By Nikki Cleveland
Of all the oceanfront hotels in Oregon, only a select few have casinos on-site, including the large and luxurious Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City. This popular casino resort not only has beachfront lodging, but also several amenities, on-site restaurants, and live entertainment from comedy to music.
Both skill and luck can help you win big at Chinook Winds. They offer gaming and gambling of all varieties, whether you want to hit the slots, play a table game like Blackjack, or try your hand at poker.
Over 1,100 slot machines are lined up on the casino floor with minimum bets from a penny to $100. Bingo is offered every day in a spacious theater by the main entrance with $200 payouts. Love to bet on sports? Wagering is available on nearly every pro sport in their new Sports Wagering Lounge.
Cozy lodging is right next door, within walking distance of the casino. Their beachfront suites are furnished with a king bed or two queen beds and a full ocean view, while the Casino view rooms offer a more affordable option with a single queen bed. Their facilities, including the on-site fitness center, pool, spa, and sauna, are typically available for guests, though temporarily unavailable due to COVID restrictions.
There are plenty of ways to play during your stay aside from the casino. A challenging 18-hole golf course can be found just north of the casino among old-growth woods and natural wetlands. An indoor playground for the little ones is also available, as well as an arcade room with both video games and carnival games.
When it’s time to eat, Chinook Winds Casino Resort has plenty of restaurants to choose from. Peruse the menus at Ace’s Bar & Grill, Chinook’s Seafood Grill, Euchre Creek Deli, and Rogue River Steakhouse, or grab all-you-can-eat at Siletz Bay Buffet. If you just want a drink, Chinook Winds also has a couple of lounges with full bars, as well as Double Down Coffee with espresso drinks, Italian sodas, and smoothies.
Chinook Winds Casino Resort is located just off Highway 101 in Lincoln City, just a couple miles from Devils Lake Recreation Area. Their beautiful oceanfront location also serves as a popular spot for weddings, meetings, and other events.
They are currently open every day with special precautions in place. A mask is required upon entering and some services may not be currently available. You can learn more about Chinook Winds Casino Resort on their website at ChinookWindsCasino.com and stay up-to-date on their Facebook page.