Ilani’s streak of success continues this year as the casino resort was awarded the title of “Best Casino” in the Native Northwest category for the sixth year by Casino Player Magazine, Ilani announced this month.
Casino Player Magazine awarded ilani 18 awards for its 2022 Best of Gaming Awards released this month, according to a casino press release. The Native Northwest category covers dozens of casinos in Washington, Oregon and Northern California, according to the magazine.
The casino has received the accolade every year since it opened in 2017. In 2021, Ilani won the magazine’s “Best Overall Gaming Resort” award.
At the time of this award, the magazine highlighted ilani’s 100,000 square feet of gaming space, nearly 3,000 slot machines, 75 tables, and 15 restaurants, bars, and retail stores.
The casino has consistently ranked in the top three for all gaming stations this year, taking second place, according to the release.
This year, ilani received eight first-place rankings, including best video slots, best high-limit room, and best VIP lounges and services, among others, according to the release.
The casino was honored to receive the many awards, ilani President and CEO Kara Fox-LaRose said in the statement.
“With such commendable recognition from Casino Player readers, ilani continues to reach new heights in her ability to create memorable experiences for her valued guests,” Fox-LaRose said.
The Cowlitz Indian Tribe Casino is up against several Native Northwest category establishments that offer something that Ilani does not currently have: a hotel. That will soon change as the casino plans to open its 14-story, 300-room hotel next year.