The state of Arizona is yet to get a new casino. The residents of Glendale will be able to experience the fun of gambling at one of the largest casinos in the state in about two months. Desert Diamond Casino in West Valley will officially start its operation on February 19, 2020.
Construction of the $400 million gambling arcade, Desert Diamond Casino, is on the verge of completion. The 75,000-square-foot gaming arena will be operated by the Tohono O’odham Nation; it is touted to be among the largest gaming areas in The Grand Canyon State.
The casino boasts of a poker room with 36 tables, 48 blackjack tables, a 400-seat bingo hall, and 1,136 new slot machines. The casino will also be featuring an exclusive VIP lounge with a gaming area. It also has a food court, sports bar, 24-hour cafe, Italian restaurant and steakhouse.
This November, Desert Diamond Casino announced that they would require staff strength of around 2,000 people; that is an additional 1,300 employees on top of the existing strength of workers. The news of hiring 1,300 people by Tohono O’odham Nation for their new and ambitious project, Desert Diamond Casino, is spreading like wildfire in the West Valley area of Glendale. As per the statement of the general manager of Desert Diamond Casino, Don Ayers, they have already started the hiring process for hundreds of designations.
The gaming wing of the Tohono O’odham Nation, Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise, proposed the plan of Desert Diamond Casino in January 2009. Back then, the project faced a lot of backlash from officials and state representatives of Glendale. After years of courtroom fights and struggle with state officials, a consensus was finally reached in December 2017.