W.V. casino to open Sunday 1 p.m. to public for first time — Sun City Daily News-Sun

The news gamblers in the West Valley have waited months for is here: The Desert Diamond Casino will open Sunday, Dec. 20, at 1 p.m.

Representatives of the Tohono O’odham Nation, owners and operators of the venue, led reporters on a tour of the 50,000 square-foot gaming floor Tuesday, including features and amenities they believe will provide a gaming experience rivaled by few Arizona casinos.

“We want our guests to have a high-quality gaming experience, and we’ve worked hard to ensure that, from the selection of games to ticket redemption sites throughout the floor to the chairs and wide aisles,” said Treena Parvello, the Nation’s director of public relations.

Among the 1,089 different slot machines are dozens of varieties, selected through extensive market research, said Don Ayers, director of slots for the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise, the tribe’s gaming arm.

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