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Vee Quiva Event Center

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Vee Quiva Event Center

Vee Quiva Event Center

© 2013 Judy Hedding

Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino Street Address:

15091 South Komatke Lane
Laveen, AZ 85339

Directions to the Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino:

The Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino is located in southwest Phoenix, a few miles south of Baseline Road and 51st Avenue. Here's a map and directions to Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino.

General Phone Number:

1-800-WIN-GILA (1-800-946-4452)

About the Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino:

The new and improved Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino (pronounced: vee kwee'-vah) opened in July 2013 not far from the previous location. The new facility incorporates Frank Lloyd Wright inspired architecture and upscale amenities. The 70,000 square foot gaming floor has 950 slot machines, a 16 table poker room, 36 table games and a 550 seat Bingo Park. Restaurants include Ditka’s (founded by legendary NFL head coach Mike Ditka), Fatburger, Dunkin’ Donuts, Panda Express, Los Reyes de la Torta and others.

About the Vee Quiva Event Center:

The entertainment venue at the Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino is a large, single level space that supports different configurations, including concerts and performances, banquets and conference space.

Tickets for the Vee Quiva Event Center:

All guests attending concerts or shows at the Vee Quiva Event Center Showroom must be 21 or older. You can purchase tickets for the concerts and performances:

1. At the Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino Gift Shop.
2. Online through Gila River Casinos.

Discounted tickets are usually offered for people who have an active Players Club card.

Ten Things To Know About Going to a Show at Vee Quiva:

I attended a show at the Event Center at Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino in July 2013 shortly after its opening, and here are some tips and tidbits that might help you before you buy your tickets.
  1. The Event Center is in the right wing, south end, of the complex. The self-parking area to the right of the main entrance (as you are facing the building) is closest to the Event Center.
  2. The parking garage with covered spots is farthest away from the Event Center. The first floor of the garage is all valet parking, but higher levels are self-park.
  3. While smoking in the casino is permitted, the Event Center is far enough away from the main casino floor. Smoking is not permitted in the Event Center.
  4. Bars will be set up outside the Event Center, and you are allowed to take beverages to your seats.
  5. Doors typically open one hour before show time.
  6. The Vee Quiva Event Center is not a theater, like Ovations LIVE! Showroom at Wild Horse Pass. This is basically a ballroom, designed with the capability for stage, lighting and sound appropriate for concerts. There is no balcony here.
  7. The chairs at the Event Center are not your typical banquet chairs -- these are larger and more comfortable, thickly padded on both the seat and the back. At the concert I attended there were about 220 seats set up, and they were nicely spaced with plenty of legroom. Seating configurations and spacing change depending on the show. For a popular show with reserved seats sold in advance, twice as many seats and a tighter configuration may be employed.
  8. Because this is a rectangular ballroom and not a bowl shape, even the seats on the sides are good seats. You won't need binoculars from any seat here.
  9. Seats do not have armrests or cup/drink holders.
  10. Stop in the lounge for live music or at the cafe for coffee and pastries before or after the show. If you are dining at Ditka's before a popular show, make reservations and leave plenty of time to relax and enjoy your dinner, since the restaurant will likely be very busy.

As is common in the industry, the writer was provided with complimentary tickets for review purposes. While it has not influenced this review, About.com believes in full disclosure of all potential conflicts of interest. For more information, see our ethics policy. All prices and offerings mentioned herein are subject to change without notice. 07/13

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