Harrah's Phoenix Ak-Chin Casino Resort is located in Maricopa, Arizona, and is an Indian-owned hotel-casino. Featuring the classic table games blackjack as well as a live poker room, Harrah's Phoenix Ak-Chin Casino Resort is also home to four restaurants and bars.
Revenue for Arizona casinos may be down, but loyalty from senior gamblers is not the reason.
According to figures released this week from the Arizona Department of Gaming, revenue sharing numbers have dropped more than 9 percent in the last year for the 22 casinos in Arizona. But judging from steady attendance on bus tours from Sun City and Sun City West, seniors are still spending their discretionary dollars on gambling.
"We have very loyal customer base that likes to spend their entertainment dollars on casino gaming, and we've maintained a lot of those customers," said Mike Kintner, director of marketing at Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino. "Our demographic is 55-plus (and) we're primarily slots oriented, slots player dominant. Slots are the bulk of our business, and that seems to cater to seniors."...read the rest
Nearly 200 people were evacuated from a portion of the Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino Sunday afternoon when an air conditioning unit caught fire, a casino spokeswoman said. No one was injured.
Marketing Director Holly O'Brien said officials evacuated the bingo and keno hall when someone spotted smoke about 3 p.m.
Firefighters were called to the scene and the fire was kept small, O'Brien said.
The building is across the parking lot from the main casino, which was unaffected, she said....read the rest