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2020-Wildhorse Wins People’s Choice Award

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June 26, 2020



Mission, OR – Though not located in the Tri-Cities, the close proximity of Wildhorse Resort & Casino to the Pasco, Kennewick and Richland areas in Washington made it a contender, and the eventual winner, of the 2020 People’s Choice Award for Best Casino.

The annual survey of residents of the tri-city area is coordinated by the Tri-City Herald and includes categories for local favorites like Best Burger, Best Annual Community Event, Best Grocery Store, and Best Non-Profit.

With voting starting in February, 2020 was a particularly tough year to impress visitors when Wildhorse, along with most businesses, had to close their doors.

CEO Gary George reflected on the reason for the award. “I think our dedication and attention to our guests and employees during the pandemic was a positive influence on voters,” George said. “I think our guests know how much we care about them and what lengths we’ll go to to keep them safe and happy.”


About Wildhorse Resort & Casino:

Centrally situated between Boise, Spokane and Portland, 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, seven restaurants, a five-screen Cineplex, 18-hole championship golf course, travel plaza (for commercial trucks and private vehicles) and a tribal museum. Expanding in the fall of 2020 with the addition of the all-new Family FunPlex, showcasing a state-of-the-art Bowling Center, Food Court, and Arcade, there is no destination experience like it in the Pacific Northwest. Wildhorse offers over 1200 slots, all your favorite table games, live keno, bingo and live entertainment Thursday-Saturday.  Wildhorse is located just off I-84 at exit 216, four miles east of Pendleton, OR. Wildhorse is owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

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For information, contact Mary Liberty-Traughber at 800-654-9453, extension 1628, or