Phoenix casino guide: Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino

Dawn Gilbertson
The Republic |
A worker at the Vee Quiva Casino.

Vee Quiva is in the middle of nowhere by most definitions, more than 10 miles away from Interstate 10 in an area still dotted with farmland, which makes it a perfect, tucked-away getaway. The hotel and casino opened in 2013, bringing new restaurant and entertainment options to the southwest Valley. Vee Quiva is more boutique hotel than resort, a smaller Wild Horse Pass. It's plush and modern, with big-screen TVs and bathrobes in guest rooms room and plenty of Vegas flavor in the casino, perfect for a girls or couples getaway. Don't miss the artsy Arizona images on every hotel room door.

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Opened: 2013.

AAA rating: 4 diamonds (out of 5).

Rooms: 90.

Room with a view: Book a poolside room with a patio.

Resort fee: None.

Pool scene: The pool is small, like the hotel, but classy, with a hot tub and bar.

Golf: None.

Spa: None.

Casino: 100,000 square feet, with 950 slot machines, 36 table games, 16 poker tables, 550-seat bingo hall.

High-limit gaming room: No.

Casino smoke scale: 2.5 out of 5, with 5 being the smokiest.

Buffet: No.

Best place to eat in the casino: The food court's choices include Fatburger, Panda Express and Dunkin Donuts, but the best bet is Los Reyes de la Torta. Order the carne asada tacos.

Splurge restaurant: Ditka's, named for the legendary Chicago Bears head coach, features steak, seafood and pork chops.

Late-night munchies: Coffee Shop 24/7.

Best spot for a drink: VQ Live, which has indoor and outdoor bars plus fire pits and views of the Estrella Mountains. Don't miss the Monday-Thursday happy hour.

Best place to watch sports: Square Bar, which also has a Monday-Thursday happy hour.

Gift-shop essentials: $2 for water or soda.

Gift-shop souvenirs: Ditka cigar ($8.99).

Bonus attraction: Don't miss the artsy Arizona images on every hotel-room door.

Details: 15091 S. Komatke Lane. 800-946-4452,

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