Just down the beach from the beach house we are staying in is the Quinault Casino. Getting there by road involves a 2 mile winding trek but it is much closer if you just walk down the beach. We went there for Sunday brunch which, if you ignore the oddly minty-flavored soda was really quite good and reasonably priced at under $17 for adults and $9 for kids.
It is when you walk out of the restaurant that you see the real draw to the resort. The casino is like a mini-Vegas sitting in the center of the building. Lots of binging slot machines and 2 rows of about 10 gaming tables. Certainly nothing on the Las Vegas scale but the rules are the same. When brunch was over, we dropped the kids off at the arcade and Leslie and I set ourselves a 30 minute limit and I went to the blackjack table and sat down. The dealer was one of the fastest dealers I've seen. So fast that Leslie couldn't keep up with what was going on and she headed off to the video poker. When I sit down and win my first hand and get a blackjack on your second one I figure this is going to be a good day. Zippy the dealer kept the cards coming and in general they were pretty good. A couple of good doubling opportunities came and I cashed in on them. After 30 minutes, I was up $75, Leslie was up $38 and we left with more than we came with even after paying for the brunch and video arcade. Fun!
I am really glad there isn't one of these just down the street from my house. :)