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“Together, we proudly create a fun, exciting, and winning experience for everyone.”

Centrally situated between Boise, Idaho, Spokane, Washington, and Portland, Oregon, Wildhorse Resort & Casino is a premier destination for family getaways, business meetings and large conventions. The Resort features a 24-hour casino, hotel, RV Park, nine restaurants, 5-screen Cineplex, 18-hole championship golf course, travel plaza and tribal museum. Now open – Wildhorse Family Funplex – featuring a 24-lane bowling alley, food court and arcade!  There is no destination experience like it in the Pacific Northwest. Wildhorse is located just off I-84 at exit 216, four miles east of Pendleton, Oregon. Wildhorse is owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian reservation

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) is a union of three tribes: Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla. In 1855 the three tribes signed a treaty with the U.S. government, in which it ceded over 6.4 million acres to the United States.

In the treaty, the tribes reserved rights to fish, hunt, and gather foods and medicines within the ceded lands, which today is northeastern Oregon and southeastern Washington. Tribal members still exercise and protect those rights today.

CTUIR is governed by a Constitution and by-laws adopted in 1949.  The Governing body is the nine-member Board of Trustees, elected every two years by the General Council.

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Wildhorse Resort & Casino

The CTUIR is a modern Tribal government representing the Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla people, who have lived in this region for thousands of years. Traditional games of skill and games of chance have always been part of their tribal culture. 

In 1988 the U.S. Congress passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, which provided a basis for Indian Tribes in the US to enter into modern forms of gaming for the purpose of supplementing revenue for Tribal nations. In March, 1995 the CTUIR opened the Wildhorse Casino for this purpose.

Our Beginning!

Where there once was a wheat field 25 years ago, now sits the sprawling Wildhorse Resort & Casino, a beacon of lights welcoming visitors from near and far.  Four miles east of Pendleton, Oregon, the resort, owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) is the leading entertainment destination in the region.

Hospitality is woven into the Tribes history and plays an important role at the Casino Resort and with the employees who work here.  Together, over the years we continue to celebrate our journey, our growth and the wonderful guests and communities we have been honored to host.

Historic Photo of Wildhorse Resort and Casino expansion
The Beginning
1995: Opened for business with Modular buildings, 100 slot machines and 78 employees. In 1996, we opened a 100-room Hotel. 1997: Opened our RV Park and the Wildhorse Golf Course.
New Enterprises
1999: Arrowhead Travel Plaza was purchased by CTUIR, with the current remodeled facility being opened in 2009.  Mission Market had been a community market for many years before CTUIR rebuilt the new facility in 2003.
Historic Photo of construction at Wildhorse Resort and Casino entrance
More Entertainment
2000-2004: Completed a remodel of the Casino Floor, added new office space and employee areas for growing Wildhorse staff, added Rivers Event Center, the I-84 freeway sign and opened the Children's Entertainment Center.
Historic photo of Wildhorse Casino in Pendleton Oregon
Fine Dining
2005-2009: Another large expansion converts the restaurant to Traditions Dining, added the Plateau Fine Dining, Wildhorse Sports Bar and the Wild Roast Coffee Bar. More gaming too!
2010 groundbreaking expansion
Going Higher
2010-2014: Wildhorse builds 200-room tower hotel, five-theater Cineplex and adds gaming floor space. Wildhorse now has 800 employees, 1200 slots, 14 Table Games, 4 Poker Tables, 200 Bingo Seats, 301 Hotel rooms,100 RV spaces and a Golf Course.
Hamley Steakhouse
Next Chapter
The iconic Hamley Western Store, Hamley Steakhouse & Saloon and the Pendleton Country Club are now proudly-owned by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla and operated by Wildhorse; reconnecting history and helping the story continue.
Wildhorse Resort & Casino Expansion
Destination Resort
By the end of 2020, the expanded Wildhorse Resort & Casino Family Entertainment Center will open - bringing to the local area and resort guests a 24-lane bowling center, arcade and new food court.
2020 & Beyond