The Tohono O’odham Nation is just months away from opening the largest casino in Arizona. The expanded Desert Diamond Casino West Valley has Feb. 19 penciled in as Grand Opening date. Located in Glendale, the casino has plans to hire 1,300 workers leading up to that date.
In 2020 There Will Be 1,300 More Casino Jobs In Arizona
TOGE is the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise. They first announced plans for the casino in January of 2009. An interim casino opened at the site in December of 2015. The plans for the expanded Desert Diamond West Valley took shape the following year. TOGE broke ground on the $400-millon expansion in December of 2017. This full-scale design should be something to see.
The 75,000-square-foot gaming floor will be the largest in the state. It will house a large selection of the newest slots. There will be a 36-table poker room and 48 tables alone for Blackjack. Another feature is a 400-seat hall for live bingo. The job needs vary from casino workers to food and beverage positions. There will also be job needs for environmental services and security.
The current casino in Arizona facility has 700 workers. It has continued to operate during the entire construction process.
The new casino in Arizona will offer five dining venues that include a:
- High-end steak and seafood restaurant
- Dining venue for Italian food
- Sports bar
- 24-hour café and food court
VIP members will have access to their own lounge and gaming area. One of the most anticipated features will be the two-story Rock Bar. This will overlook the expansive casino floor.
Rudy Trieto is the CEO of Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment. At a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 19 for the new team-member dining room he stated, “This is the place that will raise the bar in the Arizona casino industry.”
At that event, members of the news media toured the 75,000-square-foot casino floor. This area is in the final stages of construction. Don Ayers is the facility’s manage.
He pointed out a state-of-the-art air handling system to remove smoke from the casino floor.
As part of the promotional package to attract new employees, TOGE painted a very attractive place to work. The company will offer competitive salaries and benefits. This includes paid time off and comprehensive medical coverage. TOGE also offers a matching 401K plan for retirement.
The existing casino was built in the Westgate Entertainment District of Glendale. The latest ad on the company site advertises 500 new jobs with the number 1300 crossed out. That means that 800 jobs have already been filled. The current events calendar offers a full slate of promotional opportunities throughout the month of December.
Every Monday in the month has the Jingle Bells Slot Tournament right through Dec. 23. Thursday, Dec. 19 features the Rockin’ Christmas Cash event from 4 to 7 p.m. Sundays feature the Cash Box promotion with $180,000 in cash up for grabs. While November’s total was not yet posted, over $7.1 million was paid out in October alone.
• Source: Desert Diamond Casino West Valley hiring 1,300 prior to Feb. 2020 opening From Yggdrasilcasino.com On December 5, 2019.