TUCSON, AZ – Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment has announced the launch of its Desert Diamond Sportsbook capabilities at its Sahuarita and West Valley locations. The first phase of operations, which will include betting kiosks, went live after a ribbon cutting ceremony with leaders from the Tohono O’odham Nation and the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise.
Through a partnership with Kambi, Desert Diamond Sportsbook will be one of Arizona’s only locally owned operations, unlike most Arizona Sportsbooks which are run by out-of-state corporate entities. Local ownership allows for personalized service, and profits from the operation are reinvested in Arizona.
The first phase includes six betting kiosks at the Sahuarita location and eight at the West Valley sportsbook. Located adjacent to the two properties’ sports bars, sportsbook patrons can enjoy food, drinks, and wall-to-wall TV screens while betting on their favorite teams. Sports wagering operations will continue to grow at the Tucson, Sahuarita, and West Valley locations as more kiosks and live over-the-counter service are added. An online sportsbook under the newly created Desert Diamond Mobile will also open in the near future.
“We are thrilled to offer a whole new level of gaming entertainment to our guests,” said Mike Bean, CEO of the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise. “The new Desert Diamond Sportsbook will also add more excitement to our gaming floors, where there is something for everyone to enjoy.”
“Hosting our own Sportsbook using the Kambi platform is unique in Arizona and ensures the more personalized service that is the hallmark of Desert Diamond Casinos,” added Bean.
The launch of the new sportsbooks is the latest in a series of major changes for Desert Diamond Casinos, including:
- Launch of live craps, roulette, and mini baccarat at the West Valley, Sahuarita and Tucson properties
- Expanded gaming areas at the Tucson location’s Monsoon Room and at West Valley
- Re-opening the Bingo Room at the Tucson location for first time since the start of the pandemic
- Resumption of 24/7 operations at Tucson and Sahuarita properties