DESERT DIAMOND WEST VALLEY RESORT & CASINO
Northern Avenue between 91st Avenue and 95th Avenue
OFFICIAL GROUND-BREAKING WAS CELEBRATED AUGUST 28, 2014
Construction will be completed in early 2016.
The initial construction phase will be completed in the 2nd half of 2015 and include 1,000 slots, 2 restaurants, a bar, and 1,100 parking spaces. The complete facility will be finished by early 2016.
The West Valley Resort & Casino will be a 1.2 million square-foot casino resort near the sports and entertainment district of western Maricopa County. The facility will include a casino, a spa hotel, a 3-acre atrium, event center, restaurants and bars, retail space, and a convention center. See the full list of features below.
The Tohono O’odham Nation had thousands of acres of their land in the San Lucy District ruined by continuous flooding caused by federal construction of the Painted Rock Dam. To compensate the Nation the U.S. Congress passed the Gila Bend Indian Reservation Lands Replacement Act (Public Law 99-503). The law authorizes the Nation to buy unincorporated lands in Pima, Pinal, or Maricopa counties as replacement reservation lands. It also directs the U.S. Interior Department to transfer the replacement land into federal trust.
In 2003 the Nation purchased 135 acres of unincorporated land near Glendale, Arizona, as replacement land for the purpose economic and community development. The Nation has asked the Secretary of the Interior to take into trust allowing them to build a casino per the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA). Lawsuits have challenged the qualifications of these 135 acres as replacement land.
|Dining Venues (8)|
|- 5 restaurants|
|- Food Court|
|- Buffet||400 seats||21,250 sq-ft|
|- Coffee Shop||150 seats||6,590 sq-ft|
|- Sports Bar||90 seats||5,600 sq-ft|
|- VIP Lounge||2,100 sq-ft|
|- Casino Feature Bar||4,800 sq-ft|
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