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Arizona Casino Guide

Arizona

Residents in Arizona have been gambling since the 1950s. While online casinos and sportsbooks have not been legalized in the state yet, there are still over 20 land-based casinos open. 

Compared to many other states, Arizona has rather friendly gambling laws. After seeing the impact the industry had on the state's economy, the rules around casino gambling have relaxed over the last decade. This means that there is a small possibility that someday, Arizona residents could be allowed to legally gamble online. 

Online Casinos in Arizona

Although Arizona has a long tradition with some great landbased casinos, it has not legalized online casinos. There have been discussions of legalizing online casinos, but there are no concrete plans in place at this time. 

legal online casinos in Arizona

Arizona does have a state lottery though, which can indicate an openness to other forms of betting.

The nearest online casinos will be in Nevada, where you can play online poker through WSOP. 

But, you can still register with a legal online casino while you're in Arizona. That means you can get the casino's bonus offers or deposit, and then play whenever you're in states where it's legal (even in a layover at the airport). 

Land-based Casinos In Arizona

Arizona land-based casinos

All casinos in Arizona are located on Indian reservations. In the late 1980s, the Indian Regulatory Gaming Act was created which gave Native Americans the chance to discuss with the government the options for running casinos on reservations. This didn’t happen, causing a feud between the two groups. You can read more about the history of Arizona gambling, below. 

Today, there are over 20 casinos spread across the country. Land-based venues are permitted to offer slots, video poker, and other table games. Blackjack is not yet legal in AZ.   

Indian Casinos in Arizona

Types of Casinos

These casinos offer slot machines and video poker, as well as video keno. According to the latest American Casino Guide, while Arizona casinos aren't required to release information on their slot machine payback percentages, the Arizona Department of Gaming requires each of the tribes' machines to return the specific minimum and maximum paybacks. Each tribe is free to set their machines anywhere between those limits at their sole discretion.

There are many casinos in Arizona with hotels and the links below will take you to a detailed list of information about each casino, noting which ones have a hotel. All Arizona casinos are open 24 hours with a minimum gambling age of 21. There are quite a few casinos in Phoenix, Arizona and within a 10-minute drive, you can reach all eight of those Arizona casinos.

List Of Land-based Casinos In Arizona

Find a list of every casino located in Arizona, below. 

Apache Gold Casino Resort 

  • 777 Geronimo Springs Blvd Cutter Industrial Park, San Carlos, AZ 85550
  • (800) 272-2438
  • Games: 600 slots, 2 poker tables, blackjack, bingo

Apache Sky Casino 

  • 127, HWY 77 in Dudleyville, Arizona
  • (800) 272-2438
  • Games: 300 slots, blackjack, 3-card poker 

Blue Water Casino

  • 11300 Resort Drive, Parker, AZ 85344
  • (888) 243-3360 or (928) 669-7777
  • Games: 500 slots, 4 poker tables, blackjack, 3-card poker 

Bucky’s Casino & Resort

  • 1500 E. Highway 69, Prescott, AZ 86301
  • (800) 756-8744
  • Games: 300 slots and video poker machines, 6 poker tables, blackjack

Casino Arizona

  • 524 N 92nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85256
  • (480) 850-7777
  • Games: 900 slots and video poker machines, bingo, blackjack, roulette, craps, sic bo

Casino Del Sol

  • 5655 W Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ 85757
  • (855) 765-7829
  • Games: 1300 slots and video poker machines, 13 poker tables, blackjack, bingo 

Casino of the Sun

  • 7406 S Camino De Oeste, Tucson, AZ 85746
  • (800) 344-9435
  • Games: 300 slots and video poker machines, blackjack

Cliff Castle Casino Hotel

  • 555 W Middle Verde Rd, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
  • (800) 524-6343
  • Games: 660 slots and video poker machines, 5 poker tables, blackjack, roulette 

Cocopah Resort

  • 15268 S Avenue B, Somerton, AZ 85350
  • (800) 237-5687
  • Games: 500 slots and video poker machines, blackjack, 3-card poker 

Desert Diamond Casino - Sahuarita

  • 1100 W Pima Mine Rd, Sahuarita, AZ 85629
  • (866) 332-9467
  • Games: 600 slots and video poker machines, blackjack 

Desert Diamond Casino - Tucson

  • 7350 S Nogales Hwy, Tucson, AZ 85756
  • (866) 332-9467
  • Games: 1090 slots, 8 poker tables, bingo, keno

Desert Diamond Casino - West Valley

  • 9431 W Northern Ave, Glendale, AZ 85305
  • (623) 877-7777
  • Games: 1,136 slots, 36 poker tables, blackjack

Desert Diamond Casino - Why

  • Arizona 86, Highway Milepost 55, Ajo, AZ 85321
  • (520) 362-2885
  • Games: 75 slots and video poker machines

Fort McDowell Casino

  • 10424 N Fort McDowell Rd, Fort McDowell, AZ 85264
  • (800) 843-3678
  • Games: 900 slots, 10 poker tables, blackjack

Gila River Casino - Lone Butte

  • 1077 S Kyrene Rd, Chandler, AZ 85226
  • (800) 946-4452
  • Games: 800 slot and video poker machines, blackjack

