Casino Arizona’s New Bingo Hall Open for Business
SALT RIVER PIMA-MARICOPA INDIAN COMMUNITY, Ariz. (Nov. 13, 2012) Casino Arizona’s impressive new 26,000-square-foot bingo hall made its highly anticipated debut on Nov. 8. The opening was marked with an official ribbon cutting that included Pima-Maricopa tribal officials, members of the Gaming Enterprise Board and casino executives and staff.
“After much planning and anticipation, Bingo has returned to Casino Arizona,” said Eric Ramsey, Bingo Manager at Casino Arizona. “The resulting Bingo Hall is not only beautiful, but continues our tradition of providing guests with the highest quality of gaming by ensuring we have the most advanced systems in place.”
The 1,000-seat, state-of-the-art room operates on a no-touch system. All bingo draws are digital, and players have the option of playing with an electronic bingo machine, in which the system can read up to 2000 cards at a time or traditionally by using a dauber and paper cards.
In addition to top-notch technology, guest comfort was a chief priority in the conception of the new room. There is both a smoking section and an enclosed glass non-smoking section available. It boasts a full service kitchen, large flat screen televisions and a four-sided arena-sized scoreboard. Special attention was also paid to the décor in room to pay homage to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
“As an enterprise of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, it was important that the Bingo Hall honored the culture of the Community,” said Ramon Martinez, director of public relations for Casino Arizona. “Cultural details are apparent throughout the room, from the art on the walls to the paint on the ceiling.”
The Bingo Hall showcases a new collection of art created and submitted by members the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Among the 20 pieces included in the collection are paintings, textiles and historic artifacts. Further, the Community Great Seal was painted on the ceiling, prominently featured with a dazzling light display.
The Bingo Hall is the latest addition to Casino Arizona’s overall renovation project. Accomplished architecture firm, Seaver Franks Architects AIA, was inspired by the Southwest’s rich history and environment in the design of the Hall. While contracting industry leader, Kitchell Corporation, completed the construction phase, which began Dec. 2011.
In celebration of the opening, Casino Arizona launched the Bingo Bonus Days promotion. Now through Dec. 7., registered Player Rewards Club members who play bingo will automatically be entered into daily $1,000 drawings. On Dec. 8, one lucky player will win a brand new Ford Focus.
Casino Arizona’s Bingo Hall is open daily. Evening games run from 6:30 – 10 p.m. Matinee games run Saturday and Sunday 12:30 -3:30 p.m. L8 Nite Bingo offers an exciting nightclub feel every Friday and Saturday night from midnight to 2 a.m. and will feature a live DJ.
Located in Scottsdale, Ariz. at the Loop 101 Freeway and McKellips Rd., Casino Arizona is a central landmark within the emerging Talking Stick Cultural and Entertainment Destination (TSCED). Independently owned and operated by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the property offers visitors more than 100,000 square feet devoted to gaming and entertainment.
Director of Public Relations