Construction Update on $450M Desert Diamond Casino White Tanks at San Lucy

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GLENDALE, AZ – The Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise hosted a media tour to showcase major progress being made on construction of their new $450 million facility at 8200 N. Sarival Ave. at the corner of the Loop 303 & Northern Parkway. Desert Diamond Casino White Tanks at San Lucy is the name of the new facility and it is on track for completion by the end of 2024.

The new casino will offer 900 Class III slot machines, a poker room, sportsbook, and table games including blackjack, craps, roulette, and baccarat. The property will feature multiple restaurants, including fine dining at Morton’s Steakhouse. Future phases of construction will expand the facility to include a hotel, conference center, and other amenities. The project is creating 5,500 construction jobs, and once completed, the facility will employ more than 1,000 team members.

Desert Diamond White Tanks construction update

The enterprise has undertaken an ambitious 19-month construction schedule, including extensive offsite upgrades, to complete the casino and amenities. The facility’s covered parking structure was erected in just 49 days. Casino roofing is underway and exterior walls are in finishing phases. Interior framing is moving forward, and the 184,000 sq. ft. casino floor is taking shape.

“Desert Diamond Casino White Tanks at San Lucy will be a beautiful, upscale facility that will be an entertainment mecca and economic engine for the fastest growing region in the Valley,” said Mike Bean, CEO of the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise. “Our construction team is doing an incredible job keeping us moving forward on an aggressive timescale. We are excited to create more opportunity for the Tohono O’odham Nation and the West Valley.”

The property for the new facility is located on 80 acres of reservation land, west of Glendale, AZ. The land was taken into trust by the federal government for the Tohono O’odham Nation, in a process similar to what was done for the Desert Diamond Casino West Valley facility.