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Phoenix Area Casinos

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Hotels & Casinos' started by BeeeJay, Jan 3, 2015.

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  1. BeeeJay

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    Does anyone have any recommendations/comments/suggestions for Phoenix area casinos?

    I'm headed down on Friday (trading Chicagos sub-zero temps later in the week for low '70s!) and it sounds like Borat and I will be hitting the casino that first afternoon. He had mentioned getting in a little golf practice at Top Golf, hitting the Talking Stick casino nearby, and then dinner after. We will play our annual round of golf the next day.

    Anyway, I thought I'd check with the experts to see if this casino is up to snuff, or if other nearby options would be better.
     
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    Talking Stick (has a Vegas style pool party during spring and summer months) and Casino Arizona come to mind that I've been to since I have family in Scottsdale. I think there are a few others out there that I do not remember.
     
  3. BeeeJay

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    i see on their FB page they have triple play STP so I'm good with that!
     
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    Isn't there a Hooters at Talking Stick? Harrah's Ak-Chin is 40m or so south, Never been near, but they're offering me some meal credit, so maybe check your offers.
     
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    Talking Stick and Casino Arizona are the "north" casinos

    Then there are Lone Butte, and Wild Horse that are the "south" casinos.

    Then Ak-Chin in BFE

    I have never been to Casino Arizona or Ak-Chin, so I cannot comment on those. but out of the remaining three I like Lone Butte the best (mainly because I have decent luck there), I regularly play bingo there and hit the casino before the session and during intermission...


    Talking Stick is pretty small (casino wise) and I have never had luck there, but it is in scottsdale so the talent is much better than the south casinos. Only AZ casino I know of that has a live poker hall
    Wild Horse is pretty large, and has a great circular layout, great variety of slots, but I cant comment on the VP quality
    Lone Butte is bigger than Talking Stick, but smaller than Wild Horse, shitty layout IMO, half moon basically. decent slot variety, again cant comment on VP.

    Wild Horse and Lone Butte are with in a few miles of each other, and Talking Stick and Casino Arizona are pretty close to each other.



    Depending on where you are staying, you should have a great time hitting each group.
     
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    oh and Top Golf is F'ing awesome!!!
     
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    I was fairly impressed by Talking Stick. I like the design of the building and the crowd is friendly.
     
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    Sounds like you have a good plan already.


    Skip Casino Arizona. It's the same people as TSR but it's now the old casino.

    Ak-Chin is too far of a drive from the Phoenix/Scottsdale area but you'll probably have free nights if you are a Harrah's player.

    Wild Horse Pass is okay if you're in that area.

    Go directly to Talking Stick Resort. Or get distracted by the new Top Golf across the street first.

    If you plan on coming back make sure you get a players card. Black chip players will get room comps. No real roulette or baccarat in AZ.

    If you decide to eat while at TSR and want to try something different I recommend Ocean Trail. Check out the menu first though it's pretty unique. The fine dining at Orange Sky is decent, but for the price there are a lot nicer places to eat at in Scottsdale.
     
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    Sounds good!

    Thanks for the info. I don't need housing as I stay with my buddies who both live up near I17 & Carefree Hgwy.

    Borat lives downtown. We usually meet in Scottsdale for golf and the trendy restaurants. Haven't gambled much in PHX in years, went to casino Arizona a couple times years ago.
     
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    Have a nephew in that area,told us AK-CHIN is in an area that the traffic is murder lots of people commute to PHX from there. He recommended Tuscon, we stayed at Casino Del Sol,beautiful.
     
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    Valley of the Sun + Golf = HEAVEN. Have fun!!
     
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    Hey Bart - Based on where you are staying and golfing, talking stick (Casino Arizona) will probably be your best bet. The video poker options are not the best, but you should find some options, and plenty of table games. Wild Horse Pass is also nice, and not too far from where you will be. I usually stay and play at Harrah's Ak-Chin in Maricopa, but as others have said, it is quite a drive (half hour or so), but has a good video poker variety.

    The good news is the weather looks like it will be turning fairly nice for you. My son got there new years eve and it was snowing, but has been slowly warming up since then, and looks like low 70s are coming up so it should be nice.
     
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    Yeah its gonna be a GREAT week to trade 10 below in Chicago for 70's in Phoenix!
     
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