Excitement is in the air at the Swinomish Casino & Lodge, a long-time Anacortes favorite destination.  Preparations are currently underway for the casino renovation and expansion, which will provide an even bigger and better experience for Swinomish guests.  The first phase of construction renovations on the Swinomish expansion, tentatively scheduled for early October, will begin as soon as the bulldozers arrive.

The Swinomish Bingo Hall, which has been a mainstay on the property for decades, will be the site of the first phase of this major renovation and expansion. Bingo will officially close its doors to allow for new amenities and resources for the ever-growing Swinomish Team Members.  Swinomish is one of the largest employers in Anacortes and as the business continues to grow, the number of team members will continue to reflect that upward growth. 

Swinomish Casino Co-General Manager Jay Ellenberger is reflective and excited about the new expansion project.  He emphasized, “We couldn’t be more excited to announce the upcoming changes and additions to our Swinomish Casino & Lodge. Though Bingo has been an integral part of Swinomish history—we got our start as Swinomish Tribal Indian Bingo, opening our doors in 1985 and building countless fond memories and experiences, we are thrilled to begin our next chapter, one that our Team Members and guests will help us to write.”

Following the Bingo project, amenities on the gaming floor will begin with the addition of approximately 18,000 more sq. ft. on the casino floor, including a new cage, player’s club and more slot machines. Dining options will be next, featuring the development of new and flavorsome options, designed to satisfy every taste, twenty-four hours a day. 

Brock Hochsprung, casino co-general manager, emphasized “Ensuring that our guests are comfortable and remain uninterrupted during our renovation is our top priority. Every effort will be made to make this enhancement as seamless as possible as we work together to enhance their Swinomish experience.”

The completion of all construction is scheduled for late 2017.