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“The casino workers are less than friendly to the new player”

Fort McDowell Casino
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Located in the heart of the Southwest, Fort McDowell Casino offers guests gaming excitement, multiple cuisine options, premier hotel accommodations at Wekopa Resort and Conference Center and absolutely amazing views and surroundings. Fort McDowell Casino and Resort features: Fabulous gaming facility with over 900 state-of-the-art slot and video machines, with new machines being added monthly Live keno, blackjack and poker room featuring daily/weekly/monthly tournaments with daily prizes. Bingo players are sure to find their favorite seat in our spacious and award winning 1200+ seat bingo hall, which features the Valleys best daily promotions, highest payouts, and Fort McDowell exclusive multi-progessive game Planet Bingo, plus receive table-side food service in our bingo and poker rooms. Free live entertainment in the Lucky 7 Saloon (Fri - Sun) featuring bands like Mogollon, 9-Ball, Furious George, The Hamptons, Rhythm Edition and many others. And its your place to see every NFL game and UFC fights. When you're ready to break from the gaming, Fort McDowell Casino offers a wide variety of delicious dining options. Chose one of our 5 different casino restaurants: New York Deli - Fresh Brooklyn-style deli sandwiches, plus much more. Café 87 - Casual dining open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, featuring $2.99 Breakfast Bonanza Special. Noodles Sushiya - Hearty Chinese and Vietnamese noodles and sushi menu. Red Rock Buffet - All you can eat buffet dining, including All-You-Can-Eat Crab Legs on select days. Silver Platter - Old fashioned burgers and shakes. Plan your Arizona vacation today! To learn more about Fort McDowell Casino or We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference center please visit us at the website listed above.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
222 reviews
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“The casino workers are less than friendly to the new player”
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Haven't played the slots so needed some instruction, two workers acted like if you don't know how to play, go home but one staff member was very helpful. The Red Rock Buffet is average at best for the all you can eat crab dinner. We won't be returning for that although may try their Tues buffet to see if that is any better. Food was lukewarm. However the sunset as you drive down 87 back to Scottsdale are spectacular and worth the drive even if the food was mediocre and the slots experience less than memorable. Did like the "free play" you receive when you join their player's club.

Visited January 2014
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Georgetown, Texas
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76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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“After wedding Hotel”
Reviewed 28 February 2014

We love this hotel as we married in Fountain Hills in 2009. It is always fun to visit and it is a great value with excellent staff.

Visited February 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
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“Smoky and limited slots”
Reviewed 27 February 2014

Went there to do the annual swap meet. Was gonna have special breakfast for $1.99 but line was like 2 hours long at the buffet, went back 3 hours and still long. Lots of smokers and love blackjack slots and they have zero.

Visited February 2014
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“love the sushi but SLOW service”
Reviewed 23 February 2014

the casino is just that, but the sushi is awesome! To bad the serve is so slow.been here several times and it is never any different always suer slow and the sushi bar area. if you are a smoker, buy your products here as the prices are way cheaper than in town because it is run by the reservation.

Visited February 2014
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New York City, New York
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“Red hot deal at the Red Rock cafe”
Reviewed 18 February 2014

Ft McDowell's casino has a terrific brunch on Sundays in the Red Rock cafe: $14.50 buys you all you can eat buffet including Salads, shrimp, prime rib, more shrimp, pork tenderloin and chicken and all the sides and deserts galore. And let's now forget the champagne. Worth it even if you are not into casino games.

Visited February 2014
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