INDIAN CASINOS IN ARIZONA
All casinos in Arizona are located on Indian reservations and 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 specific minimum and maximum paybacks. Each tribe is free to set their machines anywhere between those limits at their sole discretion.
Unlike the casinos in Arizona, in many U.S. states the slot machine payback statistics for that particular state’s casinos are released as a matter of public record. Just click here to see a list of slot machine payback statistics for casinos in all U.S. states.
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.
Laws Governing Arizona Casinos
Since casinos were legalized on reservations in the 1990’s, 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 is required to be used for charity or to the benefit of the tribal governments.
Arizona Casinos Today
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.
For more information on visiting casinos in Arizona, or for general tourism information, call the state’s Office of Tourism at (866) 275-5816 or visit their website at: tourism.az.gov.
Shown below is a list of all Arizona casinos. Click on a name to see a page of detailed information about that particular casino.
- Apache Gold Casino Resort
- Apache Sky Casino
- Blue Water Casino
- Buckys Casino & Resort
- Casino Arizona 101 & McKellips
- Casino Del Sol
- Casino of the Sun
- Cliff Castle Casino Hotel
- Cocopah Resort
- Desert Diamond Casino -Sahuarita
- Desert Diamond Casino – Tucson
- Desert Diamond Casino – West Valley
- Desert Diamond Casino – Why
- Fort McDowell Casino
- Harrah’s Ak Chin Casino Resort
- Hon-Dah Resort Casino
- Lone Butte Casino Resort
- Mazatzal Casino
- Paradise Casino Arizona
- Spirit Mountain Casino
- Talking Stick Resort
- Twin Arrows Navajo Casino
- Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino
- Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino
- Yavapai Casino