Reinvented Lucky Dog Casino Opens. Brings New Jobs to Area.

July 15, 2010

Reinvented Lucky Dog Casino Opens.  Brings New Jobs to area.

After months of preparation, Lucky Dog Casino, located on Hwy 101 just north of Shelton, is open again.  Immediately following the closing of the casino in September 2009, the Skokomish Tribal Council worked diligently to establish a new direction in order to reinvent the casino.

The Tribal Council and new General Manager David Owens utilized a customer centric approach to formulate a strategic plan to create a new, exciting, convenient and entertaining atmosphere at Lucky Dog Casino that re-opens Thursday, July 15.

A few of the key updates include, a redesigned interior, an updated casino floor, a Players Club card loyalty program, a new dining concept and enhanced technology.

The freshly painted and redesigned interior highlights a casino floor completely updated with 125 all new gaming machines, including such titles as Wolf Run, Sirens, Quick Hits and Hot Shots.  An exclusive Players Club card is available to customers so they may earn cash rewards, receive special event invitations and participate in casino promotions.

The Northfork Bar & Grill features casual quick serve dining, flat screen TVs with an incredible selection of sporting events, and new décor.  Appetizers range from Buffalo Chicken Wings to Shrimp while the Burger Bar is a feature.  Entrees include a New York Strip, Fettuccini Alfredo, and Salmon.

The technology at Lucky Dog Casino provides a streamlined experience to make it easy for customers.  The new machines will accept cash and tickets from other machines and when a customer is ready to leave, with self-redemption units also available to cash out tickets.

In an effort to stimulate local businesses throughout the reinvention and renovation process Lucky Dog Casino created over twenty-five jobs for local contractors in landscaping, painting, construction and other operational areas.

Evidence of the current economic environment presented itself at the casino’s Job Fair held in June that generated nearly 400 applicants for 60 new jobs that are necessary to operate the Lucky Dog Casino. General Manager David Owens stated, “We were delighted to be hiring in this economy. Our staff is wonderful and is composed of 60 unique personalities emblematic of the region.”

Jonathan Schmitt