Gila River Casinos - Vee Quiva

  • 15091 S Komatke Ln, Laveen Village, AZ 85339
  • (800) 946-4452
  • Games: 950 slots and video poker machines, 16 poker tables, blackjack

Gila River Casinos - Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino

  • 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85226
  • (800) 946-4452 
  • Games: 956 slots and video poker machines, 25 poker tables, blackjack

Harrah's Ak Chin Casino Resort

  • 15406 N Maricopa Rd, Maricopa, AZ 85139,
  • (480) 802-5000
  • Games: 1135 slots and video poker machines, 6 poker tables, blackjack

Hon-Dah Resort Casino

  • 777 AZ-260, Pinetop, AZ 85935
  • (800) 929-8744
  • Games: 832 slots and video poker machines, blackjack 

Mazatzal Casino

  • Highway 87, Mile Marker 251, Payson, AZ 85541
  • (928) 474-6044
  • Games: 423 slots and video poker machines, blackjack, bingo

Quechan Paradise Casino 

  • 450 Quechan Dr, Yuma, AZ 85364
  • (888) 777-4946
  • Games: 500 slot and video poker machines, bingo

Spirit Mountain Casino

  • 8555 AZ-95, Mohave Valley, AZ 86440
  • (888) 837-4030
  • Games: 250 slot and video poker machines, keno 

Talking Stick Resort

  • 9800 E Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85256
  • (866) 877-9897
  • Games: 800 slot and video poker machines, 47 poker tables, keno

Twin Arrows Navajo Casino

  • 22181 Resort Blvd, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
  • (855) 946-8946
  • Games: 1100 slot and video poker machines, blackjack, bingo

We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center

  • 10424 North Fort McDowell Road, Fort McDowell, AZ 85264
  • (800) 843-3678
  • Games: 800 slot and video poker machines, 30 poker tables, blackjack

Yavapai Casino

  • 1505 AZ-69, Prescott, AZ 86301
  • (800) 756-8744
  • Games: 175 slot slot machines 

Arizona Land-Based Casinos Map

You can easily see all Arizona casino locations by using our Casinos Map. To zoom in, just click the + (plus) sign in the lower right corner of the map, or to zoom out, just click the – (minus) sign in the same area.

To move the map of casinos in Arizona, click and hold down either of your mouse buttons. Then use the hand icon to drag the map in whichever direction you desire.

Each of the red icons on the map is a casino location. Just click on any red icon to see the name of the casino at that location. If you want more information on that casino, simply click again on the casino’s name and it will direct you to another page with detailed information on that particular casino, including address, phone number, toll-free phone number, room rates, casino size, dining information, games offered, availability of discounts for seniors, any special features, and a direct link to that casino’s website.

History Of Gambling In Arizona

Arizona Gambling History

Arizona is a state that has a lot of history behind it. In terms of the history of gambling in AZ, we have to go back to the year 1988. Since the 1980s, there are over 20 tribes that call Arizona home. These tribes are a big reason why residents in AZ are able to walk into a casino and gamble today. 

In 1988, the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) was passed in the United States. For a state like AZ where many tribes lived, this was big news. Now, the tribes had more freedom when it came to operating casinos on their land. While this was great news for the tribes, the AZ government was not exactly as excited about it. 

For the next five years, the government and tribes did not get along. The tribes made the decision to introduce slot machines to the state, which outraged the government. Finally, in 1993, gaming compacts were announced and signed by the government of AZ and 16 tribes.    

The compacts came with rules which allowed tribes to operate slots and games in the casinos located on their land. After 10 years they were updated, and another 5 tribes joined in.  

Arizona Gambling Laws and Regulatory Organizations

Arizona Legal

Since casinos were legalized on reservations in the 1990s, all gambling within the state of Arizona is limited to tribal casinos, horse racing as well as the official state lottery. All activities are governed by the Arizona Tribal-State Gaming Compacts held between the state and 21 separate Native American tribes.

With over 20 million acres of land, tribal land takes up more than a quarter of all land in Arizona authorized by the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. All proceeds made from gaming are required to be used for charity or to the benefit of the tribal governments.

Bingo and other gambling games are allowed so long as they follow rules:

  1. Must get the O-K from the Arizona Gaming Commission
  2. All money made from the game/event must be donated to a non-profit group.  
  3. The event must be operated by a non-profit group recognized by the state.

You must be at least 21 years old, or older, to gamble in AZ. 

Gambling In Arizona Today

Arizona gambling today

Currently, online casinos and sportsbooks are illegal in AZ. Greyhound racing, once the dominant form of legal gambling within the state, ended earlier in 2017 when new legislation passed effectively banning it, thus ending its 72-year legacy. 

Casino Gambling in Arizona today is a major income source for the tribes, providing a profit of about $100 million per year according to the Arizona Indian Gaming Association. 

To learn more about gambling in AZ, visit the Arizona Department of Gaming website. 

Casino Arizona Winners

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Fun Facts

Below are a few fun facts on casino gambling in Arizona you may not have known about.

Did you know? 

The longest poker game in history was played in the basement of a theatre in 1881. The game supposedly lasted over eight years. 

Did you know? 

Fantasy sports is illegal in Arizona. 

Did you know? 

Poker player Jake Balsiger was born in Tempe, Arizona. By the age of 21, he had placed third in the WSOP Main event collecting over $3.8 million in winnings. 


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