Desert Diamond Casino is definitely not like The Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. This place is a lot smaller. In fact, the outside doesn't even have a casino feel to it. I guess it's better than no casino that's within a few minutes from home.
My mom, whom was visiting from out of town, enjoyed it. She was just happy to see that there's a place where she can play slots. She won a couple of hundred dollars within 10 minutes; that made her a happy camper.
Overall, the place isn't bad if you're just in search of slots, card games, etc... but if you want lights along with the glitz and glamour, it's better to head to Las Vegas or Atlantic City.