PHOENIX — Talking Stick Resort and Casino and Casino Arizona will both remain closed through the month of May because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a spokesperson for the resorts said Friday.
"While we continue to monitor updates from local and state health officials, our focus on the health and safety of our guests and employees has necessitated this decision," a statement said.
Employees at both casinos, which are owned and operated by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, will continue to be paid, according to the statement.
All guests who had reservations booked at Talking Stick Resort (Casino Arizona does not have a hotel) through May 31, 2020, will receive refunds. Reservations made through third-party websites will have to be handled through those websites, the statement said.
They are also working to reschedule upcoming shows, if possible. Updates on which shows have been canceled or postponed will be posted to the casinos' websites.
Talking Stick Resort
Steve Mill Band (May 1): Canceled
Christopher Cross (May 24): Postponed
Asleep at the Wheel (June 12): Postponed
Led Zepagain (May 8-9): Canceled
Mirage (May 22-23): Canceled
Bruno & The Hooligans (May 29-30): Canceled
"We thank you for your patience, and please know our goal is to reopen as soon as it is safe to do so," the statement said. "In the meantime, we wish you and your family continued health and safety and look forward to welcoming you back to our properties for the fun, excitement and superior customer service you have come to expect from Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort."
Updates on other casinos around the Valley:
- Desert Diamond West Valley Casino: Closure extended until May 15, 2020
- Fort McDowell Casino: Closed until further notice
- Gila River Hotels and Casinos (Lone Butte, Vee Quiva, Wild Horse Pass): Closed through the month of April
- Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino: Closed through April 30.