Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Breaks Ground on New Casino

Aside from two award-winning golf courses, We-Ko-Pa has always offered guests a host of fun activities just off the fairway. From TomCar races and cowboy cookouts at Fort McDowell Adventures, to exquisite dining and luxury accommodations at We-Ko-Pa Resort and Conference Center, We-Ko-Pa is a proverbial playground for adults and kids alike. Good news is it’s about to get even better.

The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation broke ground on a new, 166,000-square-foot casino on June 29, 2018 which will eventually replace the existing casino when construction is complete in 2020. The existing casino building will remain in place, but will be used for another purpose yet to be announced.

Players can try their luck at all the casino games they’ve come to expect from Arizona gaming facilities including poker, blackjack, Texas Hold’em and roulette, all with a new and fresh casino floor, modern contemporary décor and upscale amenities.

“This exciting project will set a new standard for quality entertainment in the Northeast Valley while providing economic security to our tribal government,” said Tribal Council President Bernadine Burnette. “We’re thankful that our past success enables us to make this investment in the future of our tribe and our region.”

Part of that success is We-Ko-Pa Golf Club, which boasts the No. 1 (Saguaro) and No. 10 (Cholla) public golf courses in Arizona according to Golfweek, and is routinely considered among the very best golf facilities in the southwest.

Take a look at the video to see renderings of the brand new Fort McDowell Casino.

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