You don't have to go all the way to Las Vegas to get a taste of the high life as a high roller. The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch is one of the most exclusive resorts in the city, and we're lucky to be near some great casinos, too. There are a lot of casinos to choose from, though, so it's easy to feel a little overwhelmed. If a day at the tables playing for high stakes is part of your ideal vacation, here are a couple favorites to get you started:
Casino Arizona is a fun spot for both gambling and nightlife. In addition to poker, blackjack and keno, Casino Arizona offers several popular bingo options, including a quirky nightclub take on bingo that takes this classic game out of grandma territory. There are five different restaurant options, and nighttime entertainment includes a popular concert series devoted to tribute bands. Casino Arizona’s sister property, Talking Stick Resort and Casino, is also conveniently located in Scottsdale and boasts a large casino floor and the state’s largest poker room. Casino Arizona is located right in Scottsdale, so it's a convenient choice to round out your resort stay at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch.
The Lone Butte Casino is located in Chandler, about 25 minutes southwest of Scottsdale. A member of the Gila River Casinos group, Lone Butte has recently been upgraded in its decor and is getting rave reviews. With everything from poker and blackjack to slots and bingo, this casino is for people who are ready to play. A collection of lounges and a low-key concert scene make for a fun evening at the tables.
The Phoenix-Scottsdale area has more than its fair share of exclusive resorts and casinos to explore, and many are within easy reach of The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch. In between your treatments at Luna Spa and some amazing dinners at Kitchen West, you can place your bets and see if you can walk away a big winner.