Spirit Mountain Casino In Oregon Introduces Electronic Table Games

Written By Adam Hensley on October 7, 2022
Spirit Mountain Oregon casino installs new electronic table machines

The next time you visit the Spirit Mountain Casino in Grand Ronde, Oregon, you might notice a few new games.

In late September, Interblock – a gaming company – installed an Electronic Table Games Pit. The addition features three new games. Spirit Mountain Casino slot manager Mike Colton commented:

“We are excited to have this product on our floor. Not only is this an opportunity for guests to continue playing when our pit closes for the night, but it also gives players who are not as familiar with table games a chance to learn without live game pressures.”

Interblock hopes to transport Oregon gamblers to “the casino floor of the future” with its additions of roulette, blackjack, and craps.

What games did Interblock install at the Spirit Mountain Casino?

MiniStar Golden Ball Roulette gives casino goers “a new spin on a fan-favorite.” The main draw is the extra golden ball, which the company says will appear several times an hour. It’s an exclusive side bet that can boost a player’s winnings up to 350 times if won.

For those interested in playing cards, Universal Cabinet Video Blackjack simulates the traditional blackjack experience. Players can start the game at their own pace, rather than playing with others. The game features realistic card dealing to help drive the excitement of a traditional live blackjack game.

Interblock also installed Universal Cabinet Craps — arguably the company’s most player-sensitive game in the casino. Users can control how high the dice jump by how hard they press the mechanical button on the machine.

“We are delighted to partner with the Spirit Mountain Casino team and replace one of their Live Pits with our Electronic Table Games Pit,” Interblock Western Region Director of Sales Gregg Levine said in a statement.

What to know about Spirit Mountain Casino

Spirit Mountain Casino resides at 27100 SW Salmon River Hwy in Grand Ronde, just about an hour south of Portland. The casino is open 24 hours, seven days a week.

According to its website, Spirit Mountain Casino is a “premier destination for anyone looking to get away from it all.” The location features plenty of games in its 90,000-square-foot gaming space, hotel accommodations, food, and entertainment.

Check out Spirit Mountain’s calendar for a full list of upcoming events, like the Little River Band concert on Dec. 1. The casino offers the Coyote Club, which gives exclusive benefits like complimentary concert tickets, free food, and lodging, as well as other discounts.

The Spirit Mountain Casino has been in business for more than 25 years, opening in 1995. The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde owns the casino. The CTGR consists of 27 individual Native American tribes with ties to the Oregon area.

Oregon gambling revenue goes toward non-profits

The CTRGR wanted to give back to the community, so in 1997, it formed the Spirit Mountain Community Fund. This fund allocated 6% of all casino revenue to non-profit organizations across western Oregon.

As of October, the fund awarded more than $87 million in grants so far this year. Funding goes toward issues such as education, health care, arts and culture, historical preservation, and more.

30 years of luxury gaming with Interblock

For the last 30 years, Interblock created luxury gaming. The company focuses on automated games featuring dealer assist and video. Interblock is recognized in more than 234 jurisdictions across the world, according to its website.

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Adam Hensley is a journalist from Des Moines, Iowa, who currently works for the USA Today Network. His byline has appeared in the Associated Press, Sports Illustrated and sites within the USA Today Network. Hensley graduated from the University of Iowa in 2019 and spent his college career working for the Daily Iowan’s sports department, both as an editor and reporter.

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