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Talking Stick Casino Appeals for Patience After Evacuation

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The Talking Stick Casino, in Arizona, has appealed for patience from its customers, following an evacuation of the casino on Saturday the 11th of August. In the early hours of the morning, heavy rains caused the casino to be evacuated. The heavy rains flooded the casino’s power generators and forced the casino to evacuate around 600 people.


Talking Stick Casino Resort

Talking Stick Vows to Return Player Money

Talking Stick is located in Scottsdale, Arizona, which has been experiencing a particularly heavy monsoon season this year. At around 2 in the morning, water from the storms knocked out the power and forced the evacuation of players, hotel guests, and employees. The casino will stay closed until the 19th of August for clean-up. However, what if you were one of the people playing slot games when the lights went out? What happens to the money you had to leave in the machine?

The good news is that officials from the casino have said that they will do everything they can to reunite players with their funds. No money will be seized and donated to charity. It is believed that there were around 200 people playing slots when the power went off. Some players were able to grab their slot tickets and casino chips when they left, and these can be redeemed for cash at Casino Arizona, which is run by the same tribe.

Poker Tournament Cancelled at Talking Stick

Those guests who weren’t able to do so and still have money in the slot machines should still be able to get their funds back. The casino stated that the slot machines are very sophisticated and should retain the information that was on the machine before the power went off. In addition, player loyalty cards will be used, as well as the Talking Stick’s player tracking system. This system should help get the money back to players who don’t have loyalty cards.

The storms also forced Talking Stick to cancel the Arizona State Championships poker tournament. The event was scheduled to begin on the day the evacuations happened. There were about 1000 players signed up, with a prize pool of $1.5 million. The casino had to refund players their buy-ins, but many poker players have complained that they were not reimbursed for their travel expenses.

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Talking Stick Resort and Casino has unveiled the Valley’s largest poker room, boasting 68 tables and surpassing similar venues in Las Vegas. The Arena Poker Room, recently expanded and relocated within the resort, offers a spacious and inviting environment. Alongside the tables, the room features 130 TV screens, an outdoor patio, and a 24/7 restaurant with dining options both within the room and at the tables. The move to enhance the poker room comes after a gaming compact allowed for the addition of more card and table games, prompting Talking Stick to prioritize this popular offering.