Hot Summer Fun is Back at ilani

All summer sizzle with giveaways, promotions, entertainment and more

RIDGEFIELD, WA. (June 1, 2022) – It’s time to celebrate summer with non-stop thrills as Hot Summer Fun returns to ilani this June. This summer will be one for the record books as ilani ups the ante with over $200,000 in cash and prizes to give away, including a seven-day chartered Caribbean yacht experience. Mix in endless dining and drink specials, cash giveaways, headlining entertainment, plus more, for an unforgettable red-hot summer lineup.

$200,000 Sail the Sea Sweepstakes
Guests have a chance to impress their friends and set sail in style this summer with ilani’s $200,000 Sail the Sea Sweepstakes. All summer long, players have a chance to win a share of over $200,000 in cash and prizes, including the grand prize of a seven-day chartered Caribbean yacht experience. This once-in-a-lifetime prize package includes first-class airfare for two and the option to invite up to eight additional guests to join aboard the luxury yacht.

To participate, ilani guests can access their Momentum account at any slot machine or open a table game rating to activate their entries. Each day they play, guests receive one entry, and an additional entry is awarded for every Status Point earned.

ilani’s first Sail the Sea Sweepstakes grand prize weekend will take place June 25 and 26, offering chances to win a grand prize of $40,000 cash or one of 12 $1,000 promo play prizes. ilani’s social media pages will be updated on June 28 with a list of the winners.

More about ilani’s $200,000 Sail the Sea Sweepstakes is available on its website.

Hot Summer Nights Cash Giveaway
This summer, when the lights turn low, the prizes turn up at ilani. Every Friday in June, guests who play their favorite slots or table games, 5-10 p.m., get a chance to win $1,000 in cash every 20 minutes, beginning at 6 p.m., or the weekly grand prize of $5,000 cash. A free entry to the grand prize drawing is earned by accessing a Momentum account at any slot machine, and additional entries are awarded for every Status Point earned, based on a guest’s tier.

More information about the Hot Summer Nights Giveaway is on ilani’s website.

Free T-Shirt Fridays
Every Friday, ilani is giving away a free “Hot Summer Fun” T-shirt in a different color. Shirts can be picked up at Muze Lounge, 8 a.m.–4 p.m., on June 3, 10, 17 and 24, while supplies last.

More about Free T-Shirt Fridays is available on ilani’s website.

June Entertainment at ilani
ilani is offering something for everyone this June in honor of Hot Summer Fun, and that includes entertainment. The Cowlitz Ballroom stage is heating up with hilarious duo #IMOMSOHARD on Sunday, June 19, 8 p.m. It promises to be a night of side-splitting laughs as they dish on the good, the bad and the funny moments of motherhood. Tickets and more information are on the website.

The entertainment heads outdoors during ilani’s BBQ Fest, June 24–26. The ilani rooftop comes alive with barbecue favorites as some of the nation’s top pitmasters show off their chops in one epic, sauce-filled weekend capped with great drink specials, live entertainment and so much more.

The event will be headlined by world-class celebrity chefs including “Good Eats” star and “Iron Chef” host Alton Brown, “Restaurant: Impossible” host Robert Irvine, five-time James Beard Award-winner and “Bon Appétit” Restaurateur of the Year award-winner Todd English, and BBQ expert and judge on Netflix’s hit show “American BBQ Showdown” Kevin Bludso. These and many more chefs on the celebrity stage will offer mouth-watering cooking demonstrations.

Ticket pricing, a full list of celebrity chefs and event information are available at

Located on the Cowlitz Reservation in Ridgefield, Washington, ilani, developed by the Cowlitz Tribe and Salishan-Mohegan, a partnership that includes Mohegan Sun, one of the world’s foremost gaming and entertainment developers and operators, is the Pacific Northwest’s premier gaming, dining, entertainment, and meeting destination. With nearly 400,000 total square feet, ilani includes more than 100,000 square feet of gaming space with nearly 3,000 slots and 75 gaming tables; 18 different restaurants, bars and retail outlets; and a 2,500-seat meeting and entertainment venue hosting nationally recognized performances. For more information, visit and follow ilani on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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