Imagine losing THOUSANDS of dollars because of the damaged caused by a storm to your business. Well this seems to be the case with Talking Stick Resort Casino that has been closed due to the monsoon season here in the valley. It seems that we have been waiting for Talking Stick Resort to open again since the damage has been done from the results of the Monsoon season in the valley. The property features a 98,000-square-foot casino with 700 slot machines and nearly 500 guest rooms, along with several lounges and restaurants and a poolside stage for outdoor concerts.
First Closed from Storm
The Talking Stick Resort was first closed on Aug. 11th, 2018 after the monsoon storm caused a power outage and forced almost 900 people to evacuate. Flooding damaged the first floor of the building as both the main and backup generators failed. It was expected to reopen on Sunday, but the resort announced last week that it would remain closed beyond the initially-expected time frame.
An estimated 200 people were playing on the casino’s 844 slot machines at the time of the outage, according to casino officials. This not only results to the Casino losing money, but potentially losing large sums of money due to the closure from the storm. The storm not only caused flooding due to the monsoon storm about a couple of weeks ago, but it also caused a power outage inside of the building. Talking Stick Resort has since then released the following statement on their website below:
Talking Stick Resort Casino recently announced last Monday (August 20th, 2018) that the casino will not be hosting the following concerts until further notice;
Those performances included ventriloquist Terry Fator on Friday, artists DJ Diesel (a.k.a. Shaquille O’Neal) and Zedd over Labor Day weekend, Canadian musician Burton Cummings on Sept. 7 and rock band Daughtry on Sept. 8. This news also prompted a statement by Talking Stick Resort that is now posted on the website that reads the following:
Different activities, including the Arizona State Poker Championship, the Keno Tournament and the Esports Arizona Red Bull Conquest and the Keno Tournament, were cancelled, postponed or moved to different locations. Guests who have slot machine tickets from the casino on Aug. 10 or 11 were allowed to redeem them at Casino Arizona.