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Desert Diamond Casino - West Valley Opens its Doors

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GLENDALE, Ariz. – The new Desert Diamond Casino – West Valley opened its doors to the public on Sunday, December 20.

Located near Glendale, Arizona, the 24-hour casino is minutes away from the University of Phoenix Stadium and the Westgate Entertainment District. The cities of Glendale, Peoria, Tolleson, Surprise and El Mirage have all endorsed the project.

Construction of the project employed more than 1,300 workers and involved approximately 80 companies, with an investment of over $200 million by the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise. More than 500 new, permanent jobs have been created at the facility.

The casino offers more than 1,089 gaming devices, plus a two-venue food court. Guests interested in getting the most out of their play can sign up for a free Rewards Card at the casino Rewards Center.

Construction of Desert Diamond Casino – West Valley will continue in phases over multiple years. Infrastructure for the next phases has already been installed. Planned future additions include an expanded gaming floor, hotel, convention and meeting space, retail, restaurants and other amenities. Once fully complete, the facility will create more than 3,000 permanent jobs in the community and have an annual economic impact of more than $300 million.

“This is a great day for the Tohono O’odham Nation, for the West Valley, and for the State of Arizona. We are proud to begin delivering the first gaming entertainment in the region. This new facility will be an economic engine and entertainment destination for the West Valley,” Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Edward D. Manuel said.

Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment with four locations in Arizona (Tucson, Sahuarita, West Valley, and Why), is owned and operated by the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise, an enterprise of the Tohono O’odham Nation. Additional information can be found at or by calling 866-DDC-WINS. Follow Desert Diamond Casino – West Valley on Twitter (@DDCWest) and on Facebook (/WestValleyOpportunity).

“We are thrilled to finally offer the West Valley the same high quality of gaming experience that guests at our other Desert Diamond Casinos have enjoyed for over 30 years. Come experience the possibilities at the West Valley’s newest gem!” Andy Asselin, CEO of the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise, said.