Phoenix casino guide: Lone Butte Casino

Jennifer McClellan
The Republic |
Lone Butte is easily accessible from the Loop 202 SanTan freeway off the Kyrene Road exit.

Lone Butte is easily accessible from the Loop 202 SanTan freeway off the Kyrene Road exit. Its 750-seat bingo hall is popular and is open in the morning and from early evening to late at night. Starting in October, look out for Bingo Millions, in which players could win $1 million. The casino has an events center for weddings and corporate gatherings.

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Opened: 2008.

Casino: More than 800 slot machines, 24 table games, electronic roulette, electronic craps and a bingo hall.

High-limit gaming room: Yes, slots.

Casino smoke scale: 3.5 out of 5, with 5 being the smokiest.

Buffet: Sunday Brunch at Cities Bar & Grille features an omelet station, carving station, waffles, blintzes, pasta and desserts. Dine for $24.99 ($19.99 with a Players Club card). $11.99 for age 12 and younger.

Best place to eat in the casino: Head to the food court where you can order orange chicken at Panda Express; barbecue pulled-pork burger at Dick Clark's American Bandstand; or a bacon, turkey and ham sandwich at Broadway Deli.

Splurge restaurant: Cities Bar & Grille. Oysters, lamb chops and filet mignon are among the offerings. Get a prime-rib dinner on Friday and Saturday nights.

Late-night munchies: Cafe 24/7, where you can get chicken wings, chicken soup or fried chicken platter 24 hours a day.

Best spot for a drink: Lucky’s, the Irish-themed bar where you can sip scotch, play video poker and watch sports.

Best place to watch sports: Big City Sports Lounge. Wall-to-wall TVs surround you while you play at one of the dozen table games or video-poker progressives. You also can order Nathan’s Famous hot dogs and check out autographed basketballs and other sports memorabilia on display.

Gift-shop essentials: None.

Gift-shop souvenirs: None.

Bonus attraction: Cascades Lounge has live music, dancing and reverse happy hour.

Details: 1077 S. Kyrene Road. 800-946-4452, 

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