We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort

Fort McDowell, Arizona

About the Project

Type: Casino, GamingParking Garage

Contractor: Kitchell Contractors

Company Role: Construction Manager at Risk,

Location: 10438 Wekopa Way, Fort McDowell, Arizona

Year Completed: 2020


The new casino expansion 30 miles east of Phoenix, Arizona, raises the bar for gaming choices in the region. Consisting of a 210,000 SF casino and connecting four-story, 482-space, 207,000 SF parking structure, the development provides a unique, state-of-the-art gaming experience.

The casino offers 923 slot machines, 24 table games, a live poker room, a high-limit slot room, and a unique 1,345-seat bingo hall that incorporates the latest technology with LED flashboards. The facility improves guest comfort and convenience by connecting the new casino floor with the existing AAA four-diamond We-Ko-Pa Resort Hotel and Conference Center. The existing hotel and new expansion are linked together by a tribal-themed garden court.

The development features WKP Bar – a sports bar with an entertainment stage and sports memorabilia on display, a patio lounge, fine dining, a 270-seat buffet with live cooking stations, a retail gift shop, and quick-serve food and beverage options. The high-end dining venue, Ember Steakhouse, offers aged beef, a private wine room, display kitchen, private dining rooms, and alfresco seating options.