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The 12 Tribes Colville Casinos include 12 Tribes Resort Casino in Omak, Mill Bay Casino and the Deep Water Amphitheater in Manson, and Coulee Dam Casino in Coulee Dam. All three Washington State casinos are owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. As casino operators, we believe in striving for respect, integrity and excellence in everything we do. While each destination is unique in its offerings, all three casinos in Washington share a common commitment to delivering outstanding guest experiences, unique gaming opportunities, unparalleled customer service and individual player recognition.
The Omak Stampede, which operates the Suicide Race, has been hosted at a local rodeo facility, the Stampede Arena—renovated in 2009--since 1933. The Omak Stampede occurs annually on the second weekend of August. During the event, the city has an estimated population of approximately 30,000 people. As part of the Suicide Race, horses and riders run down Suicide Hill—a 62-degree slope that runs for 225 feet (69 m) to the Okanogan River. Horses must pass a veterinarian examination to ensure they are physically healthy, and a swim test to ensure they can cross the river, to demonstrate their ability to run the race and navigate the river.
Directions from Seattle
Take I-90 E, US-97 N and US-2 E/U.S. Rte 2 E to US-97 N in Okanogan County
Directions from Spokane
Follow US-2 W/U.S. Rte 2 W, WA-174 W and WA-155 N to US-97 S/WA-20 W in Okanogan County
Directions from Wenatchee
Get on US-2 E/US-97 N/U.S. Rte 2 E in Sunnyslope from S Mission St and WA-285 N/N Wenatchee Ave
Drive to US-97 N in Okanogan County