How to get deals, discounts at metro Phoenix casinos

Amanda Etchison
The Republic |


Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino | Of all the casino hotels in metro Phoenix, Wild Horse Pass feels the most like Las Vegas, right down to their trendy nightclub and the showroom that attracts national acts.

Whether you're a visitor to Arizona or a Phoenix resident, we have the inside scoop on how to snag the best deals, discounts and promotions at casinos around the Valley, including Casino ArizonaDesert Diamond CasinoLone Butte Casino, Vee Quiva Hotel and Casino, Wild Horse Pass Hotel and CasinoHarrah’s Ak-Chin Hotel and Casino, Talking Stick Resort and Casino, and Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino.

Deals at multiple casinos

For military members/veterans

Veterans and members of the military who stop by Casino Arizona or Talking Stick Resort on the 11th of each month from through October will receive $10 in Power PERC$. Participants must show their Player Rewards Club Card and a valid military ID or state-issued ID with the “veteran” designation.

For new Players Club members

Get $10 free bonus play when you sign up for the Players Club at Lone Butte Casino, Vee Quiva Hotel and Casino or Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino. If you provide your email address, you can get $5 of free bonus play.

When you earn 50 points on your sign-up day, you’ll get $15 bonus play. If you get to 100 points on the day of sign-up, you’ll get an additional $20 bonus play. And if you get to 200 total points on your first day, you’ll get an additional $50  bonus play.

For seniors

Free breakfast

In addition to other perks and rewards you get when you sign up for a Players Rewards club card, you win breakfast from Casino Arizona or Talking Stick Resort when you earn at least 250 points on slots 2-10 a.m. Monday through Thursday.

Free shuttle service

Hop a ride to Lone Butte Casino, Vee Quiva Hotel and Casino or Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino from several locations around Phoenix. The free shuttle service runs Tuesday through Friday. Passengers receive $10 in free bonus play just for riding, and more perks are offered if you book seats as a group. Reservations are required, and some restrictions may apply.

More information and a shuttle schedule can be found on the Lone Butte, Vee Quiva or Wild Horse Pass websites.

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Casino Arizona

524 N. 92nd St., Scottsdale. 480-850-7777,

Happy-hour specials 

Enjoy happy-hour specials 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the Arizona Room Patio Grill, which serves Southwestern staples.

For Gen X

L8 Nite Bingo, plus Hot Potato 

Get ready for L8 Nite Bingo, which offers prizes after midnight on the second and last Saturday of each month through December. Doors open at 10 p.m., and play begins at midnight.

Present your Player Rewards Club card when you sign up for a drawing conducted at the beginning of each session. One name will be drawn for each L8 Nite game every Saturday, meaning 15 winners will be announced.

Thursday: Latin Fire dance nights

Get on your feet and get ready to dance the night away for free 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Make sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Lessons are held in the Arizona Room Patio Grill.

For seniors

Wednesday: Bingo Senior Day

Guests 50 years and older who are Player Rewards Club members can get three-for-one bingo packs (electronic items only) every Wednesday.

Gaming deals

Bingo bonus game

Purchase bingo packages on any bingo session at Casino Arizona and receive a ticket that you can redeem for two single-face bingo cards. Use the cards during the monthly Bonus Game, which is scheduled for matinee and evening sessions on the second Sunday of every month. Each month, the Bonus Game winner will receive a prize of $500. This promotion occurs every month until December.

Bingo hot seats

Sign up for any matinee or evening bingo session with your Player Rewards Club card on the last Sunday of each month and buy a bingo pack to be entered to win a Bingo Hot Seat drawing. Five winners will be chosen during the matinee and evening sessions to claim $100. A list of dates for the Bingo Hot Seats drawing is on the Casino Arizona website. The promotion ends on Dec. 25, 2016.

Bouncing Bingo Machine

When you use your Player Rewards Club card to purchase bingo packages on Friday, you get a chance to play a bingo machine. Win prizes associated with each game if your card is a winner on the bingo machine. A set number of names will be drawn throughout matinee and evening sessions. Check the Casino Arizona website for details.

Tuesday Bingo BOGO

Player Rewards Club members can get three bingo packs (electronic items only) for the price of one every Tuesday.

The Desert Diamond Casino West Valley opened in December 2015.

Desert Diamond Casino

9431 W. Northern Ave., Glendale. 866-332-9467,

For military members/veterans

Military appreciation program

Sign up for the Tribute Card for $10 free play on the first and 15th of every month. Additionally, enjoy 15 percent off in the food court and receive information on special Tribute Card events.

Tribute Tournaments

Enjoy free entry for Tribute Card members on holidays like Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day and Veterans Day. Tournaments are 2-4 p.m. and include cash prizes: $2,000 for first place, $1,000 for second place and $500 for third place.

Harrah's Ak-Chin | This 300-room hotel opened near Maricopa with 148 rooms in 1994 and has long catered to the senior-citizen market.

Harrah’s Ak-Chin

15406 Maricopa Rd., Maricopa. 480-802-5000,

For Gen X

$200,000 home giveaway 

Looking to move or to renovate around the house? Harrah’s Ak-Chin is giving away $200,000 cash to one Total Rewards member. Guests can gather entries every Saturday until 11:30 p.m Dec. 31, 2016.

More details on how to receive entries based on your Total Rewards tier are found on the Harrah’s Ak-Chin website.

For seniors

Free shuttle service 

A free shuttle service is offered to transport guests 21 years and older to Harrah’s Ak-Chin. The shuttle has multiple stops in Phoenix and Tucson, and Total Rewards members receive $10 in free slot play when they ride the shuttle, which picks up its passengers in the morning and returns in the afternoon or early evening.

