WE WON! Desert Diamond West Valley Resort Casino

On January 1, 2016, in Articles, News, Op-Ed, by Francine Romesburg

Well, again, looks like TO Nation has taken the reigns and Won!  At least for the most part – The Casino opened it’s doors Sunday, December 20, 2015.  The lines to get in on Opening Day were outrageous and beautiful.  People came to get in line way early on the morning.  Opening was at 1 […]

Well, again, looks like TO Nation has taken the reigns and Won!  At least for the most part – The Casino opened it’s doors Sunday, December 20, 2015.  The lines to get in on Opening Day were outrageous and beautiful.  People came to get in line way early on the morning.  Opening was at 1 pm.  We got there around noon.  Went straight from church.  Parking lots were full already – we managed to get in barely.  So how do you like them apples Glendale!

Well at least Glendale is now on the side of TO Nation – majority at least.  Mayor still not in favor, but majority of Council is.

Understand there are still a couple lawsuits pending that TO isn’t running from.  They are standing their ground, and well they should.  Gila River just doesn’t want to let go.  Their advertising is obnoxious – claiming they are the ‘only “real”‘ Casino on the West side.  Even after opening, the radio ads are still promoting their Vee Quiva as the Best and Only Real casino in the west valley.  Well we all know that isn’t true.  Desert Diamond West Valley Resort Casino is now the new guy in town and it’s nice size for just being in the Phase I part of the project.

Slot machines and a food court and more just in the 1st completed building and ‘Wait’ there’s more to come.  There is a Phase I, Phase II, and a Phase III over the next 2 years (approximate timeframe).

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When totally completed it will have all these FEATURES:

Property:
– 1.2 million square-foot casino resort located on 78 acres (of 135)
– Projected construction cost is $607
– Estimated construction time is between 32 and 44 months

Casino: 40,000 square feet of gaming space
– 1,089 gaming machines (now in place and open for business)
– 50 table games
– 25 poker tables
– 1,000-seat bingo hall

Spa Hotel: 600 rooms including 480 guest rooms and 120 suites

Dining:

Dining Venues (8)
– 5 restaurants
– Food Court
– Buffet 400 seats 21,250 sq-ft
– Coffee Shop 150 seats 6,590 sq-ft

Bars
– Sports Bar 90 seats 5,600 sq-ft
– VIP Lounge 2,100 sq-ft
– Casino Feature Bar 4,800 sq-ft

Event Center: 40,000 sq-ft that doubles as convention/meeting space

Convention and Meeting Space: 180,000 sq-ft

Retail Space: 30,000 sq-ft

Are there a few remaining ‘glitches’ yet being attempted by the GRIC? Of course there are.  With the showing of the number of people on Opening Day, think our elected officials trying to oppose this will have to think twice before continuing to follow thru as well as our Governor and Arizona Gaming Board.  It’s election year.  Just continue to write your Congressman, the Governor, and the Arizona Gaming Commission and/or go to:  http://www.westvalleyopportunity.com/take-action/its-almost-here and sign up for their ‘updates’ and click on the links to Sen. John McCain and Gov. Doug Ducey to let them know you support the Casino, the Resort, the entire project and road improvements and JOBS!

Remember folks, it’s election year for US Senate and Congress and local Senate and Congress as well.  You hold the power in your hands of whether they win or lose, or even if a Candidate they need to know so they will be on the side of the TO Nation West Valley Resort & Casino.  They won’t want to be taking food off their constituents tables or cost them their homes.

You CAN make a difference.

The Tohono O’odham Nation’s Desert Diamond Casino – West Valley opened its first phase Sunday, December 20, 2015.  1,300 construction jobs were created and hundreds of permanent positions have been and are continuing to be filled.

Senator John McCain and Governor Doug Ducey continue to make a last-ditch effort to hamper the casino project. Please take a moment to click the links below and let them know that you support jobs and economic development for the West Valley. (go to www.westvalleyopportunity.com and click on the 2 links ‘Contact Senator John McCain’ and ‘Contact Governor Doug Ducey’ on their site.  Let your voice be heard.

 

 

 

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