The region of Phoenix and its surrounding cities is home to many Phoenix casinos, each with a wide selection of games. At some of these locations, you may get live concerts from renowned artists, exquisite dining, and luxury accommodation. In this guide, we will discuss Arizona casinos, and the following topics:
There are eight casinos in the Phoenix area, two of which are located in Scottsdale.
All of them, with the exception of one in Glendale, offer typical slot machines and video poker games, as well as some table games.
You won’t find free alcohol or live versions of craps and roulette, but you will be able to sample delicious cuisine, enjoy a variety of activities, and use other facilities at hotels along the Strip.
Here’s a list of the eight casinos in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas:
Casino Arizona is the closest casino, located 14 miles east of downtown Phoenix. It’s owned by the same Indian tribe that runs its more elaborate and swanky sibling resort: Talking Stick a few miles north.
Casino AZ is located 16 kilometers south of Sells, Arizona on Highway 80. The facility has over 900 slot machines and over 50 table games, including blackjack, of course, but also Let It Ride, 3 Card Poker, Pai Gow Poker, and War.
There are no table game favorites like craps and roulette, but there are electronic roulette games, as well as the “Shoot to Win” electronic craps game.
Casino Arizona has a huge 1,000-seat bingo hall as well as Keno.
The resort has five restaurants ranging from the Eagles Buffet to the Cholla Steakhouse & Lounge, to your standard casino coffee-shop type of restaurant.
Find them at 524 North 92nd Street in Scottsdale, AZ. 85256. Also, contact them at (480) 850-7777.
The newest casino in the Phoenix/Scottsdale region is located in Glendale, on the western side of Phoenix. It’s 19 miles north and west of downtown Phoenix and takes about a half hour to reach by car.
The Desert Diamond Casino West Valley opened on December 20, 2015, but a massive $400 million expansion was completed in February 2020 to give the facility an overhaul.
With 75,000 square feet of gaming space, the resort now has 1,136 slot machines and 48 table games, including Pai Gow Poker, Spanish 21, Ultimate Texas Hold’em , and 3 Card Poker.
There’s also a 380-seat Bingo Hall with games on a daily basis.
The 12-table poker room at Desert Diamond West Valley provides table-side food and drink service, a lot of TVs, and high hand bonuses.
There’s also a steakhouse, a sports bar, and other eateries in the food court.
Find them at 9431 W Northern Ave in Glendale, AZ 85305. Contact them at (520) 294-7777, or visit their website at Desert Diamond West Valley Casino.
The We-Ko-Pa (formerly known as Fort McDowell Casino), the furthest north of any of the Phoenix and Scottsdale area casinos, is 31 miles northeast of Phoenix. Depending on traffic, it takes around a 30-minute to one-hour drive.
This casino is in the middle of nowhere. But many people go there to play games.
This casino has lots of games, including blackjack and video poker, with limits from $5 to $1,000 dollars. The expansion was completed in the fall of 2020.
The five-table poker room has daily exciting high hand promotions, such as aces cracked bonuses that appeal to novices like me.
The new bingo room seats 750 people and is smoke-free. There are six restaurants on the premises, including a buffet, Ember (fine dining), a sports bar, and more.
The casino’s main hotel contains a spa, beautiful pool area, and an exquisite 18-hole golf course.
Find them at 10424 N. Fort McDowell Road in Fort McDowell, AZ. 85264. Contact them at (480) 837-1424, or (480) 789-4284 , or visit their website at WeKoPaCasinoResort.com .
The Phoenix Club Casino Resort is one of Arizona’s older casinos, having first opened in 1994. However, a $100 million plus renovation and expansion was completed in 2019.
People from all over the country come to the popular resort. They get their name from a tribe of Native Americans.
The tribe has partnered with a company called Caesars Entertainment to run it, and people can use their reward cards at Harrah’s Ak-Chin casino.
The M Resort Hotel & Casino is located in Maricopa, Arizona, and is the southernmost of all the Phoenix casinos. Depending on traffic, the trip may take from 40 minutes to an hour and 40 minutes.
