This place has a good mix of older reel shots and the latest video slots. Like most of the AZ tribal casinos they have penny slots but most have the 100 line one per line button as the min bet so they are really fancy dollar machines. Fort McDowell is better place than most of the Casino Az or Gila River casinos who really put the hurt on min bets. The food deals here remind me of Vegas and are far better deals than other casinos in the Phoenix area. The slot club isn't as good as it was a few years back but still you can get discounts from having their card at the food locations in the building. Cafe 87 is bar far the best food and deal here. The hotel has top notch rooms and during the summer has rates to beat the heat and we stay there a few times each summer.
This is our favorite of any of the reservation casinos in the Phoenix area. They feature $1 draft beers at the main casino bar, and a great mix of machines that do seem to pay well on most occasions we've been.
If you are planning on eating at the casino, do NOT even consider the buffet... we've gone twice, and both times we were horribly ill and the food is mediocre at best. The sit-down cafe, however, does have pretty good food at a great value, and there is also an Asian Noodle bar in the non-smoking area.
Try to avoid going on a Friday-Sunday, or be prepared to wait a while for a machine...
If you're in the area and want a nice place to go and unwind, we recommend Fort McDowell.
Save Yourself for one of Arizona's Better Casino's!!! Horrible Food & Beverage Service. Lack of Management! We even faced discriminatory issues, while visiting! Dirty appearance, nasty table staff in the Red Rock Buffet. Not all you could eat, was all you could stand in line for. I have been going to this casino since it opened it's doors. Not anymore. Couldn't get a call back from anybody, so I can't imagine any effort, or interest, in the way they handle day to day operations. Nasty, just nasty group of people. I agree getting worse every year. I won't go back, but will fill review sights, to warn others.
Fort McDowell Casino is our favorite resorts in Arizona. The Radisson has specials available online for discounts so that everyone can afford to stay here. Players can relax, eat, play and more at the Fort anytime.
The Food is exceptionally good at the Fort, we enjoy the Discounts with our players club card, and the Promotions are the best! The Lucky 7 Saloon has great bands Fridays and Saturdays.
Great customer service throughout the Casino. We highly recommend Fort McDowell Casino.