Arizona’s Desert Diamond Casinos West Valley announced Thursday plans to sell the contents of its former interim casino in a public auction. The Glendale gaming venue first opened its doors in December 2015 as a 49,000-square-foot transitory property just east of the 101 freeway and Northern Ave until the current casino opened.
Now, as Desert Diamond Casinos West Valley continues to grow, it plans to use the old interim casino as warehousing and storage space to support its current operations. Demolition and renovation of the interior space are scheduled for early October 2022.
In the meantime, the contents of the former casino must be removed before the process begins, for which Desert Diamond has decided to conduct an online auction of the remaining assets and open it up to the general public and valley residents.
Chris Rushford, Head of Operations for LocalAuctions.com, said: “It is not often the public is invited to purchase items from a large organization. I think this is an amazing opportunity for valley residents to get a chance to buy a piece of the first casino to open in Glendale.”
The casino’s interior.
There are over 200 items up for auction including the complete bar, restaurant equipment, light up signs, kiosks, ceiling, mount speakers, surveillance cameras, custom decorative lighting and other decor and casino items.
Rushford pointed out that there are no slot machines or gaming tables for auction. However, “there are some amazing and unique items to bid on for businesses and residents alike,” he stated.
The online-only auction is taking place on LocalAuctions.com and is open for bidding now through Monday, September 19 at 7 pm. There is an in-person preview that will be held on Monday from 9 am until 3 pm for anyone that would like to see the items before placing a bid.
Participants must register on LocalAuctions before placing a bid. Registration and bidding is free, and all lots have a $5 starting bid. Winners are required to pick up and remove their items by Friday, November 23.
Desert Diamond Casinos West Valley’s interim casino was home to over a thousand slot machines, a full bar, and a food court. It operated as a transitory venue until the current 75,000-square-foot entertainment and gaming venue was built.