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Gila River Gaming Enterprises

History

Gila River Casinos are located on the Gila River Indian Community in the state of Arizona. The Gila River Indian community is divided into (7) seven different colonies; they are listed as follows:

  • District 1 Blackwater
  • District 2 Sacaton Flats (Hashan Kehk)
  • District 3 Sacaton
  • District 4 Santan
  • District 5 Casa Blanca
  • District 6 Komatke
  • District 7 Maricopa Colony

Definition of Names:

Wild Horse Pass: Wild Horses ran through and around the current site.
Vee Quiva: Derived from Pima & Maricopa words meaning “Mountain West.”
Lone Butte Casino Area location (Lone Butte industrial Park and community): The name is also a tribute to “original” casino previously located in same area.

Gila River Gaming Enterprises, Inc. History:

1993

  • Gila River Indian Community signed gaming compact

1994

  • Original Lone Butte Casino opened May 25 (6,800 sq.ft.)
  • 1 Deli
  • 271 Slot Machines

1995

  • Original Wild Horse Pass Casino opened in a temporary structure on June 3rd (66,000 sq.ft. sprung white Tents)
  • 500 slot machines
  • 1 Deli
  • 1 Restaurant
  • 25 seat live Keno
  • 1500 Seat Bingo Hall

1997

  • Original Wild Horse Pass Casino Opened on November 15 (Permanent Site) 167,400 sq. ft. Architectural tribute to the Hu Hu Kam Casa Grande Ruins
  • 500 slot machines
  • 1500 seat Bingo Hall
  • 50 Poker Tables - one of the largest poker rooms in AZ
  • Non-alcoholic sports lounge
  • 30 seat live Keno
  • 2 Delis located in the Bingo Hall and Slot floor
  • 1 Restaurant: "Wind Dance Restaurant"
  • 1 retail gift shop

1997

  • Vee Quiva Casino Opened on December 17 (Permanent Site) 69,000 sq. ft Native American Design / Tribal community names incorporated in name of casino floor areas
  • 500 Slot Machines
  • 500 seat Bingo Hall
  • 10 Poker tables (only poker room on Westside of Metro-Phoenix)
  • 1 Buffet/ Restaurant
  • 1 Food Deli
  • 1 Retail Gift Shop

2002

  • A new Lone Butte Casino opened on January 25 (Lone Butte Industrial Park area)
  • 400 Newest edition slot machines
  • Slot Lovers Deli

2003

  • Zuni Transfer Agreement on June 16
  • 475 Slot Machines

2003

  • 300 New Slots in August
  • 250 New Slots at Wild Horse Pass
  • 50 New Slots at Lone Butte

2008

  • The new Lone Butte Casino opened in November
  • 850 Interactive Slots
  • 24 Blackjack Tables including Pai Gow
  • 6 Restaurants
  • Gift Shop
  • Premiere Players Club
  • Ticket-In/Ticket-Out Slot System
  • Tour Bus To/From Casino

2009

  • The new Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino opened October 30
  • 1,000+ Slot Machines
  • 71 Table Games
  • High Limit Area
  • Dedicated non-smoking area
  • 12,000 square feet of meeting room space
  • 5 Lounges & AIRIA Night Club
  • 1,400 Seat Ovations LIVE! Showroom
  • 100,000 square foot casino
  • Retail Shops
  • 800 Space Parking Garage

2013

  • The new Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino opened July 2nd
  • 950 slot machines
  • 36 table games
  • 16 table play poker room
  • 550 seat bingo park
  • 3 story 90 room hotel
  • fitness center and pool
  • 6 restaurants, 4 bars, and Premium Players Club Lounge.