The Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise owns and operates four Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment locations — in Glendale, Tucson, Sahuarita, and Why, Arizona. Now the expanded Desert Diamond Casino West Valley will open in early 2020 with a 75,000-square-foot gaming floor, poker, blackjack, live bingo, five restaurants and more. West Valley encompasses cities west of 1-17 including Glendale.
The new Desert Diamond West Valley Casino — a full-scale gaming operation with table games and slot machines — is slated to debut to the public on February 19, 2020. Construction on the final stage of the $400 million 2.3 million-square-foot facility is nearly complete.
The new Desert Diamond Casino West Valley will be one of the largest casinos in Arizona, according to the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise.
The casino is situated adjacent to the temporary casino that the Tohono O’odham Nation opened in 2015, which will close when the new one begins operating.
As the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise looks forward to opening day, staffing its casino is its primary focus. The enterprise anticipates hiring 1,300 new employees for a total of 2,000 jobs ranging from full-time permanent jobs to part-time positions.
Positions range from administration to food and beverage services to environmental services to gaming operations — slots, table games, bingo and security.
Approximately 800 people staff the interim casino.
Desert Diamond Casino careers are listed at ddcaz.com/careers.
All Paths Lead to Desert Diamond Casino West Valley
The Tohono O’odham Nation is also creating inroads for nearby cities and destinations to make traveling to Desert Diamond Casino West Valley as easy and inviting as possible.
For instance, the Tribe recently awarded a nearly $41,000 grant to the Town of Sahuarita to pay for the engineering of a proposed 1.1-mile trail to connect Rancho Sahuarita to Desert Diamond Casino West Valley.
The pathway will be uniquely designed to accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists heading to the casino as well.