There is an exciting new venture in the West Valley! The Tohono O’odham Nation has opened the first phase of what will be an unparalleled resort and casino near Glendale, Arizona. The new Desert Diamond Casino – West Valley is providing a major, sustained economic boost to local communities and the state of Arizona.
This unique endeavor is located at 9431 W. Northern Ave. on unincorporated property near Glendale, and is in line with guidelines set out in all corresponding laws. The first phase includes a gaming floor with over 1,000 devices, rewards center, and two-venue food court. Future phases of construction will expand it into a full-scale, first-class resort and casino that includes amenities such as a spa, convention and meeting rooms, an event center, retail space, restaurants and bars.
The economic impacts of this endeavor will be tremendous and widespread. The positive impacts of the first phase are already being felt and will only grow. Construction of the full facility will create thousands of construction jobs and more than 3,000 permanent, new jobs in the community. State and local governments will be bolstered through tax revenues and revenue sharing policies. Finally, the addition of a new casino has increased total gaming revenue in the market.
Support for the new Desert Diamond Casino – West Valley has been overwhelming. The project consistently enjoys greater than 70% of public support. Despite this, wealthy interests focused solely on protecting their market share, have attempted to stall the project through legal maneuvering. Eighteen times and counting, the courts and federal agencies have ruled in the Tohono O’odham Nation’s favor.