Desert Diamond to auction contents of shuttered interim casino

Arizona’s Desert Diamond Casinos West Valley is planning to auction the contents of an interim casino that was previously operational until a permanent facility was constructed. 

This sale will include more than 200 items, however, no gaming tables or slot machines will be up for grabs in the online auction, which is available until Monday 19 September at 7pm local time.

In December 2015, Desert Diamond Casinos West Valley opened its 49,000-square-foot interim casino in Glendale Arizona just east of the 101 freeway and Northern Ave. 

The temporary gaming space of Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment, which is owned and operated by the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise, an enterprise of the Tohono O’odham Nation, was home to over a thousand slot machines, a full bar, and a food court. 

It operated as the interim casino for a little over four years until the current 75,000-square-foot entertainment and gaming venue was built.

However, as the property continued to grow, the group has adopted plans to utilise its old interim space for warehousing & storage to support its ongoing operations. Demolition and renovation of the interior is scheduled for early October 2022. 

The contents of the former interim casino must be removed and cleared out before construction can begin, with the venue deciding to conduct an online auction of the remaining assets.

“It is not often the public is invited to purchase items from such a large organisation” said Chris Rushford, Head of Operations for 

“I think this is an amazing opportunity for valley residents to get a chance to buy a piece of the first casino to open in Glendale.”

There are over 200 items up for auction including the complete bar, restaurant equipment, light up signs, kiosks, ceiling mount speakers, surveillance cameras, custom decorative lighting and other decor and casino items. 

“Even though there are no slot machines or gaming tables for auction, there are some amazing and unique items to bid on for businesses and residents alike,” added Rushford.

The online only auction is taking place on and is open for bidding now until Monday September 19th at 7pm. An in person preview that will be held on Monday from 9am until 3pm.