Promotions and prizes are just the beginning
n By Dahniel Ferris
re you looking for the excitement, lights, sounds, payouts and prizes that only a casino can provide? Kla-Mo-Ya Casino is located in the heart of the Klamath Basin, within a beautiful drive of many attractions and natural wonders.
The casino opened in 1997 and is owned and operated by the Klamath Tribes, which is comprised of the Klamath, Modoc and Yahooskin Peoples. The name of the casino is a combination of the names of the three groups, and is a great demonstration of the partnership and dedication that each contributes to the health, growth and sustainability of the Klamath Tribes.
Renowned for its friendly staff and clean environment, not to mention the exciting promotions and giveaways, guests travel from near and far to play for a chance to win at Kla-Mo-Ya. The casino is gaining recognition for its many campaigns featuring prizes from local vendors for cars, vacation packages, spa visits, jewelry and much more. Possibly best of all is that the bells, whistles and winning are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.
Amazing gaming, giveaways and cash aren’t all that Kla-Mo-Ya has to offer. The full-service, sit-down restaurant, Peak to Peak, is also open 24 hours per day. The atmosphere offers casual luxury and delicious food.
In addition to the casino and dining, the Klamath Tribes made a great decision when they decided to build the Crater Lake Junction Travel Center on casino property. The Travel Center is also open 24 hours and has become a regular stop for players and travelers alike. The center boasts competitive fuel prices, free WiFi, a convenience store, and casual dining with a comfortable lounge and flat-screen TVs.
While the Klamath Tribes are serious about achieving and sustaining economic self-sufficiency, they are also dedicated to giving back to the community. Kla-Mo-Ya participates in dozens of non-profit functions every year, and has made concerted efforts in the areas of youth and education to step-in where budgets and funding have fallen.
In January of this year, Kla-Mo-Ya was honored with a Barona/V-CAT Contender Award for Excellence in Indian Gaming Marketing from Raving Indian Gaming. This national award requires measurable results in areas such as community contributions, employee teamwork and treatment, originality and design of marketing planning and promotions, and application of marketing across the casino property.
“It was truly an honor to be awarded amongst the elite of tribal gaming,” stated Anita Johnson, Marketing Manager for Kla-Mo-Ya. “The experience is both humbling and inspiring. There is so much that can still be done in our area, the potential is huge. Our team has worked very hard to create a strong base to build on and we are excited about the future.”
Visitors to the casino can feel the pride of the employees, as well as their desire to provide a wonderful experience.
Kla-Mo-Ya currently boasts 350 slot machines, blackjack tables and a gift shop. There is even shuttle service for folks who don’t want to drive. The shuttles are primarily from Klamath Falls, however, regional trips are offered on a monthly basis to and from Beatty, Tulelake, Medford, Dorris, and LaPine. A Central Oregon Loop servicing Bend, Redmond, LaPine and Gilchrist runs twice per month.
For more information on current promotions, dining and the shuttle schedule, visit: www.KlaMoYaCasino.com.