The All-New Emerald Queen Casino & Hotel in Tacoma features over two thousand slot machines & five restaurants including , a fine dining restaurant, a buffet, a coffee shop and a sports bar, though COVID-19 restrictions will initially be in place. Along with all of the glitz and glamour of a Las Vegas-style casino, the building features traditional and contemporary Coast Salish artwork and architectural elements designed by Puyallup tribal members.
The building replaced the Tacoma I-5 casino, which was a former bingo hall with three large adjoining tents. Our Fife location will remain open.
The building was designed by Cuningham Group Architecture, with general contractor Absher-Kitchell overseeing construction. The Wenaha Group is serving as the owner’s representative.
A 12-story, 170-room hotel is under construction next to the casino, and is scheduled to be finished this summer.
Free shuttle service
To help mitigate potential traffic issues, the Tribe is offering free shuttle service to the new location from EQC in Fife. Overflow parking with free shuttle service also will be available at the nearby former EQC I-5 Tacoma location off East 32nd Street.
About the Puyallup Tribe of Indians
The Puyallup People have lived along the shores of what is now called Puget Sound since time immemorial. The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is a sovereign nation of more than 5,000 members and one of the largest employers in Pierce County. It serves its people and neighbors with generosity and is committed to building a sustainable way of life for future generations.