YAKAMA CARES Yakama Legends Casino and its employees understand the importance of being good citizens to the Community and that this is paramount for good business. We give two percent (2%) of our Class III Table Games Revenue to a Community Impact Fund. Funds are then distributed once a year by a Community Impact Fund
In 1987, the U.S. Supreme Court recognized Tribal rights to conduct gaming when it ruled that states had no authority to regulate gaming on Indian land if such gaming is permitted outside the reservation for any purpose. Congress established the legal basis for this right by passing the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) in 1988.
Long before Juan de Fuca passed through the straits in 1592, there were dozens of Indian tribes who pursued their livelihood by fishing, gathering roots and berries, harvesting shellfish and hunting in the area which was to become Washington State. The Yakama Tribes occupied nearly 17,000 square miles of this area. Their land extended from