eight-hour jobs fair held on Saturday in hopes of being chosen for a position...

1/14/2017

article Potential dealers hope to hit jackpot with careers at Ilani Casino
(Washington) -- Part of a casino’s allure is that, with a little luck, we can change our fortunes. That feeling isn’t exclusive to people who want to play a...

1/11/2017

article Ilani casino job fair this Saturday
(Washington) -- Job seekers hoping to find work at the Cowlitz Tribe’s Ilani casino will have a big chance when the tribe hosts a major jobs fair Saturday. The job...

1/3/2017

article Woodland drops gambling tax rate
(Washington) -- The city of Woodland is bracing for the impact of a new casino and rising minimum wages by lowering the city’s gambling tax rate from a proposed 5...

12/25/2016

article Job fair planned for Cowlitz Tribe’s Ilani casino Jan. 14
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Tribe is hosting a job fair for potential casino and hospitality workers on Saturday, January 14. Those wishing to gain one of the more than...

12/20/2016

article Cowlitz Tribe to host big job fair for Ilani casino
(Washington) -- Job seekers hoping to find work at the Cowlitz Tribe’s Ilani casino will have a big chance when the tribe hosts a major jobs fair on Saturday, Jan...

12/13/2016

article La Center prepares for financial changes in 2017
(Washington) -- La Center Mayor Greg Thornton started the budget process in early August by creating a budget committee comprised of two city councilors, two residents,...

12/11/2016

article 9 things you should know about Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Trump's Interior pick
(Washington) -- President Elect Donald Trump looks like he's chosen Spokane's own U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers as his Secretary of the Interior. And already...

11/23/2016

article Ilani Casino taking shape in North County
(Washington) -- After nearly a year of construction and even longer in planning and legal proceedings, the Ilani Casino Resort is taking shape. The $510 million, 368,000...

11/22/2016

article Hundreds wait in line for chance at casino jobs
(Washington) -- The ilani Casino plans to employ about 1,000 people when it opens this spring. Filling that number shouldn't be a problem. Last week, the incoming...

11/20/2016

article Cowlitz Tribe sees huge interest for positions at fast-rising casino
(Washington) -- It looks like a lot of people want to work for the Cowlitz Tribe of Washington. The tribe participated in a job far in nearby Portland, Oregon, on...

11/16/2016

article Job fair packed with potential casino employees
(Washington) -- In the meeting space at the Sheraton Hotel near the Portland International Airport, a line of people snaked from the table of Ilani Casino Resort, down...

11/15/2016

article Ilani casino in La Center expecting to hire 1,000 plus
(Washington) -- Expected to open in the spring of 2017, the $500 million Ilani Casino Resort being developed by the Cowlitz Tribe and Salishan-Mohegan near the town of...

11/14/2016

article Ilani casino begins accepting applications
(Washington) -- With Ilani Casino Resort expected to open next spring, the $510 million center will soon embark on a big hiring spree. Representatives for the Cowlitz...

11/9/2016

article Ilani casino opponents will make one last appeal attempt
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Tribe will have to defend its status as a federally-recognized tribe and consequent right to have reservation land one more time if the U.S....

11/8/2016

article La Center hears ideas for I-5 junction upgrade
(Washington) -- It was standing room only Monday night at the La Center Public Work’s building, as concerned residents got their first listen at possible design...

11/7/2016

article I-5 La Center junction in transformation
(Washington) -- Take a good look at the Interstate 5 La Center junction, because it’s going to look pretty different soon. There are three major construction...

11/2/2016

article La Center cardrooms continue casino fight
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Tribe’s decades-long battle for a reservation may not be over. Opponents to the Cowlitz Tribe’s Ilani Casino Resort have appealed...
article La Center: Don't gamble against casino opening this spring
(Washington) -- Have you had the opportunity to drive past the Cowlitz Ilani Casino and Resort in La Center? If you’ve traveled on Interstate 5 you can’t...

11/1/2016

article La Center grapples with budgetary realities brought by casino
(Washington) -- Final budgets are difficult to put together in a normal year, and 2017 in La Center will be far from normal. With less than two months before the city...

10/31/2016

article Casino opponents appealing case to Supreme Court
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Tribe’s decades-long battle for a reservation may not be over yet. Opponents to the Cowlitz Tribe’s casino have appealed their...

10/28/2016

article Cowlitz Tribe spends $32M for highway project at new casino
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Tribe is spending $32 million on highway improvement project for its fast-rising casino in Washington. The ilani Casino Resort is getting a...

10/22/2016

article Cowlitz Tribe announces more executives for fast-rising casino
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Tribe announced additional executives at its fast-rising casino in Washington. Al Muma is serving as vice president of human resources for...

9/26/2016

article Small cities on a charm offensive
(Washington) -- Ridgefield residents were asked what they think the city is most known and loved for in a 2015 survey. After the results came in, city officials created...

9/25/2016

article Discovery Corridor Roundtable to explore area’s potential
(Washington) -- There’s been a lot of talk about the Discovery Corridor, a stretch of land that has often been described as the biggest potential economic driver...

9/20/2016

article Tribes clash over new casino but agree on #NoDAPL movement
(Washington) -- After years of being at odds over a new casino, the Cowlitz Tribe and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde can finally agree on one thing: both oppose...

9/19/2016

article Dakota pipeline has ties to Cowlitz casino opponents
(Washington) -- Over the last couple months, several Northwest tribes have trekked to North Dakota to show solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux against an oil...

9/14/2016

article Town hall meetings new in La Center
(Washington) -- There’s a lot going on in La Center these days. Construction is everywhere as new things and improvements are on there way in. Whether it be the...

8/24/2016

article Ridgefield man disputes designation of casino’s location
(Washington) -- Doug Hatcher has a geography lesson for you. Though an “excited” supporter of the Ilani casino now under construction, Hatcher has long...

8/21/2016

article Grand Ronde gamble on challenge to Ilani
(Oregon) -- Games and business have one big thing in common — competition. And when you’re in the business of gaming, the ante goes even higher. It comes as...
article In Our View: Know When to Fold ’em
(Washington) -- At what point is it prudent to stop fighting the good fight? At what point is it necessary to acknowledge the future and work for the benefit of the...

8/16/2016

article Grand Ronde could lose 41 percent of revenue to new casino
(Washington) -- The Grand Ronde Tribe expects to lose as much as 41 percent of its revenue after a decision by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allowing the Cowlitz...

8/15/2016

article La Center Council discusses casino, increase in speeding
(Washington) -- Last Wednesday was one of the more heavily attended La Center City Council meetings Mayor Greg Thornton can recall. In the roughly 45-minute meeting, a...

8/2/2016

article Cowlitz Tribe wins appeal on casino
(Washington) -- The $510 million Ilani Casino Resort under construction near La Center will continue toward its scheduled opening this spring without further hassle in...

7/31/2016

article DC Circ. Says New Tribe Has Land Rights For Casino (sub req]
(Washington) -- A D.C. Circuit panel on Friday ruled that the U.S. Department of the Interior acted properly when it set aside 152 acres in Washington state for a newly...

7/29/2016

article Cowlitz Tribe Can Continue Casino Construction, Following Court Ruling
(Washington) -- Construction of a half-billion-dollar new casino 15 minutes north of Portland can continue full-bore Friday following a federal appeals court ruling. The...

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