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Justice for All: Construction in Indian Country

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There are 22 casinos in Arizona. One planned casino currently under construction on the Tohono O’odham Nation will cost $600M, bring in $100M in economic impact during the construction process and about $300M once it’s fully functional, according to reports by Indian Country Today. Income from tribal businesses, including casinos, is the only non-federal funding… Read More →

Glendale OKs casino near Westgate


After months of diligent negotiation, the Tohono O’odham Nation and the City of Glendale have finalized an agreement ensuring that the West Valley Resort project provides significant mutual benefits to both communities for years to come. In taking this step, the City of Glendale confirms its full support of the Nation’s project, which will include… Read More →

Senators Urged to Preserve Future of Indian Gaming in Arizona

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Congress has the power to intervene in a growing national practice and problem of ‘off-reservation gaming,’ or ‘reservation-shopping.’ The topic was at the heart of an oversight hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs today, titled, “Indian Gaming: The Next 25 Years,” and included discussion of H.R. 1410—the bi-partisan bill to solve the… Read More →

Glendale supports tribe’s casino plan

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The Glendale City Council has approved a resolution to support the Tohono O’Odham Nation’s proposal to build a casino near the city’s sports and entertainment district. The council voted 4-3 Tuesday to back the plan that the tribe projects will have a $300 million annual economic impact. The Tohono O’Odham has been pushing a proposal… Read More →

DOI decision keeps Glendale casino plan alive


The Tohono O’odham Nation says the U.S. Department of the Interior has reaffirmed its decision that the tribe’s property lies within unincorporated Maricopa County. Tribal officials say that’s a key requirement for taking the land into trust. They still hope to build a massive resort and casino on the edge of Glendale and have been… Read More →

AIGA's Spicer Was Featured Speaker in London

Valerie Spicer, Executive Director Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA), was a featured panelist at ICE Totally Gaming seminar, “Opportunities in Indian Country” on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, in London, UK.  The seminar is co-produced by ICE Totally Gaming and Victor Rocha of in cooperation with Clarion Gaming’s Ewa Bakun.  Spicer is featured on the… Read More →

Indian tribe will appeal Glendale casino ruling

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An Indian tribe in Arizona has told a judge it intends to appeal his decision that concluded another Indian tribe’s plan to build a casino on the edge of Glendale was legal. The Gila River Indian Community is appealing U.S. District Judge David Campbell’s May 7 ruling in which he said the Tohono O’odham Nation’s… Read More →

Tribe Scores Legals Win In Bid To Build Casino In Glendale

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An Arizona tribe with plans to build a casino and resort on property it purchased near Glendale scored a key victory Tuesday when a federal appeals court ruled that the U.S. Department of Interior rightfully awarded reservation status to a section of the land. The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals issued a split decision… Read More →

Appeals Court Hears Tribe’s Glendale Casino Project

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A federal appeals court on Monday has taken up an Arizona Indian tribe’s complicated legal fight to build a massive casino and resort near a Glendale neighborhood, on property the tribe owns 160 miles from the headquarters of its sprawling reservation. The three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco… Read More →