Gambler Hits A $500K Jackpot Playing Slots At An Arizona Casino

Written By C.J. Pierre on July 12, 2022 - Last Updated on January 30, 2023

A guest at Desert Diamond Casino’s West Valley location is more than $500,000 richer.

It’s another example of a lucky person in the Grand Canyon State winning big.

News of big wins like this will reel more customers to Desert Diamond Casino West Valley. It has been a hit since opening in 2020.

Anonymous person wins grand progressive jackpot

On July 4, the guest, who wants to remain anonymous hit the grand progressive jackpot. Desert Diamond Casino officials say the guest was playing the Buffalo Diamond slot machine game when they won $521,437.

“On the 4th of July, a lucky, camera-shy winner hit a progressive jackpot of more than half a million dollars playing Buffalo Diamond,” said officials through a statement on the casino’s twitter page. “A huge congratulations on their life-changing win. We love to see it.”

This is the second recent half-a-million-dollar jackpot hit at the popular Arizona casino recently. Two months ago, another guest at the won a $744,340 jackpot playing Three Card Poker.

Desert Diamond Casino West Valley enjoying expanded services

Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment is owned and operated by the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise, an enterprise of the Tohono O’odham Nation. They have three locations in Southern Arizona (Tucson, Sahuarita, and Why) and one in the West Valley in Glendale, AZ.

The opening in February 2020 signaled the end of a years-long battle between the tribe and government officials over the property and the types of games it would have. In 2015, an interim casino opened in the same area. However, it closed on the same day the new property opened up.

The casino features 75,000 square feet of gaming. There is a 36-table poker room, 48 blackjack tables, 1,100 slot machines, live bingo, two bars, a VIP lounge and two parking garages. There are also five restaurants and dining areas, including an upscale steakhouse. Furthermore, the addition of the Desert Diamond Casinos retail sportsbook is also entertaining guests.

Photo by Twitter - Desert Diamond Casino West Valley (@DDCWestValley)
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CJ Pierre is a multimedia journalist currently residing in the Phoenix-Metro Area in Arizona. He has been covering news and sports for over a decade for both online and TV broadcasts. He was born and raised in Minneapolis and an alum of Minnesota State University: Moorhead. CJ has experience as a reporter and videographer and has covered high school, college and professional sports throughout his career. Most notably following Arizona Cardinals, Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Vikings and North Dakota State University football.

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