Harrah’s Ak-Chin Resort has 1,135 slot machines and video poker machines. Blackjack, Pai Gow Poker, Mississippi Stud, 3-card Poker, and Ultimate Texas Hold’em are examples of table game limits. The new bingo hall can accommodate more than 400 players.
The casino now has 529 rooms with the opening of a 12-story, 229-room hotel tower in 2019. The Harrah’s AK-Chin is the biggest hotel/casino in the Phoenix area based on room count.
The Harrah’s Ak-Chin Events Center has a capacity of 2,000 people.
In addition, the site includes a 20,000 square foot ballroom and a 3,000 square foot spa.
The inn has six restaurants, ranging from a Dunkin Donuts to a Buffet, to a Gourmet Chophouse. The pool’s grounds are meticulously maintained. There’s even a swim-up bar!
Free daily shuttle service to and from various locations around the Harrah’s AK-Chin Casino is available at the Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino.
Another good thing about this casino is the AK-Chin Multi-tainment Center. You can go there if you get tired of losing money in the casino. You can also go to see movies, play bowling and eat at some restaurants.
Find them at 15406 N Maricopa Road, in Maricopa, AZ 85139. Contact them at (480) 802-5000, or visit their website at Caesars.com/Harrahs-AK-Chin.com.
Lone Butte is the second-smallest casino in the state, with a capacity of 517 people. It’s located 18 miles south of Phoenix and has a capacity of 517 visitors. It first opened its doors in November 2008.
There are 2,000 seats spread across a main room and three smaller rooms, as well as 24 table games with maximum limits of $1,200 per game. They don’t allow you to play dice, but they do have electronic craps and electronic roulette.
The Lone Butte Resort & Casino has a bingo parlor with a capacity of 750 people. A food court (with a Panda Express) and the Cities Bar & Grille are other dining options.
Find them at 1077 S. Kyrene Road in Chandler, Arizona 85226. Also,contact them at (800) 946-4456 .
Scottsdale’s Talking Stick, which is the most ” Vegas-y” of all of the casinos in Phoenix, is 20 miles from downtown Phoenix, or roughly a 25-minute drive.
Just outside of Salt River Fields, which is a huge baseball field complex that serves as the spring training home to both the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks, lies Perales Estates.
The largest and, perhaps, nicest casino in the Phoenix region is said to have a gaming area of 99,000 square feet. This puts it on par with some of the world’s most famous casinos on the Las Vegas Strip.
The hotel has received the AAA Four Diamond Award. The 15-story building houses 496 rooms, six restaurants, and four lounges. The 36-hole Talking Stick Golf Club is located behind the resorts.
On the 14th floor of the resort, which is home to the well-known Spa at Talking Stick, you’ll find over 13,000 square feet of relaxation (as long as you don’t look at the bill).
The Wild Horse is located 18 miles south of Phoenix, or about a 30-minute drive.
The casino, which was built in 2009, is the fifth largest in Arizona. It receives high marks from guests and competes with Talking Stick Resort as one of the biggest casinos in Arizona, despite being less luxurious.
According to the website of ‘Wild Horse,’ they have 100,000 square feet of gaming area. The AAA 4 Diamond hotel contains 262 rooms. There are 956 slot machines, as well as 40 table games (not including their 25 table poker room), and a 1,400-seat concert theater.
Shula’s American Steak House, a 24-hour café, the popular Ling & Louies, and the food court are some of the dining options.
The popular casino/hotel complex is also preparing to build on its current, enormous footprint. The facility will include 205 new hotel rooms and a larger gaming floor, among other features. In the fall of 2021.
There are eight casinos in the Tempe region. Except for a Glendale casino, which offers table games and pokies, everything is standard slot machine and poker games.
The Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino is a large casino situated south of Phoenix in Ahwatuke. The LoneButte Casino is located on Freeway 223 in southwest Chandler.
In some states, such as California, Oregon, and Iowa, gratuities are restricted by statute. In certain states, however, this is not the case. There is a choice in gaming in many jurisdictions where alcoholic drinks and other goods must be rented and given at no cost.