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“Nothing fantastic”

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: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed September 6, 2017

As in another post, needs to be updated - very outdated & dull....needs newer machines.////they have a lot, but they are the older machines. Band was ok, but wow it was loud - couldn't even hear the machines, let alone talk, We also stayed at the hotel & was disappointed that the hotel was not part of the casino - had to walk a ways to get back & forth....I wanted to stay & gamble longer but hubs didn't think it was safe for me to walk the distance to the hotel by myself, so we left together....didn't see any security around. Wish the hotel & casino were attached together. We also came for the all you can eat lobster buffet at the casino, very disappointed in that, will review that separately

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Reviewed August 27, 2017

good place to have a good time. food is good and has several restaurants to choose from with a variety of food options. gaming pays better in fall & winter months. has security 24 hrs. has events throughout the year, such as showing the fight yesterday, bands and dancing, guests music artists. lots of parking.

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Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

I know this is a casino..the original in the Phoenix area, but you are smacked in the face by smoke the moment you walk in. The ventilation was not the best. The slots were ok. The bar area very small. Live music was playing this Saturday night! Quite good! In my opinion the casino could use some updating. Seemed Tired.

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Reviewed June 21, 2017

We don't gamble much but others seem to think payouts are above average for the valley. Lots of poker players. Machines all seem the same. Did not see any waitress service. Bars are nothing special. At least on this night the band was awful. Look closer to town if just visiting.

Thank R H
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Reviewed May 9, 2017

I spent $40 and didn't win anything. It is a good place just for fun. It's not worth it to spend more even though the majority of the people do. I like the "fishing" game. I am not a serious gambler.

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