One of Arizona’s most popular tribal casinos is set for a major makeover next spring. Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, which is managed by Caesars Entertainment, will undergo a $100 million dollar expansion that should make the Maricopa-based casino one of the most desired gambling destinations in the state.
The current property is already impressive enough with over 300 rooms and 40,000 square feet of gaming space. However, the upgrades slated for Harrah’s Ak-Chin in the spring of 2016 will feature an additional 200 rooms, a luxury spa, restaurants, a new ballroom and more conference center space.
“The Ak-Chin Indian Community has a long-standing and successful relationship with Caesars Entertainment and the management at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino. The expansion will allow the hotel and casino to continue to bring quality hospitality and entertainment to Pinal County and the State of Arizona,” said Tribe Chairman Louis Manuel Jr. in a statement.
The scheduling of the expansion itself is not surprising, as the Ak-Chin Indian community looks to keep up with their neighbors to the north when it comes to luxury casino resorts. Casinos like Scottsdale’s Talking Stick Resort & Casino have set the bar for luxury, class and style in this regard.
The Tohono O’odham Nation is also set to open their own massive 1.2 million square foot casino near the heart of the sports and entertainment district of Glendale in 2016. This property, aptly named the West Valley Resort & Casino, could potentially rival the aforementioned Talking Stick property as one of the most luxurious gaming hotspots in Arizona.
For the time being, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino should still be one of the premier destinations for anyone looking to gamble in southwest Arizona. While they’re located at the southern edge of Phoenix, the casino is a hotspot for those living in Maricopa and Casa Grande. The added Spring facelift to the property will only bolster their elevated position in this part of the state for years to come.