Darren Cooper

Darren Cooper was born and raised in Southern Louisiana, just a short pirogue ride away from New Orleans. He started his journalism career at the New Orleans Times-Picayune and has been a writer and columnist in New Jersey since 1998. He's won 14 statewide press awards and earned his first Associated Press Sports Editors Top 10 award in 2022.

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The Santan Mountain Casino is set to open June 30 in Chandler.

Santan Mountain Casino In Chandler Plans June 30 Opening

With an open floorplan, banquet spaces suitable for large weddings, and a white – yes, white – roulette wheel, the new Santan Mountain Casino in Chandler is aiming to be an entertainment hub for the community when it opens June 30. The public got a first glimpse at the $180 million casino complex last week. […]
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Arizona big lottery winners

Arizona Keeps Trend Going With Two Big Lottery Winners

The big wins just keep on coming in Arizona. Less than two months after hosting Super Bowl LVII, the Arizona Wildcats winning the PAC-12 basketball tournament (we won’t talk about March Madness though) two more big winning lottery tickets were sold in the state on the same night, just 40 miles apart. A $265,000 Triple […]
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