While the folks at the Tulalip Resort Casino pride themselves in getting the big-name slot machines for its 200,000 square-foot gaming floor before anyone else in Washington State, the real draw for quite a few players is certainly the calendar of slot and poker tournaments.
The “Hot Seat” tournaments are for slot players through December 2011. In five tournaments a day three times a week, $3,000 in prizes is given away. Players who are on an active slot machine when their name is drawn 15 to 20 minutes before the tournament can participate.
Beyond the 1,500 or so slot games at the Tulalip Resort Casino are over 50 table games including casino classics including blackjack, Spanish 21, three-card poker, four-card poker, Ultimate Texas Hold ‘em, Let It Ride, Pai Gow, baccarat, roulette, craps and something called “Hi Tie Blackjack.”
The spacious poker room also offers lots of gaming, with $1- to $500-limit and no-limit games in Texas Hold ‘em, 7-card stud, high/low, Omaha and “Krazy Pineapple.” Tournaments run seven days a week.