Posted On 20 Jul 2016
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Mark Boisclair Photography, Inc.Talking Stick Resort invites guests to escape the heat by visiting the property for some indoor fun. The AAA Four Diamond resort is celebrating summer with various promotions and an exclusive Summer Playcation package. With a minimum two-night stay, guests will receive a daily $25 food and beverage credit that can be redeemed at the Blue Coyote Cantina, the pool and Blue Coyote Café. Stays are available now through Sept. 30, 2016 and the special rates apply Sunday – Thursday.


Ride on the Wild Side, a summer promotion that offers gamblers the opportunity to win one of eight 2016 Ford Mustangs or a share of up to $72,000 in cash prizes, kicks off July 1, 2016. Guests can participate in the promotion by using their Player Rewards Club (PRC) card at the resort—as well as sister property Casino Arizona—all summer long through Aug. 25, 2016.


Each Thursday, five winners will be randomly selected and given an opportunity to draw a car key from a bag. The person who snags the gold key will become the proud new owner of a 2016 Ford Mustang.


Talking Stick_AZ-ST2013-Tournament opens - CopyThe remaining four players will still be in luck as they will be able to select a board game piece and earn a cash prize ranging from $500 to $3,000 and Power PERC$ (free slot play).


Drawings will take place every Thursday at 7 p.m. and the schedule will be as follows:

Casino Arizona – July 7, July 21, Aug. 4 and Aug. 18

Talking Stick Resort – July 14, July 28, Aug. 11 and Aug. 25


Registration for a PRC card is free. To learn more information or to sign up to become a PRC member, visit the Players Reward Club desk at either property or


“Our Ride on the Wild Side promotion is an annual favorite,” said Ramon Martinez, director of public relations for Talking Stick Resort. “There’s so much excitement leading up to each drawing and truly anyone can win. Guests only need to use their Player Rewards Club card and they can go home with a brand new car or a large cash prize.”


Poker Tournament offers over $1,000,000 in Prize Pool!

Poker fans will have an opportunity to showcase their skills as well in Talking Stick Resort’s 12th Annual Arizona State Poker Championship this fall. The No Limit Hold “Em tournament will take place in The ARENA Poker Room on Aug.12-16, 2016 and registration is currently under away. The match is open to poker experts and beginners alike and will feature a prize pool of more than $1 million.


“The 12th Annual Arizona State Poker Championship is a staple in the gaming industry and each year, the level of talent continues to grow,” said Tom Young, director of poker for Talking Stick Resort. “The tournament is full of various twists and turns and you never know who is going to win until the final hand is played. Last year’s event featured 1,580 competitors and we anticipate the 2016 tournament will have an even bigger turnout.”


Challengers can partake in the fun with just a $1,100 buy-in. Each competitor will begin the match with $16,000 in tournament chips and will have the option of purchasing an additional $10,000 chips for $30. The multi-day match will begin at 9 a.m. on Aug. 12, 13, 14, 15 and 10 a.m. on Aug. 16, 2016. Players eliminated during the first three days will also have the option to rejoin the game the same day—up until the first break at 11:15 a.m.—or the following morning.


The final round will feature the remaining 10 players and will be emceed by four-time World Series of Poker champion, Tom Schneider. The largest poker room in the state, The ARENA Poker Room, also offers varied fare, serving everything from burgers to sirloin steaks. Players won’t need to curb their appetites as the 2016 tournament will feature one one-hour dinner break on Aug. 12, 13 and 14 from 5:45-6:45 p.m.


The 2015 tournament broke attendance records and featured household poker professionals like Karina Jett, Kenna James and Dennis Phillips. After a battle of wits and gameplay, Vance Fitzgerald was declared the 2015 victor. In addition to the grand title, the resident of Surprise, Ariz. earned a Rolex watch, customized trophy and $253,600 cash prize. His opponents Chad Mizner and Jake Balsiger received trophies and payouts of $189,600 and $134,300 respectively.


Entries are currently being accepted for the 12th Annual Arizona State Poker Championship in The ARENA Poker Room. All participants must submit their $1,100 buy-in during the registration process. To register by credit card or phone, call the Talking Stick Resort Box Office at (480) 850-7734.


To learn more information about the 2016 tournament, visit or call the Poker Board at (480) 850-8693. You must be 21 or older to participate.


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