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Fifth Desert Diamond Casino Coming To Arizona Released Renderings

Written By Katarina Vojvodic on April 18, 2023
Desert Diamond Casinos Outside Rendering Glendale, Arizona

The Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise (TOGE) released renderings of Arizona’s fifth Desert Diamond casino. The TOGE, an enterprise of the Tohono O’odham Nation, has officially begun construction on its new Desert Diamond Casino complex.

The new Arizona casino will be close to Loop 303 and Northern Parkway, near west Glendale.

The initial stage of the $450 million casino project should be complete by the end of 2024. Once expanded, the new facility will include:

  • A hotel
  • Conference center
  • An outdoor pool and recreational amenities
  • An amphitheater
  • Event lawn space

What will the $450M Arizona casino project contain?

The construction of the new Phoenix area casino is well underway. Here’s what the first phase will include:

  • 184,000-square-foot casino floor
  • 900 slot machines
  • 30 table games, with blackjack, craps, roulette and baccarat
  • A 12-table poker room
  • Sportsbook
  • A fine-dining restaurant
  • A casual restaurant
  • A four-venue food hall

Construction during phase one will also involve a parking structure with 3,400 spaces. If everything goes as planned, the construction will last approximately 19 months.

Casino Floor Rendering New Desert Diamond Casino In Arizona
Casino floor rendering, Desert Diamond Casino in Glendale, Arizona. Photo by:

Desert Diamond Casino complex to create thousands of new jobs

Future phases will eventually include a hotel and event space.

As a general contractor, Hunt/Penta Joint Venture is leading the construction project, creating over 5,500 jobs. Once completed, the casino and resort will employ about 1,300 people.

The Arizona casino will be located on 110 acres of land held by the federal government in trust for the Tohono O’odham Nation. The tribe is allowed to expand through a land settlement that was created about forty years ago.

The tribe can also make changes on the land which was flooded when the Painted Rock Dam was constructed in 1960. The new casino will be the tribe’s fifth Desert Diamond Casino. The other locations include:

  • West Valley in Glendale
  • Sahuarita
  • Tucson
  • Why
Photo by Desert Diamond Casinos; illustrated by PlayUSA
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Katarina Vojvodic is a lead writer for PlayUSA who lives in Toronto. Vojvodic provides coverage of the US gambling industry with a focus on US online casinos. Previously, she covered Ontario’s online gambling industry for Vojvodic holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Belgrade. Outside working hours, she can be found near the water with her husband and their two kids.

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