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7 Casinos for Gambling and Entertainment in Arizona

Most casino players don’t think of Arizona when they think of gambling. Arizona is one of the additional prohibitive states in the country when it comes to betting. Arizona law bans all gambling, with exclusions for things like horse racing, the lottery, and reservation casinos.  All of 23 casinos in Arizona are operated by tribal organizations. Here are 7 casinos in Arizona that make great destinations for casino gambling and entertainment.

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Casino Arizona

Casino Arizona is a 20 acres resort that is located on the Salt-River Pima Maricopa Indian Reservation in Scottsdale, Arizona. This 100,000 square foot casino was launched in 1998 as a temporary structure.

The casino comes with 5 dining options. Eagles Buffet at Casino Arizona serves international cooking buffet-style. Cholla Steakhouse & Lounge is fine dining regional cuisine

Casino del Sol & Casino of the Sun

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe is recognized tribe of Yaqui Native Americans in southern Arizona. The tribe operates the Casino of the Sun and Casino del Sol. Casino of the Sun was launched in 1982 as the Bingo Club and Casino del Sol opened as a resort destination in 2011.

Casino del Sol comes with 8 restaurants and multiple Forbes Four-Star and Wine Spectator winner PY Steakhouse.

Desert Diamond Casinos

The Tohono Oʼodham Nation operates the Desert Diamond Casino line. The Tohono Oʼodham registration and properties in the second largest Native American landholding in the US.

The 3 locations include Sahuarita, Tucson, and West Valley. Tuscon is the biggest of the two open locations. West Valley is a 75,000 square foot $400 million complex expected to open in late 2019.

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino is based in Maricopa, 39 miles south of Phoenix, Arizona. It is owned and maintained by the Ak-Chin Indian Community and also operated by Caesars Entertainment Corporation. It opened its doors in December 1994 and has the only World Series of Poker room in Arizona.

Paradise Casino

The Paradise Casino is based in Yuma, Arizona. The property is owned by the Quechan Indian Tribe, who live on the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation. The reservation distances two states and breaks on the lower Colorado River just north of the Mexican border. Yuma County and Yuma, Arizona both get their name from the tribe.

The Paradise has 1 bar and 2 restaurants. The Cove features family-style cooking with American favourites at a great value. The Reef has a small menu with some of The Cove’s popular dishes.

The casino boosts of over 500 new and classic real money slots. The bingo hall buy-ins are as low as $5 and high as $70. There are no table games; this means no blackjack, no poker, roulette, or even craps.

Talking Stick Resort

The Talking Stick Resort is an extravagance hotel and casino based on the Salt-River Pima Maricopa Indian Reservation. The 15-story resort that is near Scottsdale, Arizona is owned and operated by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Launched in April of 2010, the 55.6 acres property consist of 496 guest rooms, 15 luxury suites, and also 30 executive king suites.

Although discontinued, the Talking Stick Resort was the first gambling facility to produce its own sports show titled, “We’ve Got Your Game.” The show featured sports figures as Mike Tyson, Kyle Petty, Troy Aikman, and Mike Ditka

Gila River Hotels & Casinos

The 3 properties of the Gila River Casinos are operated and owned by the Gila River Indian Community.

The entertainment complex in Chandler is 15 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and is based in the Gila River Indian Community. Along with two additional casinos the complex houses the Phoenix Premium Outlet shops; more than 90 stores, including Kate Spade New York, Polo Ralph Lauren, Coach, and also Michael Kors.

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