By Buddy Blouin
Since 1993, people from far and wide have been coming to the Desert Diamond Casino to enjoy a range of entertainment. Today, one of the hottest gaming and entertainment centers in Arizona continues to deliver a premier experience on all things gaming. Featuring delectable bites, spirited drink specials, nightly events, and a wide range of games, guests are provided with anything and everything one would come to expect from a modern casino. Arizona casinos are not all the same, and as the Desert Diamond brand has proven over the years, they are capable of constantly delivering and growing. There are many locations throughout Arizona, but we’re focusing on the newest addition to Glendale, AZ, Desert Diamond Casino - West Valley, which is only a few miles away from Luke AFB. Check out this extensive guide that's sure to answer any of your questions before you make a trip you won’t forget!

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Is Desert Diamond Casino Open?

Yes, after facing a massive expansion project and the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, gamers can head on over to the casino for their shot at jackpots, special offers, and plenty of additional prizes. Open 24/7, no matter when you stop by, there’s always entertainment to be had and good times all around.

Does Desert Diamond Casino Have Bingo?

Desert Diamond Casino - West Valley is the place to be on Monday nights where the Bingo doesn’t get any better. Every Monday, you can enjoy Second Chance Bingo played on all main session games. During this time, a second Bingo winner is announced after the first-place winner for a chance to win a $25 BINGO certificate towards an electronic package during their next visit, although terms and conditions will apply. Throughout the night, multiple winners will also receive prizes, giving players ample ways to win!

Can You Smoke at Desert Diamond Casino?

Desert Diamond Casino bans smoking on gaming floors, and depending on where you fall, this could be great or terrible news. Smoking and vaping aside, there is still plenty to enjoy while on the grounds, but you’ll want to plan ahead if you were looking to enjoy tobacco during your visit.

Does Desert Diamond Casino Have a Buffet?

The Food Court at the Desert Diamond Casino - West Valley provides a variety of delicious cuisines available to guests every day, including the following:
  • Coffee & Pastry Venue open 24/7.
  • American Venue open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.
  • Asian Venue open 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
  • Mexican Venue open 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
There are monthly dining specials with specialty dishes provided using inventive techniques and quality ingredients. If you're looking to step things up a notch, the elegant Nineteen 86 Steakhouse is also available, featuring delicious, high-end Americana, fine cocktails, a Wine Spectator Award-winning wine list, and, of course, mouthwatering steaks and seafood.

Does Desert Diamond Casino Require Masks?

If you are visiting a casino in Arizona, chances are you are going to be required to wear a mask while not eating, drinking, or taking a picture. Casino guests are advised to contact the casino beforehand, as COVID-19 guidelines continue to evolve, but the general consensus is that you should plan to be wearing a mask while playing games.

Who Owns Desert Diamond Casino?

The casino is owned and operated by the Tohono O'odham Nation throughout its many locations in Arizona. The Native American tribe has been running things since 1993 and continues to bolster its economy through revenue and by providing jobs for locals in the area.

Does Desert Diamond Casino Have Blackjack?

Yes, they offer many blackjack tables for patrons to enjoy. You can hit, split, and hold as much as your heart desires!

Does Desert Diamond Casino Have Poker?

Yes, this is the perfect place to hold and fold with the best of them. Featuring 27 tables with eight seats apiece, a variety of poker games await you at the West Valley location in the Live Poker Room. Open every day from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m., there is plenty of action day or night to get in on! Special games and events are happening every month, giving players something new to look forward to with every visit.

Does Desert Diamond Casino Have Sports Betting?

Yes, the DESERT DIAMOND SPORTSBOOK® is where all of the action in a variety of sports is going down. You can enjoy betting on your favorite sports team and watching all of it on one of many television screens lining the walls. Or, grab a pint while you cheer on your team in the Winners Sports Bar. Kiosks for placing bets are available throughout the casino.

Does Desert Diamond Casino Have Video Poker?

Unlike many casinos in Arizona, video poker is not a highlight here. You can play the real deal, of course, and there are still plenty of slot machines, table games, card games, and sports betting action available for guests.

Does Desert Diamond Casino Serve Alcohol?

Yes, you can imbibe with a wonderful cocktail, mixed drink, wine, or beer of your choice. If you’re ready to take a break, you can enjoy some time away at one of the bars and simply relax with a cold beverage. The Edge Bar provides craft beer and cocktails with an art deco theme. Winners Sports Bar is the perfect place for a cold beer and a bar bite surrounded by various sporting events. Neon lights and innovative cocktails await patrons who visit The Rock Bar, a great place for a nightcap.

The Desert Diamond Casino Is the Safe Bet for a Good Time

You’d be hard-pressed to find better casinos in AZ, much less near Luke AFB. If you're looking for a good place to relax, unwind, and hopefully strike it big, then the Desert Diamond Casino is the place for you. Whether you are looking for a night out with friends, date night, or celebrating an occasion, you’ll find everything you need all under one roof. Place your bets today, and if you feel that you may have a problem, be sure to reach out to the gambler’s hotline available at PROBLEM GAMBLING: 1-800-777-7207 or 1-800 NEXT STEP (1-800-639-8783).

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