Glendale, Arizona Casino Proposal Challenged by Senators

Gov. Doug Ducey is offering to remove restrictions on a southern Arizona tribe's casino in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale as part of deal with 10 other tribes that gives them more gambling The fight over whether a Southern Arizona tribe can build a massive casino near Glendale’s entertainment district moved to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Monday. The city is contesting a trial court’s decision to uphold the Department of Interior’s decision to create reservation land out of 54 acres of unincorporated land near 95th and Northern avenues. The tribe has proposed to pay Glendale an annually increasing amount of $1.4 million. The deal would continue until 2026. After that time, the amount will go down to $900,000. Money for marketing will also be given to the city. The Glendale City Council will meet at 6PM on Tuesday to vote on the proposal. Return to Arizona Casinos. An agreement that would lift restrictions on the Tohono O’odham Nation’s Desert Diamond West Valley Casino and Resort in Glendale and give additional gaming opportunities to 10 other tribes in the state was announced by Governor Doug Ducey’s (pictured) office on Monday.. The agreement amends tribal gaming compacts that the state’s voters authorized in 2002 and would formally block any The tribe’s Glendale casino has been open for a year, but only with Class II gaming, which consists largely of interlinked instant bingo games, a form of gambling the state cannot legally regulate. The Tohono O'odham Nation is starting to move dirt as construction moves forward on a controversial casino just north of University of Phoenix Stadium and Gila River Arena in Glendale. Glendale, Arizona Casino Proposal Challenged by Senators. ; Casino reviewers and Industry Experts ; Posted on: August 2, 2014 ; One of the more unusual state casino venues is in the state of Arizona. According to Arizona law, the only casino construction allowed is that on Indian reservations. However, this is not actually a law but an agreement made between the State and Officials of the Tohono O'odham Nation may be leaning against a proposal by Gov. Doug Ducey to bring expanded gambling to its casino in Glendale. This suggests the tribe will take its chances in court rather than agree to what the state is offering. "The Tohono O'odham Nation's proposed Glendale casino will encroach on [our] aboriginal lands and put at risk every Tribe's exclusive right to operate casinos in Arizona," the Facebook post read

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