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.
 

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.

EQC TACOMA AT A GLANCE


310,000 square feet of gaming & entertainment space!
 

Five restaurants including: The Summit Sports Bar, the Riverbank Buffet, the Waterway Deli, Puyaləpabš café and the Paddle Wheel Coffee & Bakery.
 

A 2,000-seat, 21,000-square-foot concert venue and event center.


Environmentally friendly building elements. Examples: the concrete that was used contains a recycled material that was diverted from landfills, and the building was designed to meet or beat the state’s energy code requirements.

Carbon Footbprint Reduction through the state-of-the-art HVAC system. The system is designed to take advantage of natural air flow and movements, so it helps removes smoke and bacteria from the building's ozone without using as much energy as a traditional HVAC system.
 

An enormous LED screen, visible from Interstate 5. The screen is 32 by 147 feet.


Parking In addition to our 1,300 vehicle capacity four-story parking garage attached to the casino, with the opening of our new 150-200 room hotel we will add an additional 700 vehicles parking stalls!