Vee Quiva Hotel and Casino in Laveen Village, Arizona
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The Vee Quiva Hotel and Casino in Phoenix’s West Valley comprises a very large casino and resort complex. It is one of three gaming establishments maintained in Arizona by the Gila River Gaming Company. The huge multi-story casino occupies a complex that includes an associated luxury hotel, several dining facilities and bars and an events center.
The casino is located at: 15091 South Komatke Lane in Laveen, Arizona. Visitors can reach this address off 51st Avenue, approximately five miles south of Baseline Road in the Gila River Indian Community. This review can only briefly address the features of this popular entertainment spot: gaming and promotions, meals, hotel accommodations and entertainment.
Gaming And Promotions
The Vee Quiva Casino, open 24 hours a day, offers a wide variety of casino games, including slots, table games, and a bingo park. Its staff frequently update available games and associated promotional packages to maintain currency.
The casino offers a large selection of slots and video games. With some 950 gaming machines on the premises, guests cannot possibly play all of them during a single visit. The popular games include Red, White and Blue, Double Wild Cherries, Gigantic Dragons and Jumpin’ Jalapenos. Recently, the facility added a holographic game machine version of the popular table attraction Blackjack, replete with a 3-dimensional display. New games arrive on the floor frequently, so the casino keeps pace with trends in slots. Last year, Vee Quiva Casino won an award for Strictly Slots Best of 2014 Native Southwest for providing the best nickel slots and the best 50-cent slots.
The casino includes 36 over-sized table games. It offers a wide assortment of different games, ranging from traditional casino Blackjack and Pai Gow, to table games linked to other Gila River casino holdings for Pai Gow progressive and combined Ultimate Texas Hold’em and Crazy 4 Poker progressive jackpots. There is a separate Play Poker Room furnishing 16 additional Poker tables and eight large screen television sets. Poker tournaments occur there.
Visitors can also participate in bingo games conducted at a huge 550 seat bing hall. The walls in the room contain screens presenting an array of scenery from various National Parks in the United States. Regular bingo sessions occur twice daily at noon and 6:30 p.m., with an additional 11 p.m. session on Saturday night. The Bingo Park sponsors a Senior’s Day on Tuesday, with special discounts for visiting senior citizens.
Visitors to the casino can sign up for a player’s card to win points while playing games at the establishment. The card is valid in the other two Gila River casino’s, Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino and Lone Butte Casino facilities also.
Members of the player’s club can redeem their points for discounts at the Vee Quiva Gift Shop. Cards are available at different levels, from emerald to ruby to gold to platinum. These levels qualify for a 5%, 10%, 15% and 20% discount respectively. (Cigarettes are exempted from the discount as a matter of law.) Gifts available at the store include a wide variety of consumer and luxury selections, including electronic gadgets, designer purses, artisan jewelry and attire.
The casino conducts gaming promotions both monthly and on an ongoing basis. In the past, players have obtained the opportunity to win luxury cars, money, free hotel accommodations, free meals, designer items, stuffed toys and other consumer products. One ongoing promotion concerns Blackjack tournaments conducted on Friday afternoons. There are also promotions connected with the Bingo Park. Player’s Club members receive up to a 50% discount on selected electronic packages there on Saturdays.
Visitors can choose between several dining venues: a formal restaurant, a coffee counter or a casual food court. There are also three lounges and bars on the premises.
The “signature restaurant” at the Vee Quiva complex is called “Ditka’s”. Named in honor of a famous Coach, this facility offers formal meals, with new menu items starting at $10.99. The fare is basically American and Southwest cuisine. Representative offerings include steak, burgers, salads, meatloaf, seafood and ribs. Reservations are recommended during busy periods.
Patrons at the casino can also locate sandwiches, beverages, snacks and other items at a coffee counter. Although Ditka’s closes after hours, the coffee shop remains open on a 24-hour basis.
A third meal option involves visiting the food court area of the complex. Four different fast food providers maintain business there: Panda Express, Fatburger, Los Reyes de la Torta and Dunkin’ Donuts. Each company maintains its own hours. Fatburger remains open on a 24-hour basis on weekends.
There are also at least three lounges with associated bars on the premises. The VQ Live provides martinis and live musical entertainment. It includes an outdoor patio with scenic views of the surrounding Arizona landscape. Musical groups performing in the venue change frequently. Bands such as Rhythm of The Sun Band, Andrea y Los Guys and Powerdrive provide entertainment.
There is a VIP Lounge for the exclusive use of Platinum Player’s Club members. It includes a bar and dancing facilities. In the middle of the casino floor, all patrons may visit the Square Bar, which serves alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
The casino boasts an associated 90-room luxury resort hotel. Tastefully decorated in a Southwestern motif, this facility offers both standard and premium rooms. The latter come with a patio adjoining a modern outdoor pool, with semi-private alcoves and plush pool recliners.
Refrigerators are available for both types of rooms upon request. All rooms in the hotel come with walk in showers, premium Sealy pillow-top mattresses, high quality upgraded sheets and 55″ panel television sets. The hotel furnishes free of charge wireless Internet access, plus complimentary use of hairdryers, ironing boards and irons. It also supplied a variety of personal care items, such as face soap and shampoo.
There is a 6,000 square foot “flexible space” area available for rental at the Vee Quiva complex. Indoor facilities may accommodate banquets, corporate meetings, weddings and other events. The company also rents outdoor space for outdoor receptions, parties, picnics and other special events. Major music and entertainment acts sometimes perform here.
The popular Vee Quiva Hotel and Casino offers numerous visitors many opportunities for fun and recreation.