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.

 

 

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