Emerald Queen by Any Other Name

Developer John Yonich is working with several Native American Gambling organizations which intend to lease the riverboat from him, the gambling would then abide by the Native American Gambling laws of Washington State.

The Emerald Queen Casino opened on the riverboat berthed on Off-Reservation trust-land in the Port of Tacoma in 1997, and closed in 2004 to expand it's operations to the Fife location which includes a casino and a 140 room hotel.