15 Arizona tribes have applied for 10 sports-betting licenses
The Arizona Department of Gaming will soon license ten tribes and ten professional sports team to operate sportsbooks across the state. The department cannot disclose the applicant names at this time; however, officials say the number of applications received for tribal licenses is 15 and for sports team licenses is 10.
There are around 25 casinos dotted throughout the state. All casinos are tribal, which means they are owned and operated by an established Arizona Native American tribe. You can take your pick of video slots, electronic gaming terminals, or real-life table games like roulette and blackjack.
|CASINO NAME||CASINO ADDRESS||TELEPHONE NUMBER||SLOTS||TOTAL GAMES|
|Twin Arrows Casino Resort||22181 Resort Boulevard, Flagstaff, AZ 86004||928-856-7200||1100+||1200+|
|Apache Gold Casino Resort||777 Geronimo Springs Blvd, Cutter Industrial Park, San Carlos, AZ 85550||877-APACHE-3||410+||500+|
|Mazatzai Casino Resort||Highway 87 Mile Marker 251, Payson, AZ 85541||928-474-6044||400+||450+|
|Blue Water Casino||11300 Resort Drive, Parker, AZ 85344||888-243-3360||500+||550+|
|Casino Arizona||524 N. 92nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85256||480-850-7777||900+||1100+|
|Desert Diamond Casino||West Valley 9431 W. Northern Ave, Glendale, AZ 85305||866-332-9467||1000+||1200+|
|Lone Butte Casino||1077 S Kyrene Road Chandler, AZ 85226||800-946-4452||800+||1000+|
|Talking Stick Casino Resort||9800 Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, AZ||480-850-7777||900+||1100+|
|Vee Quiva Casino||15091 S. Komatke Ln, Laveen Village AZ 85339||1-800-946-4452||1000+||1200+|
|We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort||10438 WeKoPa Way, Fort McDowell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85264||800-843-3678||800+||1000+|
|Wild Horse Pass Casino||5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85226||800-946-4452||1000+||1050+|
|Spirit Mountain Casino||8555 Highway 95, Mohave Valley, AZ 86440||928-346-2000||275+||275+|
|Hon-Dah Resort-Casino||777 Highway 260, Pinetop, AZ 85935-9699||928-369-0299||800+||800+|
|Casino del Sol||5655 West Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ 85757||855-765-7829||1300+||1400+|
|Casino of the Sun||7406 S. Camino del Oeste, Tucson, AZ 85746||520-883-1700||300+||300+|
|Desert Diamond Casino Sahuarita||1100 W Pima Mine Rd, Sahuarita, AZ 85629||866-332-9467||600+||700+|
|Desert Diamond Casino Tucson||7350 S Nogales Highway, Tucson, AZ 85756||866-332-9467||1100+||1200+|
|Desert Diamond Casino Why||Highway 86, Milepost 55, Why, AZ 85321||520-362-2746||40||40|
|Apache Sky Casino||777 Apache Sky Blvd, Winkelman, AZ 85192||928-475-0077||300+||350+|
|Harrah’s Ak-Chin||15406 North Maricopa Road, Maricopa, AZ 85139||480-802-5000||1135+||1200+|
|Bucky’s Casino||1500 Highway 69, Prescott, AZ 86301||800-756-8744||500+||550+|
|Cliff Castle Casino||555 W Middle Verde Road, Camp Verde, AZ 86322||928-567-7999||650+||900+|
|Yavapai Casino||1505 AZ 69, Prescott, AZ 86303||928-445-5767||165+||250+|
|Cocopah Casino Resort||15318 S. Ave B, Somerton, AZ 85350||928-726-8066||500+||500+|
|Paradise Casino||450 Quechan Drive, Fort Yuma, AZ 85364||760-572-7777||500+||700+|
List of the Best Land Based Casinos in Arizona
Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort
Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort are two of the best casinos in Arizona. They are both operated by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and offer a mix of Class II and Class III gaming. Combined, the two casinos boast over 1,000 slots, including classic games and statewide progressive jackpots.
Cliff Castle Casino Hotel
Cliff Castle is one of two casinos in Arizona owned and operated by the Yavapai Apache Nation. The casino floor spreads 650+ slot machines, including a blend of nostalgic games and state-of-the-art video slots. You can also try cutting-edge electronic tables such as Digital Craps.
Situated in the vase Prescott Center, Bucky’s Casino is operated by the Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe. At Bucky’s, you can take a shot at over 500 slots with a range of stakes, try out table games like American Roulette or try out eateries and stores in the Frontier Village.
Casino Del Sol Resort
Billed as Tucson’s premier gaming casino, Casino del Sol boasts one of the biggest slot selections in Arizona. There are over 1,300 video slots on show, plus progressives, penny slots and nickel machines. You can also hit the high-limit lounge with a selection of video slots and $1,200 VIP blackjack tables.
Desert Diamond Casino & Hotel
There are four casinos under the Desert Diamond brand, but Tucson boasts the biggest game selection of them all. You can try out over 1,100 slot machines, as well as some of the biggest progressives in the state. Look out too for the monthly jackpots and new games added every month.
Most of Arizona’s tribes either operate a casino or have the power to do so. But are they well-positioned to launch AZ online casino apps in the future? It’s true that the tribal casinos have a long experience of running land-based casinos in the state. And by 2022, most casinos will have some kind of online sports betting up and running.
It would seem logical that land-based operators will have little trouble setting up AZ online casinos if the laws change. For now, gamblers will have to wait a little longer for the best Arizona online casinos to launch. However, it will be interesting to see how good the first regulated sportsbook apps really are. We're expecting them to really deliver.