Chinook Winds Casino Resort celebrates 24 years

Chinook Winds Casino Resort will celebrate 24 years in business with its annual fireworks display on Saturday, June 22, beginning around 10 a.m. (Courtesy photo)

Chinook Winds Casino Resort, owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon, celebrates 24 years in business in 2019. The fun-filled anniversary, June 17-23, includes fireworks, free live music at Chinook’s Seafood Grill, anniversary cake and two nights live with country music star Clay Walker.

The massive fireworks display is back for Saturday night, June 22, starting at approximately 10 p.m. The fireworks tradition is one guests from all over the state of Oregon have enjoyed for more than 17 years.

This year, Chinook Winds partnered with the Lincoln County School District and Explore Lincoln City to distribute 24 glass floats anniversary weekend that were created by Lincoln County students through a program called Hope Floats.

“When we were approached as a possible sponsor for purchasing some of these floats, we jumped at the chance,” said Heather Hatton, public relations manager for Chinook Winds. “After purchasing 30 floats, we knew our anniversary was the best use for them. We contacted Explore Lincoln City to have their Float Fairies use the Hope Floats for our annual special glass float drop, and they agreed to distribute them for us”,

Starting June 17, guests who are members of the Winners Circle (free to join) have multiple opportunities to earn entries every half hour between noon and 7:30 p.m. Top of the hour winners receive 24,000 Winners Circle points, and bottom of the hour winners take a turn in the Cash Cube where they are guaranteed at least $124. Complete rules are available at the Winners Circle or online at www.chinookwindscasino.com.

Certain artists just seem to have an innate sense of what it takes to please an audience. Clay Walker is one of those artists. Whether on stage or in the recording studio, he never gives less than 100 percent, and it’s that kind of dedicated work ethic, combined with God-given talent, that has made him one of the most successful country acts of the past decade. Walker takes the Chinook Winds stage on Thursday and Friday night, June 20 and 21, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $40-$55 and can be purchased by calling the Chinook Winds Box office at 1-888-244-6665 or online www.chinookwindscasino.com.

At Chinook’s Seafood Grill, enjoy the sounds of country music with Briana Renea on June 22 and 23, from 8 p.m. to midnight.

 

History of Chinook Winds Casino Resort

In May of 1995, after intense planning and three years of negotiation at the local, state and federal level, the Siletz Tribe opened a 10,000-square-foot temporary facility known affectionately as “The Tent.” With only 250 slots, 12 card tables and a small deli, the tent opened under the name “Chinook Winds Gaming Center.” Just over one year later, the grand opening of Chinook Winds Casino Resort took place on June 28, 1996.

In 2004, the Siletz Tribe purchased the oceanfront hotel adjacent to the casino. In 2005 the resort was expanded further with the addition of a nearby 79-acre golf course, Chinook Winds Golf Resort. For those who bring their lodging with them, Logan Road RV Park was constructed and is owned by the Siletz Tribe.

Chinook Winds hosts many charitable events, sponsors numerous community activities, and makes not only monetary contributions to various nonprofit organizations, but provides assistance through in-kind services, technical support and team member volunteers throughout the community.

The Siletz Tribe is proud of its contributions through employment, monetary donations and cooperative measures to the Siletz community, Lincoln County and the state of Oregon. The tribe has honored its tradition of sharing within the community by distributing more than $12 million through the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund and other tribal resources. Chinook Winds has donated more than $3 million in cash and fundraising items since it opened in 1995.

For more information, visit www.chinookwindscasino.com or call 1-888-CHINOOK (244-6665) or 541-996-5825.

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