Originally constructed as a riverboat on the Port of Tacoma Waterway, Emerald Queen Casino has been owned by the Puyallup Tribe of Indians since 1996. In 2002, the Puyallup Tribe moved the casino to its present location, which is located on the east side of Fife, Washington, about 20 miles south of SeaTac International Airport. It has evolved into a sprawling gaming enterprise that includes two casinos, five restaurants, a 2,000-seat event center, and over 2,100 slot machines.
In April, the Emerald Queen Casino announced a partnership with the Seattle Sounders FC as the club’s Official Casino and Entertainment Partner through 2027. The partnership will include a variety of community outreach programs. For example, members of the Puyallup Tribe will be honored during matches at Lumen Field as part of the Emerald Queen Casino Pitch.
The tribe is also partnering with the Sounders FC Social Justice Framework as part of the Rave Green initiative. The clubs have also committed to a Career Development Program to benefit youth from the Chief Leschi Schools. In addition, the Emerald Queen Casino will actively participate in the Sounders FC Rave Green community outreach program.
As part of this partnership, the Emerald Queen Casino is also set to open the Northwest’s largest sports betting venue. BetMGM, a leading iGaming operator, will operate retail sports betting at the Emerald Queen Casino. In March, Governor Jay Inslee signed legislation making sports betting on tribal land legal.
The Emerald Queen Casino’s sportsbook lounge will feature state-of-the-art sports betting technology, including 30 kiosks and 86-inch high-def TVs. Guests can wager on sporting events, college games, and non-Washington state universities. The club will also accept bets on football, basketball, baseball, and hockey. The new sportsbook is set to open on December 27.
The Puyallup Tribe is the fifth largest employer in Pierce County, and it is dedicated to the health and well-being of its people and their culture. It is committed to the local economy, and has over 5,000 enrolled members. The tribe also plays a significant role in the cultural and social development of the communities they serve.
The Emerald Queen Casino will be the official matchday home of the Sounders FC. Players will wear the Emerald Queen Casino logo on their primary jerseys, and the Puyallup Tribe emblem will be on their secondary jerseys. In addition, the center circle art will be featured during the pre-match period, and the player tunnel carpet will display the Emerald Queen branding.
The Emerald Queen Casino will be a unique, Vegas-themed gambling facility. It offers a wide array of games, including table games, slot machines, blackjack, craps, poker, roulette, and more. It will also offer a full buffet, a coffee shop, and a sports bar. The Emerald Queen Casino offers a Players Club that offers earned rewards. The Players Club is one of the top players clubs in Washington State.
The Emerald Queen Casino has a full-service hotel and offers free Wi-Fi, a nightclub, and a variety of entertainment options. Among the dozens of amenities, guests can enjoy a game of poker, keno, or roulette in the in-room keno display, or check out the latest live entertainment shows in the Emerald Queen Event Center.