Nation | Tribe: Ak-Chin Indian Community (Harrah operated)
15406 North Maricopa Road
Maricopa, Arizona 85239-2819
Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino is a Native American casino located 40 miles south of Phoenix in Maricopa, Arizona. The casino is owned by the Ak-Chin Indians, who contracted with Harrahs to manage its operation. Harrah's is a management brand of Caesars Entertainment.
The Ak-Chin Casino first opened its doors for business on Dec. 27, 1994. A 152-room hotel tower was added in 2011.
In July 2016 Ak-Chin began construction on a major expansion project to add a hotel, a luxury spa, additional gaming space, a conference center, additional restaurants and a parking garage. The project was totally completed in 2019.
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Open 24 hours daily
40,000 square foot casino
1,135 Slot Machines and video poker - get pennies to $25
28 Game Tables - includes Blackjack, Three Card Poker, Pai Gow Poker, Mississippi Stud Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold'em
Bingo - played Tue thru Sun. Call the Bingo Hotline at 480-802-5058.
Agave's Southwestern Restaurant - Breakfast, Lunch (Reopened Jan 2020. See Details
Copper Cactus Grill
Oak & Fork - wine bar and small plate restaurant
The Harvest Buffet- Breakfast, lunch and dinner
The Range - Steak & seafood dinners
529 guest rooms and suites
Hotel is connected to the casino
The Spa at Harrah's Ak-Chin
Open Sunday - Thursday 9am - 6pm, Friday - Saturday 9am - 7pm
Reservations (480) 802-3340
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club
I-10 East to Queen Creek Road (Exit 164), right 16 miles to Maricopa, 1 more mile to casino.
I-10 West to Exit 198, west on Highway 84 to Maricopa Road 12 mi.
Tucson I-10 West to Exit 198, west on Highway 84 to Maricopa Road 12 mi.
Tucson I-10 West to Exit 198, west on Highway 84 to Maricopa Road 12 mi.
May 15, 2020
Harrah's Ak-Chin Hotel and Casino in Maricopa is returning to limited operations today since closing for COVID-19 on March 17. The casino opens at 9 AM and the hotel opens for guest stays tonight.
A press statement released by Robert Livingston, general manager of Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino, reads:
"Over the past several weeks the Tribal Council, along with Caesars management, have been monitoring the situation here in Arizona and across the country, making sure we had the best and most accurate information needed to reopen the casino."
"We look forward to welcoming back our casino guests in the coming days."
To ensure social distancing all slot machines are adequately spaced apart and the blackjack tables will have limited seating. The poker room, keno and bingo remain closed at this time.
The open food and beverage venues are Dunkin Donuts, Copper Cactus, Chop Block & Brew and Agaves. The others are closed.
The events and conference center, spa and fitness center will remain closed until further notice.
January 26, 2020
Harrah's Ak-Chin Resort and Casino has reopened Agave's Restaurant after a 4-month renovation and modernization. The new restaurant completes the 3-year, multimillion dollar expansion project at the resort and highlights the celebration of its 25th anniversary.
Agave's Restaurant is open every day from 7AM to 2PM serving breakfast and lunch. Breakfast items include Sonoran-style breakfasts with machaca con huevos and a chorizo con queso omelets, as well as traditional American eggs and pancakes. Lunch includes tacos and burritos you build yourself as well as hamburgers, sandwiches and salads.
Robert Livingston, Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino's general manager, spoke at the restaurant's grand reopening:
The re-opening of Agave's Restaurant is the final chapter of our multimillion-dollar expansion project that touched practically every inch of the Harrah's Ak-Chin property. Now that we have completed the expansion and celebrated our 25th anniversary, we will continue our 'play for all' philosophy into the coming year."
April 14, 2019
Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino has expanded from a casino into a resort with the completion of its three-year construction and renovation project.
The following is a summary report of all the new features that have been added to the Ak-Chin Resort and Casino.
HOTEL TOWER - A new 12-story hotel tower has added 229 guest rooms to Ak-Chin. There are now a total of 529 hotel rooms. The expansion also included The Pool at Harrah's Ak-Chin and a pool-side bar.
SPA - The Spa at Harrah's Ak-Chin is a 3,000 square-foot luxury spa with four elegant treatment rooms including a couple's room.
NEW LOBBY - A new lobby portrays the upgrade and elegance intended in the new design of the casino. It is a central entrance to the casino and to the hotel.
GAMING SPACE - The total gaming space at Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino has been expanded to 40,000 square feet.
NEW BINGO HALL - The bingo room has 430 seats and offers 200 electronic bingo handheld devices. The location is near the main casino and the entrance to the parkiing garage.
NEW RESTAURANTS - Oak & Fork is a new restaurant that specializes in pairing sharable small plates with select wines, beers or cocktails.
Chop, Block & Brew is another new restaurant and features a wood-burning mesquite grill for serving gourmet burgers, steaks and prime rib. This is a large restaurant with 3,450 square feet and 159 seating capacity.
The Buffet has been totally renovated and offers American, Mexican, Asian, pizza and pasta dishes. Another 7,607-square-feet have been added to this restaurant.
EVENT CENTER - The Event Center at Harrah's Ak-Chin has scheduled live concerts and other special events. It has seating for 2,000.
SKYBRIDGE - The Skybridge is a 180-feet long, covered walkway that connects the casino to the adjacent Ultra Star Family Entertainment Center, where guest can vist a bowling alley, movie theater, and dining.
PARKING GARAGE - The new parking garage is a multi-level structure with parking spaces for 730 vehicles.
AK-CHIN HISTORY - The history and culture of the Ak-Chin Indians are woven into the design of the Ak-Chin casino, and the Ak-Chin History Center inside the casino displays important events and tribal members.
November 10, 2018
Construction on some projects are being finalized for Harrah's AK-Chin Casino. The casino is located in Maricopa and owned by the Ak-Chin Indian Community. Harrah's was contracted by the tribe to manage the property.
Some recent completion of projects are the parking garage and hotel tower. The garage offers parking for 730 vehicles. The hotel is 12 stories tall and offers 230 guest rooms.
A bridge that guests can walk on will connect the Ultra Star Family Entertainment Center to the casino. The entertainment center offers families activities for all ages. Including a bowling alley, movie theater, and dining.
Next for completion will be renovations to the ballroom, new resort rooms, and a new pool area.
200 direct jobs have been created with the expansion project.
April or May of next year is when the project should be completely finished.
March 27, 2018
The new Ak-Chin Circle Pedestrian Bridge opened today. The walkway provides a comfortable way for guests to move between the Ak-Chin Casino and the UltraStar Multi-Tainment Center.
Before the walkway was built, guests would need to either ride a shuttle bus between the properties or walk across the parking lot.
The pedestrian bridge will make visiting the properties more convenient for guests. It is enclosed and offers air conditioning. While guests walk along the bridge they will also have a view of the Ak-Chin Community. The new walkway is 180 feet long.
This is not the only project for the Ak-Chin Casino. The property is currently undergoing the second phase of the expansion. The hotel is adding an additional tower with 200 guest rooms. When completed there will be over 500 rooms available at the hotel. There will also be a new parking garage with several parking floors. A larger conference and event center offering a ballroom space. A new fitness center and spa. Also a new dining venue that will be named Chop Block & Brew restaurant. Many of these projects are expected to be completed by sometime this summer.
The walkway was designed to make it easier for guests to visit both the casino and the entertainment venue easily.
Located in Maricopa, Arizona the casino has been open for 23 years. This is the first and only Native American owned casino that also has a partner for management that is overseas.
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