Top 5 Arizona Casinos (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 10: Arizona Casinos (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 10 Arizona Casinos — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Apache Gold Casino

Hwy. 70, 5 miles East of Globe, San Carlos, AZ 85550
Offers blackjack, poker, keno, bingo and more than 600 slot machines. Also on site is a 146-room hotel, an 18-hole championship golf course, convention center, nearby fishing and sightseeing.

Bucky’s Casino / Prescott Resort

1500 E. Hwy. 69,
Prescott, AZ 86301
More than 350 multi-denominational slot machines, live blackjack and poker — featuring Texas Hold ‘Em and Omaha. Bucky’s adjoins the Prescott Resort for luxurious accommodations. The resort features suites with private balconies, a salon, spa, pool and conference center.

Cliff Castle Casino

555 W. Middle Verde Rd.,
Camp Verde, AZ 86322
You’ll find slot machines, poker, blackjack and other gaming options. Lodging and dining are also offered. Everything at Cliff Castle Casino is catered for comfort, from its spacious aisles to its extra-padded seats. The casino also includes a gourmet steakhouse, a gift shop and a 20-lane bowling center.

Vee Quiva Casino

6443 N. Komatke Lane,
Laveen, AZ 85339
800-WIN-GILA (946-4452)
Try your hand at one of 675 slot machines or the 500-seat bingo arena. There are eight tables for blackjack, with bets from $5 to $1,000. Free valet. New additions to Vee Quiva include more parking, a remodeled poker room, updated bingo hall, expanded gaming floor and the Players Bar.

Harrah’s Phoenix Ak-Chin Casino Resort

15406 N. Maricopa Rd.,
Maricopa, AZ 85239
Play. Eat. Drink. Sleep. Repeat. When it comes to gaming, there are slots, keno, blackjack and the friendliest poker room in Arizona. The 40,000-square-foot casino is open 24 hours a day.

A Quick Trip from Phoenix:

Bluewater Resort & Casino

11300 Resort Dr., Parker, AZ 85344
Situated along the Colorado River in Western Arizona, the casino offers wide-scale gaming such as bingo, poker, blackjack and 475 slot machines. Rooms, restaurants and entertainment are also a part of the complex. Other amenities include an indoor water park with a three-story slide, two swimming pools and spa, video arcade, 18-hole miniature golf and on-site theater.

Casino Del Sol

5655 W. Valencia Rd.,
Tucson, AZ 85757
Mediterranean architecture surrounds the gaming space, featuring 1,000 nickel, quarter, $1, $5 and multi-denominational slot machines. The $100 million resort, with luxury rooms and suites, two new restaurants, a spa and 20,000 square feet of meeting space, opened on Nov. 11, 2011.

Cocopah Casino

15136 S. Avenue B,
Somerton, AZ 85350
Highway 95 (Ave. B) approximately 5 miles south of Yuma
Options include more than 475 slot machines, blackjack, and Bingo. Three on-site restaurants.

Mazatzal Hotel & Casino

Hwy. 87, Milepost 251,
Payson, AZ 85547
800-777-PLAY (7529)
The 75,000-square-foot casino is located on Tonto Apache Tribal land with views of the Mazatzal Mountains and the Mogollon Rim. Mazatzal Casino is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Bingo, slots, poker, blackjack, keno, gift shop, arcade and all-suites hotel including pool, spa and fitness room are offered. Visitors should try the Cedar Ridge Restaurant or the Grille.

Spirit Mountain Casino

8555 S. Highway 95,
Mohave Valley, AZ
Open 24 hours daily with more than 250 gaming machines. Casino also has a driving range, minature golf, an RV resort located next to the casino, and RV parking for 82 rigs.

Experience AZ Spring-Summer 2012