Casino Arizona at Indian Bend - construction has progressed rapidly since this photo was taken in early September.
Casino Arizona is moving right along with construction of its new resort and spa at Indian Bend and the Loop 101. Members of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community are betting that this new 15-story resort featuring almost 500 rooms and a huge, 13,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art spa along with the location’s already-operating Talking Stick Golf Club will appeal to Scottsdale visitors looking for an activity and amenity-packed resort experience.
The centerpiece of the new resort near will be the casino with its 240,000 square-foot gaming floor featuring 800 slot machines, 50 poker tables, a Vegas-style off-track betting lounge, and a high-limit slots area. When it comes time to dine or just relax with a cocktail, guests will be able to choose from among eight restaurants and 10 lounges. Also, a new 750-seat showroom will bring live entertainment year-round to the venue.
In addition to Scottsdale/Phoenix locals and vacationers, the new Casino Arizona Resort & Spa will also be courting the business and convention community by offering over 50,000 square-feet of meeting and expo space.
Slated to open in December 2009, the new hotel will be privately operated by the community. A “topping-off” ceremony was held earlier this week when members and invited guests gathered to celebrate the placement of the final beam onto the structure. (The photo above was taken in late-summer.)
In addition to the Indian Bend location, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community also operates Casino Arizona at McKellips Road and the Loop 101 and hosts more than 7 million visits yearly at its two properties.