History of the Tamarack

The original Tamarack was just a little log cabin with a bar and a grill. The property that it was on was 13 acres and was right across the street from the V&T railroad that is now S. Virginia St. The partners of Tamarack Crossing bought the property in December of 1999 in order to build a large casino. Then the planning stages began and it wasn’t until February 2001 that construction was started. The grand opening was on September 4, 2001. The partners decided to name it the Tamarack Junction after the log cabin it got its land from and gave it a railway theme after the V&T railroad that crossed the same path that our customers use to come to the Tamarack. It opened with only 180 slots, one restaurant, and a bar.

After about 2 years, they decided that expansion was necessary and they began planning Phase 2. Construction was started in February 2004 and the casino was finished in September of the same year. Shortly afterwards, in January, Phase 2 was entirely finished and are now over 480 slots, the Dining Car restaurant, Whistle Stop Deli and Sully’s Sportsbar and Grill. We continue to strive for excellent customer service, delicious cuisine, and a friendly winning atmosphere, just as we have since our foundation.


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