Just so you know what point of view my review comes from, I am not a "high roller" gambler. When I go to a casino, I come in planning to spend $40-60 on a night's entertainment. I buy a pack of smokes (I normally don't even smoke, just kind of an "if you can't beat 'em" scenario when you come to the casino) and just enjoy people watching, pushing buttons, and occasionally getting excited for a stranger. I'm not there trying to win my retirement or anything.
But at this place, I can barely finish one of my special ceremonial gambling cigarettes before I've lost $20 on bets between fifty cents and a dollar. 30 minutes in and I'm down $40, wondering why I came in the first place. I'll then try to slow way down on my final $20 and slowly get drained at another machine doing quarter bets.
All said and done, it will cost you about $60 to sit at the slots for an hour casually betting fifty cents at a time. At least in the 10 or so times I've been here, always the same. Everyone that has ever come here with me has identical luck. No one I've ever known has come out of here with more money than they walked in with on the slots. I understand how math works, I don't expect to win AT ALL. I'd just like to buy a couple hours of free iced tea before getting wrung dry. Not many of the WA casinos are loose, but Red Wind has been by far the worst I have experienced. I only ever end up there because it's close to town, when I should just head the opposite direction to Little Creek. It's a bit further away, but I get to spend about twice as long enjoying my vices.
I took a refreshing 6 week vacation form the Red Wind Casino, but thought I would try dropping in to see if things had changed.
Not a bit! Plan on losing 80.00 or more an hour every time you drop in to this financial whirlpool. Really, I know what you are thinking when you make plans to visit. Something like 'they screw everyone, but not me this time." And if your goal is to run out the door as soon as you make a tiny bit more than you came in with, that might be a possibility. I'd give you 1 in 6 odds of walking out a "winner" from the slots if you stay more than a couple of hours. The machines just don't play fair, or give back very much of your losses. Is it me, or has our Washington tribal lottery system gotten so greedy that its patrons (and providers) just don't care anymore?
Sure, this is gambling, and the tribes have to support themselves with our money, but the odds are so weighted in these Washington casinos that it destroys the entertainment value for the average player.
I'm done with the Red Wind, but anyone is more than welcome to try and win all of my lost money. It won't take long for it to wind up back in the Wind's pockets.
I had recently visited Red Wind and I play slots only. Just a little advice about one of the 25cent slot machines I had played...I was playing with 3 credits and the machine was taking $3 on a 25cent machine. I decided to play with one credit (which is only 25 cents) and the machine was taking $1. Please watch your money when you push those buttons...they will rip you off and you might not even realize it. This is my second time to visit that casino and never ever broke even. I will never step foot into that casino again..... ever!
Figured I'd hit Red Wind again to see if they have improved their slots for people who bet max on their slots. No suprise, they haven't. Lost $800 tonite playing their slots. As usual, the more you bet, the less chance of a payout or even getting into a bonus. I guess they think the people who gamble more on their bets don't really care to be entertained or even care about a chance at winning. Save your money if you bet big, because it seems the only ones who get to be entertained are the low betting individuals. Evidently, 10-15 spins at a max bet of $4.50 without any payouts is a completely acceptable practice at Red Wind.
Smoke is thick, even after spending $$$$$$$ so much that I get $500 a month in "rewards" but have yet to ever win a jackpot and after spending over $1400 the "windfall" bonus I received?$30. Dance floor is smaller than my kitchen, after a drunk in the bar hassled by girlfriend, followed us around the casino, had his friend call us names, and shoved the 78 year old man that was with us, WE were asked to leave. Because I forced security to do something about it.
I'm not going to spend thousands of dollars every month at a Casino, never win, not be able to eat the gross food they serve, and get treated like I'm causing a problem because being called names and dealing with aggressive punks (drunk kid shoved a 78 year old man) and I complained, makes me an unreasonable "woman" and a problem for their ineffective and rude security, then I guess I'm just not the customer they want.
Never going back. As a woman, I don't expect to be called names because I don't want to drink and sit with a drunk I don't know and have the security manager treat me like I'm a jerk, not for me. I'm not watching some jerk shove an old man and call people names, didn't realize Red Wind was Indian for Ghetto.