Wild Horse Pass celebrates new tower opening in Chandler Jan. 21-22

Gila River Hotels & Casinos is celebrating its new resorts designation as Gila River Resorts & Casinos on Jan. 21-22 at the newly expanded Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino. (Courtesy Gila River Resorts & Casinos)
Gila River Hotels & Casinos is celebrating its new resorts designation as Gila River Resorts & Casinos on Jan. 21-22 at the newly expanded Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino. (Courtesy Gila River Resorts & Casinos)

Gila River Hotels & Casinos is celebrating its new resorts designation as Gila River Resorts & Casinos on Jan. 21-22 at the newly expanded Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino. (Courtesy Gila River Resorts & Casinos)

Gila River Hotels & Casinos is celebrating its new resorts designation as Gila River Resorts & Casinos on Jan. 21-22 at the newly expanded Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino.

The $180 million expansion features new pools and outdoor areas as well as the "Sunrise" tower, an 11-story tower that features 205 new guest rooms and suites.

Kenneth Manuel, CEO of Gila River Resorts & Casinos, said guests can expect an elevated experience with the new brand at all Gila River properties, including Wild Horse Pass and Lone Butte in Chandler; Vee Quiva in the West Valley; and Santan Mountain in the Southeast Valley, which is slated to open in 2023, according to a news release.

“We are truly excited to introduce ourselves as Gila River Resorts & Casinos. Throughout the past several years, we have been creating a destination packed with thrilling entertainment and new ways to play so that guests can come as they are and own their moment,” Manuel said in the release. “From our new Las Vegas-style live table games, exciting nightlife and the addition of our BetMGM Sportsbooks to new fine dining options, spacious rooms and a variety of serene and secluded pools, Gila River Resorts & Casinos provides guests with a casino resort experience like no other.”

Gila River Resorts & Casinos-Wild Horse Pass will host multiple events Jan. 21 and Jan. 22. The weekend will kick off Friday with a sold-out Ludacris concert, and resort guests can also party with Live 101.5 in the Spotlight Lounge from 10 p.m. to midnight, according to the release.


The fun continues Jan. 22 at Wild Horse Pass with several events and promotions. Guests who are enrolled in Gila River’s loyalty program, The Card, are eligible to win $1,000 every hour from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Football fans are encouraged to come to watch the NFL Division games that day at the new BetMGM Sportsbook, according to the release.

Guests are also invited to celebrate the grand opening of the new rooftop restaurant and lounge Prime and 11ven at Prime.