Bingo fans have a new place to play today thanks to the new Kitchell-built 1,000-seat bingo hall at Casino Arizona at the 101 and McKellips in Scottsdale.
The 26,000-square-foot addition represents the reintroduction of bingo into the gaming operations of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) which also owns and operates the Four-Diamond rated Talking Stick Resort. Tucson-based Seaver Franks Architects designed the state-of-the-art Bingo Hall.
“The Community is pleased to offer a new venue of entertainment for our guests,” said SRPMIC Vice President Martin Harvier. “Our partners on the project have built and designed a facility that will be enjoyed by all.”
“This is an exciting day for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community,” said Kitchell Native American Division Vice President Brad Gabel. “We are thrilled to have played a role in bringing this facility to life, a great entertainment addition to the area. Good luck to all the bingo players out there!”
The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community is a sovereign community located in the metropolitan Phoenix area. Bounded by the cities of Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa and Fountain Hills, the Community encompasses 52,600 acres, with 19,000 held as a natural preserve. With two distinct backgrounds and cultures, the Community is comprised of two Native American tribes: the Pima, “Akimel O’Odham” (River People) and the Maricopa, “Xalychidom Piipaash” (People who live toward the water).