Posted On 30 Apr 2014
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Lady luck was with MariAnne Bort on March 1 when she played Talking Stick Resort’s Wheel of Fortune Triple Spin and won nearly half a million dollars. The Phoenix-native dominated the television-themed slot machine and became the property’s latest jackpot winner, receiving a massive payout of $464,863.92!

“Players visit Talking Stick Resort with the ultimate dream of a big win,” said Ramon Martinez, director of public relations for Talking Stick Resort. “Our facility is no stranger to daily jackpots, but that doesn’t diminish the excitement we feel when a deserving person claims such a huge prize.”

Designed after the popular television program, Wheel of Fortune Triple Spin is one of 700 slot machines offered at Talking Stick Resort. This is the second time the game has been hit since Gerald Allen Phillips, Jr. of Mesa won $5.7 million two years ago. Additional fan favorites featured on the casino floor include Tully’s Treasure Hunt, Texas Dice, Dolly Parton, Cherry Chance and Shining Seven just to name a few.

If guests would like to be eligible to win additional benefits like free slot play, discounted or free hotel accommodations, concert tickets, dining options and much more, just enroll as a Player Reward Card member (it’s free). For more information on membership – call (480) 850-7777 or visit


Talking Stick Resort (TSR) is an AAA Four Diamond Rated Resort and a central landmark within the emerging Talking Stick Cultural and Entertainment Destination (TSCED). Located in Scottsdale, Ariz., just east of the Loop 101 on Indian Bend Road, TSR is locally owned and caringly operated by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. The property offers culturally rich experiences and luxury accommodations throughout its 496 deluxe rooms, 240,000 sq. ft. casino, 11 restaurants and lounges, world-class spa, 650-seat showroom, 25,000 sq. ft. grand ballroom, thriving cultural center and more than 100,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor meeting space.


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