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The state of Oregon has plenty of casinos, boasting a total of nine Native American resorts and a tenth, Bridge of the Gods Resort and Casino in Hood River, being built. Oregon is one of many states that do not allow casino gaming except on reservation land, or land that has been purchased as "restored tribes" and transferred into federal trust for purposes of gaming.

The U.S. Congress enacted the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in 1988 that allows Federally-recognized Native American tribes to petition the National Indian Gaming Commission(NIGC)for the right to operate gaming in most states. In Oregon there are four recognized tribes that operate the states nine casinos. These casinos provide thousands of jobs, as well as secondary income for businesses in surrounding areas, both on-and-off reservation land.

The Native American Tribes in Oregon have collectively agreed on a gaming compact with the state and the casinos fall under the watchful eye of the Oregon State Police Gaming Enforcement Division which oversees the state's gaming. Five of Oregon's casinos are along the coast, including The Mill, closest to California.

The Mill

The Mill Casino is located off Oregon Coast Highway 101 at 3201 Tremont Avenue in North Bend, Oregon 97459 (800-953-4800). The motel has 200 standard rooms and suites. The RV Park is adjacent, and has 102 sites for parking.

Inside the casino are the Timber's Cafe (24 hours), the Saw Blade Buffet, and the Plank House for elegant dining. A pool, spa, fitness room, and children's arcade are also available.

The casino offers 700 slot and video machines. The properties 13 table games include roulette, blackjack and craps.

Seven Feathers

Seven Feathers Hotel and Casino Resort is located just inland at 146 Chief Miwaleta Lane, Canyonville, Oregon 97417-9700(800-548-8461). The hotel features 298 rooms. Additional accommodations are at Seven Feathers RV Resort and the Riverside Lodge (free 24-hour shuttle). The hotel features an indoor heated pool, hot tubs, sauna, fitness center, and a full-service spa. Restaurants include four restaurants and a buffet. The truck and travel center also has a restaurant.

The casino has nearly 1,400 slot and video games, bingo, and Keno. With 26 table games, players will find Three-Card-Poker, roulette, craps, Fortune Pai Gow, Four-Card-Poker, and blackjack.

Three Rivers

Three Rivers Casino and Hotel is located at 5647 Highway 125 in Florence, Oregon 97439 (877-3-Rivers). The hotel features 93 guest rooms and 6 suites. An event center has 700 sets for bingo, banquets, meetings, and concerts. Restaurants include a steak house, buffet, and three other venues. Golf and horseback riding packages are a specialty.

The casino has 700 slot and video machines. Keno and bingo are offered, and 14 table games include favorites like blackjack, roulette, craps, Pai Gow, and Let-it-Ride. The poker room offers live games and tournaments.

Chinook Winds

Chinook Winds Casino Resort is located at 1777 NW 44th Street in Lincoln City, Oregon 97367-5094 (888-Chi-Nook). The hotel has 227 rooms with 81 ocean view suites. Include on property are an indoor heated pool, sauna and spa, and nearby golf. There are six dining choices including a steakhouse and buffet.

The casino has 1,162 slot and video machines and offers both bingo and Keno. The poker room recently expanded and has live games and tournaments. The table games (23) feature $3 blackjack. Available games are single and multi-deck blackjack, craps, Three-Card-Poker, roulette, Fortune Pai-Gow, and Bonus Let-it-Ride.

Spirit Mountain

Spirit Mountain Casino is located at 27100 SW Salmon River Highway in Grand Ronde, Oregon 97347 (800-760-7977). The lodge has 254 guest rooms. Children can enjoy the video arcade or the Playworld children's center. The Summit View has free weekend shows, must be 21. Restaurants include a buffet and several other choices.

The casino has over 1,900 slot and video machines and has a bingo hall. The poker room has 15 tables and offers live games and tournaments. Three-Card-Poker, Pai Gow, and Bonus Let-it-Ride are offered in the table games area (34 tables) along with favorites like blackjack, craps and roulette.

Kla-mo-ya

The Kla-mo-ya casino is inland, at 34333 Highway 97 North at Chiloquin, Oregon 97624 (888-552-6692). The Kla-mo-ya is close to the intersection of US 97 and Oregon 62 (Crater Lake Highway) highways. The property has two restaurants, one open 24 hours a day.

The casino has 379 video and slot machines and does have a player's club you might want to join. 2500 points earned are redeemable for $5. There are also six table games to play.

Old Camp

The Old Camp Casino is located at 2205 W Monroe in Burns, Oregon 97720 (541-573-1500). An RV Park is within walking distance of the casino and there is a restaurant, closed on Monday and Tuesday.

The casino is not 24 hours. It offers slot and video games in a 17,000 square foot permanent tent.

Indian Head

The Indian Head Casino is located at 3236 Highway 26 in Warm Springs, Oregon 97761 (541-460-7777). There are two restaurants and each has standard hours of operation for casual dining. The property is not 24 hours.

The casino is over 20,000 square-feet, operated 7am-9pm. There are 500 slot and video games available. In addition, eight blackjack games are in operation noon Monday - Friday and at 10am Saturday & Sunday.

Wildhorse

The Wildhorse Resort and Casino is located at 72777 Highway 331 in Pendleton, Oregon 97801 (800-654-9453). The resort has 100 guest rooms, RV parking, and tipi camping. A video arcade and children's entertainment center are also on property, as well as a 5-theatre Cineplex. Adjacent is a 18-hold championship golf course. Restaurants include a buffet, steak house, and several other options. A new hotel tower is under construction.

The casino has daily bingo, Keno, and 1,400 slot and video games. $3 max-rake live poker and tournaments are on hand, as well as roulette, craps, and blackjack.

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