Gila River’s Santan Mountain Casino To Host Grand Opening Celebrations

Gila River Santan Mountain

CHANDLER, AZ – Gila River Resorts & Casinos is hosting grand opening celebrations on June 30 and July 1 in honor of its newest location, Santan Mountain Casino. Guests will enjoy giveaways, aerial drone shows and concerts with country music star Gabby Barrett.

The grand opening festivities are a culmination of a 20-month $180 million project that brought more than 700 new jobs to the East Valley. The new property features floor to ceiling windows, 33,000 sq. ft. of gaming floor, 813 slot machines, 25 table games, a BetMGM Sportsbook, outdoor gardens, an event space, and new food concepts including Mein Dish, Upper Deck Deli and Honey & Vine. The sit down restaurant Honey & Vine, features an outdoor patio, coffee bar, all day food service as well as a live DJ on special occasions.

Gila River Santan Mountain center bar

“We are excited to break the mold with traditional casinos and bring a stunning new property to our loyal guests,” said Kenneth Manuel, CEO of Gila River Resorts & Casinos. “With views of the Santan Mountains, modern touches, and elevated amenities, there is not a gaming destination like this in the State of Arizona. The growth aligns perfectly with the enterprise’s mission of driving economic stability for the Gila River Indian Community and the State of Arizona.”

With the addition of the fourth property, revenue from the enterprise directly funds infrastructure, education and public safety for the Gila River Indian Community. Additional revenue from the enterprise is dispersed throughout the State for the Arizona tribal-state gaming compact to support local cities, towns and counties. 

On July 2, the first 150 guests to visit the Magic Lamp slot machines can place three max bets for free and keep any earnings. Additionally, guests will receive a commemorative T-shirt.