Gila River Indian Community opens 4th casino near Chandler

By Ignacio Ventura
Published: Sunday, May 21, 2023 - 5:05am
Updated: Monday, May 22, 2023 - 8:59am

Santan Mountain Casino exterior
Steelman Partners, Gila River Indian Community
Rendering of Santan Mountain, the Gila River Indian Community's fourth casino.

The Gila River Indian Community will open its fourth casino in the Valley next month. Located south of Chandler, the Santan Mountain Casino is expected to have more than 800 slot machines and other amenities in a luxury setting.

Daniela Vizcarra is the public relations manager for Gila River.

“This particular location, everything is very light and bright and white, and that’s something that’s also not typical in casinos. Everything is dark, you know, and it’s just we want people to stay here in the Valley," she said.

According to Vizcarra, the casino will feature the largest sportsbook in Arizona with a footprint of 7,000 square feet.  Gila River Resorts and Casinos is looking to hire 700 employees for various positions at Santan and its other properties.

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