Ilani Chosen as Name for Cowlitz Tribal Casino
June 20, 2016
The name for the new Cowlitz Tribe casino is Ilani. The word means sing. It was
chosen to symbolize the perseverance that the tribe has undergone for 160 years
to receive federal recognition and own tribal land.
The logo will use the colors of navy blue, gold, and white. The colors represent
salmon, rivers, and a canoe.
In addition to the casino there will also be non-gaming options for
entertainment. There will be 15 restaurants, retail shops, and a event space
that can host 2,500 people. A pub that will offer craft beers and a sports bar
are also planned.
A job fair will be held later this year for the 1,000 new jobs that will need to
The casino project will cost $510 million.
Ilani is scheduled to open spring of 2017
Return to Washington Casinos.