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New $135M Vee Quiva Casino Getting Closer to July 2 Opening


Work crews are putting the finishing touches on the $135M Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino rising south of the current Gila River Indian Community casino off of 51st Ave. in Laveen.

Tutor Perini Building Corp. of Phoenix is the general contractor and Friedmutter Group of Las Vegas is the architect for the project, which is slated to open on July 2. Construction started last June.

The new Vee Quiva will feature a 70,000 SF casino with more than 6,000 SF event center, and a 3-story, 90-room hotel. The projects also includes 2,800 total parking spaces, including a 1,000-space parking garage.

Included in the amenities are a fitness center and pool; four bars; a premium players club lounge, and a signature restaurant, Ditka’s.

The project created more than 600 construction jobs.



New Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino Scheduled to Open in July


Construction continues on pace at Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino.

The exterior is completely enclosed and work is now focused on the interior and other finishing touches in anticipation of a July opening. Tutor Perini is the general contractor for the 70,000 SF, $135M project. Friedmutter Group is the architect.

Restaurants at Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino will include the Valley’s first Ditka’s. The steakhouse was founded by legendary Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka.

Other dining options will include; Fatburger, Panda Express and Los Reyes de la Torta among others. Los Reyes de la Torta is a West Valley favorite and was recently featured on an episode of Travel Channel’s Man vs. Food.

In addition to the restaurants, Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino will include a 90-room boutique hotel, 1,000-car parking garage, more than 950 slot machines, 36 table games, a state-of- the-art bingo room, several bars and lounges and a large multi-purpose entertainment venue.

The construction of Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino is the most recent update to the Gila River Casinos’ family of casinos. The new Lone Butte Casino was introduced in 2008 and the new Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino was introduced in 2009.

With opening day quickly approaching, Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino will hire hundreds at a job fair on March 26. Positions will be focused on food and beverage outlets. Up to 150 applicants will be hired on the 26th with many being offered positions the same day.

The job fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to  7 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club Komatke Branch,  5047 W. Pecos Rd. in Laveen. Applicants are encouraged to bring their resume and photo identification for an interview.


Tutor Perini Awarded Construction Contract For Vee Quiva Casino

Tutor Perini Building Corporation of Las Vegas on Tuesday was awarded the contractor bid to construct the Gila River Gaming Enterprise’s new Vee Quiva Casino in Laveen.

Tutor Perini was the general contractor for Seminole’s Hard Rock Casino, Mohegan Sun Expansion, MGM Grand at Foxwoods, and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas to name a few.

The chairman of the Gila River Indian Community’s gaming development entity charged with construction of all of the tribe’s gaming operations, the Casino Expansion Owners Team (CEOT), Anthony Villareal, said, “The quality of projects Tutor Perini Building Corp. constructs is unparalleled, they are truly one of the industry’s best construction companies. A new Vee Quiva Casino with a hotel and better dining options has been a project on Gila River’s books for years, we are very pleased to see it come to fruition.”

The new Vee Quiva Casino is expected to cost approximately $135M and will feature an expansive 70,000 SF casino; more than 900 slot machines; 50 table games, including a poker room; 750 seat bingo hall; 3-story hotel with 90 rooms that will boast a fitness center, pool and more than 3,000 SF of banquet space; two lounges including a premium Players Club Lounge; and 2,800 total parking spaces including a 1,000 space covered parking garage.

These amenities combined with a wide variety of delicious dining options including a food court, coffee kiosk, signature restaurant and a dining option that will remain open all day will be popular destinations Gila River Casinos looks forward to providing its guests in partnership with Ovations Food Service.

Construction is scheduled to begin in June and will take place just south of the existing Vee Quiva Casino’s footprint. The current casino will remain open and operational during construction until the new Vee Quiva Casino & Hotel opens in the summer of 2013.

Friedmutter Group, also of Las Vegas, is the architectural firm selected and was announced earlier this year.