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5 Hottest Casinos in Scottsdale, AZ

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5 Hottest Casinos in Scottsdale, AZ

Things To Do | June 18, 2024 | SWSS Staff

A visit to one of the best casinos in Scottsdale, AZ, is always a fun way to spend an evening in Arizona. Whether you prefer gambling at slot machines, playing table games, or grabbing a delicious meal and a cocktail while enjoying the lively atmosphere, you’ll find plenty to do at the best casinos in Scottsdale and Phoenix!

1. Talking Stick Resort and Casino – Scottsdale

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Talking Stick Resort and Casino is the premier destination for gambling and entertainment in Scottsdale, AZ. It is conveniently located in Central Scottsdale on the Salt River Reservation near popular things to do in Scottsdale, like Salt River Fields, the spring training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the Arizona Boardwalk, one of the best things to do in Scottsdale with kids.

At Talking Stick Resort, play on 800+ slot machines (featuring the hottest new games) or sit down to play popular table games, including Blackjack, Pai Gow Poker, High Card Flush, and Roulette. This casino is home to the largest poker room in Arizona, with 47 tables and a range of games, from Texas Hold ‘Em to 7-Card Stud, hosting weekly and monthly poker tournaments.

In addition to the casino, Talking Stick Resort is also home to world-class restaurants and bars, like Tash, Orange Sky, and Blue Coyote Cantina, and one of the best day spas in Scottsdale, The Spa at Talking Stick. You can also enjoy golfing, swimming, or attending live music shows at Talking Stick Resort and Casino.

2. Casino Arizona – Scottsdale

Casino Arizona is a stand-alone casino located just minutes east of Old Town Scottsdale and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Casino Arizona is a sister property of Talking Stick Resort, though this casino offers a more casual, laid-back vibe and draws a local crowd.

Casino Arizona offers visitors plenty of gaming opportunities, including nearly 50 Blackjack tables and 900 slot machines. It is also home to six restaurants, including Cholla Steakhouse, one of the top destinations for fine dining in Scottsdale, AZ. Casino Arizona is also well-known for its giant bingo hall.

3. Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino – Chandler

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Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino, located near Chandler, is only a 25-minute drive from Old Town Scottsdale. Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino is owned by Gila River Resorts & Casinos, who also own three other casinos in Arizona — Vee Quiva Casino, Lone Butte Casino, and Santan Mountain Casino. However, none are as popular (or close to Scottsdale) as Wild Horse Pass.

Wild Horse Pass Casino offers 1,400 slot machines and 20 table games, including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, and more. This casino also provides eight restaurants around the game floor ranging from fine dining to fast casual, including Prime, A Shula’s Steak House, and Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill. You can find a spa, a golf course, and other amenities at the neighboring hotel.

4. We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort – Fountain Hills

We-Ko-Pa Casino is only a 15-minute drive away from Central Scottsdale in Fountain Hills, making it one of the best casinos to visit during a trip to Scottsdale.

We-Ko-Pa Casino offers various classic and new table games, including Blackjack, Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em, Roulette, Spanish 21, Push Your Luck, and Chase the Flush, as well as 900 slot machines, providing guests with plenty of excitement and variety. We-Ko-Pa Casino also has a WKP Sportsbook and a Bingo Hall, featuring state-of-the-art screens and a lively atmosphere.

We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort also offers a range of dining options, from fine dining at Ember to casual dining at Ahnala. The neighboring resort offers amenities such as a luxurious spa, an outdoor pool with pool cabanas, and live entertainment.

5. Desert Diamond Casino West Valley – Glendale

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Desert Diamond offers four casino destinations in Arizona, but the closest casino to Scottsdale is located in Glendale, just minutes from State Farm Stadium, the home of the Arizona Cardinals, and the popular Westgate Entertainment District. Desert Diamond Casino West Valley is also the newest casino near Scottsdale — it officially opened its doors in 2015.

At Desert Diamond Casino West Valley, gamblers can play some of the hottest new slots on 1,400 slot machines (with new options added every month!), popular table games like Craps, Blackjack, and Roulette, and poker at one of the casino’s 36 poker tables open 24/7. 

Desert Diamond Casino West Valley also offers dining at Nineteen 86 Steakhouse and Winner’s Sports Bar, Sportsbook, and live events and entertainment.

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From table games and slot machines to fine dining and sports betting — you’re bound to have a fantastic time at any of these casinos near Phoenix and Scottsdale (whether you win big or not!).

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in Scottsdale, ditch the crowded casino hotels and stay in a spacious, luxurious vacation rental from Stay With Style Scottsdale. Browse our available properties with desirable amenities, like heated swimming pools and massive flat-screen TVs, that will keep the fun going all night long — even after leaving the casino!

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