Nation | Tribe: Tohono O'odham Nation
Loop 303 and Northern Parkway
A second Desert Diamond Casino in West Valley is under construction at the southeast corner of Loop 303 and Northern Parkway near Glendale. The $450 million construction project will feature a 184,000-square foot casino with 900 slot machines, 30 table games, a poker room and a sportsbook. The casino will include a fine dining restaurant, a casual restaurant and a food court. The opening is targeted for late 2024. A second stage of construction will add a hotel, conference center and amphitheater.
A new Desert Diamond Casino is under constructionin at Loop 303 and Northern Parkway near Glendale. The $450 million project has federal, state and local approvals.
The official goundbreaking event was held April 5, 2023. The first phase of construction will build a Class III gaming casino with 900 slots, 30 table games, a 12-table poker room and a sportsbook. The second phase will add a hotel, outdoor pool, conference center, and an amphitheater.
The bew casino is the fifth Desert Diamond Casino owned by the Tohono O'odham Nation. The others are Desert Diamond Casino West Valley in Glendale, AZ, Desert Diamond Casino Sahuarita in Sahuarita, AZ, Desert Diamond Casino Tucson in Tucson, AZ, and Desert Diamond Casino Why in Why, AZ.
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$450 million construction project
184,000-square-foot casino floor
900 slot machines
30 table games (blackjack, craps, roulette and baccarat)
Poker room - 12 tables
Fine dining restaurant
Food hall with 4 venues
Future construction (phase 2) will build a hotel with outdoor pool, a conference center and an amphitheater.
Parking structure for 3,400 vehicles
October 3, 2023
Construction of the new $450 million Desert Diamond Casino in Glendale reached a major milestone last week when the last beam of the steel frame work was hoisted into place. The event was celebrated by Tohono O'odham leaders, casino officials, and the construction crew.
"Today is a major milestone for the Tohono O'odham Nation. We have come a long way in building a more prosperous future for our people and the West Valley, but just like this new casino, we still have much further to go."
- Verlon Jose, Tohono O'odham Nation Chairman
Construction began last April and is expected to finish late next year. This is the first of two phases of construction. It will include a 184,000-square-foot casino with 900 slot machines, 30 table games including baccarat, blackjack, craps, and roulette, a 12-table poker room, a sportsbook, a fine-dining restaurant, a casual restaurant, and a 4-venue food hall.
A later phase of construction will add a hotel, outdoors pool, conference center and an amphitheater.
April 8, 2023
Tohono O'odham Nation held a private groundbreaking ceremony near Glendale on Wednesday to kick off construction of its fifth casino. The 110-acre site is north the Wildlife World Zoo at the southeast corner of Loop 303 and Northern Parkway.[No Ads]
The $450 million casino will have 184,000 square feet of Class III gaming, including 900 slot machines, 30 table games, 21 poker tables and a sports book. There will also be two restautants and a 4-venue food court, and a future hotel.
Construction will employ 5,500 workers and take 19 months to complete. Opening date will be near the end of next year.
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