The West Valley’s biggest entertainment center is preparing to reopen.

The Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise (TOGE) will reopen Desert Diamond Casino West Valley at 1 p.m. Friday, June 5. TOGE will reopen three other Desert Diamond Casinos near Tucson, Sahuarita and Why (Ajo) the same day.

According to a press release, “As a leader in guest service and safety, TOGE is implementing comprehensive, structural changes in its health and sanitization procedures to offer the highest level of protection for guests, team members and the community.”

Deep cleaning of each property has been underway throughout the suspension of operations.

“Facilities are also being rearranged to accommodate social distancing measures and install protective equipment such as plexiglass shields,” the release said. “New precautions will include temperature scanning of guests and daily screenings of team members for symptoms.

“Masks will be provided and required for both team members and guests.”

The reopening of each location will occur in phases, prioritizing health and safety. Initially, some amenities will remain closed and facility hours will be reduced to allow for daily deep cleanings. Each facility will also temporarily limit occupancy capacity to preserve space for social distancing. 

“On behalf of the entire Desert Diamond Casino family, there is tremendous excitement to welcome our guests back to Arizona’s premier gaming facilities. The fact that we have taken extraordinary safety measures will only enhance our guests’ entertainment experience during this unprecedented time,” said Rudy Prieto, CEO of TOGE.

“Thank you everyone for your patience, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the safest place to play on June 5.”

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