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Arizona casinos: Eight places to test your luck around Phoenix

Posted: 6:11 PM, Jun 07, 2016
Updated: 2018-07-03 18:15:05Z

Who's feeling lucky?

Whether you enjoy an evening playing the slots, some high-stakes poker, or are just looking for a quick staycation, the Valley's eight casinos may be what you're looking for.

These casinos offer a lot more than just your standard games, too. There are nightly concerts, pools to beat the heat, and high-class restaurants.

Scroll down to check out eight casinos in the Valley and find one closest to you in the map below.

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Talking Stick Resort

Talking Stick Resort is an AAA Four-Diamond resort located in Scottsdale. Over 800 slot machines and over 50 table games fill the 240,000-square-foot casino. It is also home to the largest poker room in the state. It features three concert venues, The Salt River Grand Ballroom, The Showroom and the pool. Besides the casino, it's a staycation spot with a spa, golf course, pool, and fine-dining restaurant options. Orange Sky tops the resort and provides 360-degree views of the area .

Talking Stick Resort and Casino
9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale AZ 85256
866-877-9897
www.talkingstickresort.com

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Casino Arizona

Casino Arizona has over 900 slot machines and card tables for you to try your hand with Lady Luck. They have high-limit slots, $5 BlackJack, Keno and late-night bingo. The Eagles Buffet has all-you-can-eat crab legs on certain nights, and Cholla Prime Steakhouse offers fine-dining in a casual environment. They have trivia nights and weekly tribute concerts to bands like Metallica, Guns N' Roses, Bonjovi, and Kiss.

Casino Arizona
524 N. 92nd Street, Scottsdale AZ 85256
480-850-7777
www.casinoarizona.com

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Lone Butte Casino

Lone Butte Casino has over 700 slot machines, 23 table games, a high-limit room, and an 800-seat bingo hall. If you're a night owl, you can also check out BAD Bingo, which boasts a DJ, unlimited soda and $2 beer, and a dance party. If you're in the mood for some entertainment or food, they have that too.

Lone Butte Casino
1077 S. Kyrene Road, Chandler AZ 85226
800-946-4452
www.winggilariver.com

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Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino

Wild Horse Pass is located a short drive south of downtown Phoenix next to the Phoenix Premium Outlets. It's a quiet spot along Interstate 10 that offers scenic views of the Gila River Indian Community. The 100,000-square-foot casino has 950 slot machines and 75 table games. Looking to make a night of it? No problem. The hotel can house you and they have eight places to grab breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino
5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler AZ 85226
800-946-4452
www.winggilariver.com

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Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino

Vee Quiva Hotel is located west of Phoenix in the Laveen community. It has 950 slot machines, 36 table games, 16 poker tables, and a 550-seat bingo hall. It has six restaurants and four bars, and a 90-room boutique hotel.

Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino
15091 S. Komatke Lane, Laveen AZ 85339
800-946-4452
www.winggilariver.com

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Fort McDowell Casino

Located northeast of Phoenix near Fountain Hills, sits Fort McDowell Casino. The 150,000-square-foot casino has over 900 slot machines, 55 table and poker games, plus bingo. In June 2018, the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation announced it was building a larger casino nearby. The new casino is slated to open in 2020. 

Fort McDowell Casino
10424 N. Fort McDowell Road, Fort McDowell, AZ 85264
800-THE-FORT
www.fortmcdowellcasino.com

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Desert Diamond Casino West Valley

Desert Diamond is the newest casino to the Valley. It officially opened in December 2015. It is located in Glendale and boasts over 1,000 slot machines. If you're hungry, they do have a food court. In May 2018, the casino received its Class III gaming license, which will allow it to have Vegas-style gaming.

Desert Diamond Casino West Valley
9431 W. Northern Avenue, Glendale AZ 85305
623-877-7777
www.ddcaz.com

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Harrah's Ak-Chin is located outside of Phoenix, but not far away. It's located in Maricopa, a 30-minute drive from Phoenix. Try your luck with over 1,000 slot machines, video poker, poker tournaments, and bingo. Looking for some entertainment? Head over to The Lounge. Try out their five restaurants to beat the appetite or when you need a break from the casino floor.

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Hotel & Casino
15406 Maricopa Road, Maricopa AZ 85139
480-802-5000
https://www.caesars.com/harrahs-ak-chin