The Pascua Yaqui Tribe celebrated the 23rd anniversary of the Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona, in July 2017. Photo:Casino Del Sol
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Pascua Yaqui Tribe prepares citizens for top position at casino


The Pascua Yaqui Tribe plans to promote one of its own to the top casino management job.

Five tribal citizens are taking part in the Tribal Succession Program in Arizona, The Daily Wildcat reported. They will work alongside chief executive officer Kim Van Amburg for the next two years before one of them eventually replaces her.

Francisco Olea, who started working at the Casino Del Sol right after he graduated high school, is one of the five participants, The Wildcat reported. He's in his final year of law school at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.


“The fact that we have five highly qualified, motivated, and experienced tribal members participating makes this program very exciting, and I am thankful to be a part of it," Van Amburg said in a statement to the college.

Whoever earns the job will inherit a larger gaming enterprise. The tribe is adding a hotel and expanding the convention center at the main Casino Del Sol. An events center is on the way at the nearby Casino of the Sun.

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