Pick-up and drop-off times and locations can be found on the “Free Ride, Free Play” online guide. Reservations in the Phoenix area can be made by calling 480-649-6306. Reservations for the Tucson area can be made by calling 520-743-4386.

Senior sunrise

Guests 55 and older get a guaranteed $5 in free slot play when they enter their Total Rewards card into any slot machine 6-8 a.m. Thursdays until December. Seniors can also receive a small coffee and three “Munchkins” at Dunkin’ Donuts from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

Even more deals

Total Rewards program

Total Rewards members can redeem credits at a variety of Ceasars Entertainment locations, including nearly 40 resorts and casinos nationwide. Credits can be used for gaming, entertainment, dining, golf, shopping, spas, hotel accommodations and more.

Check the Harrah’s Ak-Chin promotions page for monthly updates.

Lone Butte Casino | This property doesn't have a hotel, but it does have 24 table games with limits of $5 to $1,200, including blackjack, poker and more; more than 800 slot machines; and a 750-seat bingo hall.

Lone Butte Casino

1077 S. Kyrene Rd., Chandler. 1-800-946-4452,

Happy hour specials

Enjoy half-off well drinks and $3 domestic beers and house wines throughout the casino 4-7 p.m. Monday-Friday.

For military members/veterans

Military Mondays

Players Club members who show a valid ID and proof of military service can win up to $100 in free bonus play 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays. They can also enjoy a 15 percent discount on select food purchases.

For millennials

B.A.D. Bingo After Dark

The party starts at 10:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday at Lone Butte for B.A.D. or “Bingo After Dark.” The bingo starts at 11:30 p.m., but arrive early to enjoy drink specials, a light show and live entertainment by DJ Sonny on Friday and DJ Rockin’ Rob on Saturdays. For both days, $5,600 cash is guaranteed to be handed out by the end of the night.

For seniors

Boomers Donut Club

Open to Players Club members ages 50 and older, the Boomer’s Donut Club offers a free donut and beverage at Cascades Lounge 7-11 a.m.  Tuesdays.

Sunday Brunch

Enjoy discounted brunch 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays at Cities Bar & Grille. Brunch is $19.99 with your Players Club card or $24.99 without. Children ages 12 and under are $11.99. Pricing may vary on holidays.

The 15-story resort is impossible to miss from the Loop 101. Guests receive a lineup of activities when they check in, featuring dining, lounge hours, entertainment, specials, casino happenings, upcoming events and a little history.

Talking Stick Resort 

9800 Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale. 480-850-7777,

Happy-hour specials

Ocean Trail

Lunch specials at the Creole seafood restaurant are available Monday through Friday, with happy hour 4-7 p.m. Stop in on Tuesdays for $4 Bacardi Hurricanes.

Palo Verde Lounge

The popular meeting spot has happy hour 4-7 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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Shadows Lounge

Happy hour is 4-7 p.m. Monday-Friday at the lounge, which features specialty martinis and cocktails and a selection of fine cigars.

For seniors

Free shuttle service

The round-trip Lucky Express shuttle leaves the resort and makes connections at Fashion Square Mall and other popular attractions in Scottsdale. The round-trip bus route takes about 30 minutes and the shuttle seats 30 people. You'll need a ride voucher to ride, which are free with a Players Rewards Club card or available for purchase at the gift shop for $10.

Riders under the age of 21 are free when accompanied by an adult. The shuttle runs 4 p.m.-midnight Sunday-Thursday and 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino | This $135 million property opened in 2013, replacing a casino built in 1994. The new venue has an open and airy gambling floor.

Vee Quiva Hotel and Casino

15091 S. Komatke Ln., Laveen. 1-800-946-4452,

For military members/veterans

Swipes for soliders

Active or retired military members can swipe their Players Card once 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays to  instantly win up to $100 in free bonus play. Additionally, guests who show proof of military service can get a 15 percent off voucher that is good for food, beverage and retail items.

For millennials

Bingo Eclipse

Pay $10 for 10 bing games 11 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturdays. A DJ provides plenty of music for dancing, and $3 beers and $6 drink specials are available.

For seniors

Forever Young Tuesdays

Guests over age 50 who sign up for the Players Club receive free coffee and six “Munchkins” at Dunkin Donuts from 7 a.m. to noon Tuesdays. Other deals include $100 in free bonus play for five winners at 11 a.m.

Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino | Of all the casino hotels in metro Phoenix, Wild Horse Pass feels the most like Las Vegas, right down to their trendy nightclub and the showroom that attracts national acts.

Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino

5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler. 1-800-946-4452,

For military members/veterans

Swipes for soldiers, Warrior Wednesdays

Active or retired military members can swipe their Players Card at 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays to instantly win up to $100 in free bonus play. Additionally, guests who show proof of military service at the Players Club can get a 15 percent off voucher for select outlets on Wednesdays.

For seniors

Club 55 Mondays

Sign up for a Players Club Card when you arrive and get a $5 food coupon. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., earn an additional $10 for food when you earn 20 points. Live entertainment by DJ Danny Davis is scheduled.

All food coupons must be used by 5 p.m. on the same day that they are earned.

Gaming deals

“This Is How We Roll”

Swipe your Players Card at the kiosk to instantly win between $5 and $1,000 in free bonus play.

“You Play, We Pay”

Get a set monetary amount of free bonus play for points won on the slot machines 6 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Tuesdays. Promotion rates are listed on the Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino website.

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