TUCSON, Ariz. (December 2, 2021) – Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment is proud to announce the launch of its Desert Diamond Sportsbook capabilities at its Sahuarita and West Valley locations. The first phase of operations, which will include betting kiosks, went live after a ribbon cutting ceremony with leaders from the Tohono O’odham Nation and the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise.
Through a partnership with Kambi, Desert Diamond Sportsbook will be one of Arizona’s only locally owned operations, unlike most Arizona Sportsbooks which are run by out-of-state corporate entities. Local ownership allows for personalized service, and profits from the operation are reinvested here in Arizona.
The first phase includes six betting kiosks at the Sahuarita location and eight at the West Valley sportsbook. Located adjacent to the two properties’ sports bars, sportsbook patrons can enjoy great food, drinks, and wall-to-wall TV screens while betting on their favorite teams. Sports wagering operations will continue to grow at the Tucson, Sahuarita, and West Valley locations as more kiosks and live over-the-counter service are added. An online sportsbook under the newly created Desert Diamond Mobile LLC will also open in the near future.
“We are thrilled to offer a whole new level of gaming entertainment to our guests,” said Mike Bean, CEO of the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise. “The new Desert Diamond Sportsbook will also add more excitement to our gaming floors, where there is something for everyone to enjoy.”
Bean went on to say, “Hosting our own Sportsbook using the Kambi platform is unique in Arizona and ensures the more personalized service that is the hallmark of Desert Diamond Casinos.”
The launch of the new sportsbooks is the latest in a series of major changes for Desert Diamond Casinos, including:
- Launch of live craps, roulette, and mini baccarat at the West Valley, Sahuarita and Tucson properties
- Expanded gaming areas at the Tucson location’s Monsoon Room and at West Valley
- Re-opening the Bingo Room at the Tucson location for first time since the start of the pandemic
- Resumption of 24/7 operations at Tucson and Sahuarita properties
Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment, with three locations in Southern Arizona (Tucson, Sahuarita, and Why) and one in the West Valley, is owned and operated by the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise, an enterprise of the Tohono O’odham Nation. Additional information can be found at www.ddcaz.com or by calling 866-DDC-WINS. Follow Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment on Twitter (@DiamondCasinos), Facebook (@DDCAZ), and Instagram (@DiamondCasinos).
Kambi is a provider of premium sports betting services to licensed B2C gaming operators. Their services encompass a broad offering from front-end user interface through to odds compiling, customer intelligence and risk management, built on an in-house developed software platform. Kambi employs more than 950 staff across offices in Malta (headquarters), Australia, Philippines, Romania, Sweden, the UK and the United States.