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
- 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.
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