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“Great Place”

Fort McDowell Casino
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Located in the heart of the Southwest, Fort McDowell Casino offers guests gaming excitement, multiple cuisine options, premier hotel accommodations at Wekopa Resort and Conference Center and absolutely amazing views and surroundings. Fort McDowell Casino and Resort features: Fabulous gaming facility with over 900 state-of-the-art slot and video machines, with new machines being added monthly Live keno, blackjack and poker room featuring daily/weekly/monthly tournaments with daily prizes. Bingo players are sure to find their favorite seat in our spacious and award winning 1200+ seat bingo hall, which features the Valleys best daily promotions, highest payouts, and Fort McDowell exclusive multi-progessive game Planet Bingo, plus receive table-side food service in our bingo and poker rooms. Free live entertainment in the Lucky 7 Saloon (Fri - Sun) featuring bands like Mogollon, 9-Ball, Furious George, The Hamptons, Rhythm Edition and many others. And its your place to see every NFL game and UFC fights. When you're ready to break from the gaming, Fort McDowell Casino offers a wide variety of delicious dining options. Chose one of our 5 different casino restaurants: New York Deli - Fresh Brooklyn-style deli sandwiches, plus much more. Café 87 - Casual dining open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, featuring $2.99 Breakfast Bonanza Special. Noodles Sushiya - Hearty Chinese and Vietnamese noodles and sushi menu. Red Rock Buffet - All you can eat buffet dining, including All-You-Can-Eat Crab Legs on select days. Silver Platter - Old fashioned burgers and shakes. Plan your Arizona vacation today! To learn more about Fort McDowell Casino or We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference center please visit us at the website listed above.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Northiam, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Place”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

We visited this Casino several times during our stay in Scottsdale, the staff are very friendly and it has a nice atmosphere, the buffet is excellent and very good value for money, like to give a special mention to the cashier in the buffet who was most pleasant. We won a few dollars on the slots too. Shame about the smoke.

Visited March 2013
1 Thank Rosie1118035
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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Payouts, Great Slots, BAD SMOKE”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

I have to first say this is my home casino here in Arizona. About a half hour drive from Scottsdale, it has the newest slot machines, I almost always win something. They have Michael Jackson, Wizard of Oz, Alice, Mummy, Sex in the City, Judge Judy to name a few. They have a great Bingo Hall and always have cool promotions. Where they have " Opportunity" for bettering themselves is the ventilation system. I swear to all of you I felt like an extra in The Towering Inferno. So much disgusting cigarette smoke just hovering like a menacing cloud. Plus the absolutely rude and thoughtless smokers who hold their cancer sticks at the furthest point away from themselves, usually near your machine. I always want to tell them " Hey you wanna pay $12 a pack to kill yourself keep that thing in your space" Cafe 87 has really good food at really good prices, but the service is always very very slow. You are often given a pager to wait for a table, when you can clearly see 6 or more empty ones. The staff is very friendly,but something is very very wrong with the way this restaurant is run. Same goes for The Silver Platter Diner. In the case of The Silver Platter, the food is good and even cheaper $4.50 for a burger and fries. Problem is you wait up to 20 minutes or more for it, and the number system they use is not done properly. There is a tv screen to display the numbers that are ready, but the staff does not use it. Instead they call out a number that you may or may not hear, about twice. So overall, gaming is great if you dont mind eating clouds of disgusting cig smoke. Food is good, but timing of service is an epic fail.

Visited March 2013
1 Thank KJK85255
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Phoenix, Arizona
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264 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Awesom Crab Feed”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

Go on Friday or Saturday nites. They have an all you can eat crab feed. My brother took me there for some gaming and eats. It is a smaller indian casino but it is very nice inside, has all the standard casino stuff. I even won enough to pay for dinner!

Visited October 2012
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San Diego, California
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114 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Unfriendly rednecks”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

This place is full of regulars who will try to drive you nuts. It is old and smelly, and the ventilation sucks. The dealers are extremely unfriendly and will not give you the time of day if you do not know them.

Visited June 2012
1 Thank KMartinGardner
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Phoenix, Arizona
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30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Just a casino”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

All of the casino's here in Phoenix are on a reservation, they just don't pay. This casino has several places to eat and most of the food is pretty good. Also on weekends there are bands that preform and all for free. We went last New Year's and that had a great band, balloon drop all for free.

Visited November 2012
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