It has been announced that, what was once The Grand Canyon State’s first casino establishment is also its newest casino venue as the We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort is now open.
Following a soft opening less than one week ago, an official announcement has been made that the casino in Fort McDowell, Arizona is open for business and welcoming guests from all over the United States to engage in gaming and hospitality facilities.
Within the grounds of the gaming venue are a 400-seat bingo hall, over 20 blackjack tables, a poker room hosting live games and tournaments and almost 900 slot machines featuring an abundance of gaming themes.
Overall, the casino resort has over 150k square feet of gaming floor that incorporates the original Fort McDowell Casino, which was first opened more than thirty years ago.
In addition, guests can park in a new four story facility allowing them to play casino games and slots with peace of mind and stay overnight in a AAA Four Diamond hotel facility.
The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, a federally recognized tribe and Indian reservation that owns and operates the casino resort stated that it is proud of the casino reopening and that the new venue will take its gaming offering to a new level.
President of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Bernadine Burnette concluded with some comments:
“We’re proud that we were Arizona’s first casino and are now the state’s newest casino.
Gaming has been a part of our tribal community for the past three decades and has allowed us to provide financial security for our members and employees.
Our upscale new casino will allow us to take gaming to an entirely new level while keeping a Native American look and feel – with design elements of earth, water, fire and basket-weaving that are so important to our culture.”