Casino Del Sol, 5655 W. Valencia Road, Tucson, converted a former nightclub into a new venue, Sol Sports.

     PHOENIX, ARIZ. (Dec. 28, 2021) – It was a sure bet when the Pascua Yaqui Tribe in Tucson, Arizona, selected KatzDesignGroup to design its new sportsbook and poker room at Casino Del Sol.

When Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed the state’s sports betting bill into law in April, Casino Del Sol, 5655 W. Valencia Road, Tucson, decided to convert a former nightclub into a new venue, Sol Sports.

“We made a non-traditional mix of a sports bar with a sportsbook in creating Sol Sports,” said Beth Katz, Principal of KatzDesignGroup. “There are booths for dining, club chairs and couches for groups to watch games on TV monitors and individual betting/seating areas. This mix created a warm but lively game-day betting environment.”

The new poker room.

The spacious sports betting area features a full bar and food service surrounded by jumbo flat-screen TVs and a high-definition viewing wall. Bets can be placed at eight self-service betting kiosks and at six live ticket writer counters.

KatzDesignGroup also transformed a space at the casino into a new poker room. Katz describes it as a leveled-up space with beautiful new custom lighting and custom carpet.

“We are in the process of converting the previous poker room into a video poker gaming space,” Katz said. “As part of the poker room project, we upgraded the adjacent bingo snack bar. “

The poker room, which totals 2,100 SF, opened on Dec. 23. The sportsbook, which totals 3,800 SF, also recently opened.

The architect of record was Mike Hall, Michael Hall Architect, LLC; the general contractor was One Way General Contracting. Key subcontractors included Ardebelli Engineering; LionCraft (custom booths and millwork); and Chris Depasquale (custom lighting).

About KatzDesignGroup:

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