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'On the road to recovery': Sports betting raises concerns about addiction
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'On the road to recovery': Sports betting raises concerns about addiction (July 13, 2018)
An estimated 9 million Americans suffer from gambling addiction.

Tohono O'odham Nation acquires land next to casino but won't use it for gaming
Land Acquisitions | Openings & Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation acquires land next to casino but won't use it for gaming (July 5, 2018)
The Tohono O'odham Nation is expanding the footprint around its once controversial casino in Arizona.

'A new chapter': Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation breaks ground on new casino
Openings & Closings
'A new chapter': Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation breaks ground on new casino (June 18, 2018)
More than two decades after the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation famously stood up for its sovereignty, the tribe is embarking on a new era in Indian gaming.

Navajo Nation casinos generate another $10 million for chapter communities
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Navajo Nation casinos generate another $10 million for chapter communities (May 22, 2018)
Gaming continues to benefit communities on the Navajo Nation.

Oneida Nation already lining up sports betting after Supreme Court ruling
Compacts | Litigation | New York
Oneida Nation already lining up sports betting after Supreme Court ruling (May 15, 2018)
Well that was fast. The Oneida Nation plans to offer sports betting in the 'near future' on its homelands in New York.

Tribes show continued growth with increase in gaming revenues in Arizona
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Tribes show continued growth with increase in gaming revenues in Arizona (May 14, 2018)
Tribes in Arizona are on an upward trend when it comes to their gaming revenues.

Bureau of Indian Affairs holds back fire from White Mountain Apache Tribe's casino
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Bureau of Indian Affairs holds back fire from White Mountain Apache Tribe's casino (May 11, 2018)
A blaze near the White Mountain Apache Tribe's casino was caused by a vehicle's exhaust system, the Bureau of Indian Affairs confirmed.

Hopi Tribe officially joins Indian gaming industry with approved compact
Compacts | Federal Register
Hopi Tribe officially joins Indian gaming industry with approved compact (May 7, 2018)
Though it lacks a physical casino at this point, the Hopi Tribe has officially joined the Indian gaming industry.

Cronkite News: Supreme Court decision could open doors to legalized sports betting
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Cronkite News: Supreme Court decision could open doors to legalized sports betting (May 2, 2018)
At the end of a bar sits a man with a distinct 5 o’clock shadow. He is glued to a TV showing a meaningless NBA game featuring the Phoenix Suns and Charlotte Hornets.

Yavapai-Apache Nation finally ready to open 122-room casino hotel
Openings & Closings
Yavapai-Apache Nation finally ready to open 122-room casino hotel (February 20, 2018)
The Yavapai-Apache Nation is inviting the public to the February 28 grand opening of its new casino hotel in Arizona.

Pascua Yaqui Tribe prepares citizens for top position at casino
Openings & Closings
Pascua Yaqui Tribe prepares citizens for top position at casino (February 12, 2018)
Five citizens of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe are in the running to serve as chief executive officer of the tribe's gaming enterprise in southern Arizona.

Arizona lawmaker delays gaming bill after Navajo Nation objects

Arizona lawmaker delays gaming bill after Navajo Nation objects (February 5, 2018)
A bill to authorize keno games in Arizona has drawn objections from the Navajo Nation, prompting the sponsor to withdraw it for the time being.

Tohono O'odham Nation celebrates start of work on $400 million permanent casino
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Tohono O'odham Nation celebrates start of work on $400 million permanent casino (December 8, 2017)
The Tohono O'odham Nation is celebrating another major gaming milestone in Arizona.

Hopi Tribe finally joins Indian gaming industry as coal mining operation dies down
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Hopi Tribe finally joins Indian gaming industry as coal mining operation dies down (December 5, 2017)
The Hopi Tribe is facing an 85 percent reduction in revenues with the pending closure of a coal mining operation.

Tohono O'odham Nation starts work on expansion of once controversial casino
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Tohono O'odham Nation starts work on expansion of once controversial casino (November 27, 2017)
The Tohono O'odham Nation is investing $400 million in a major expansion of the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino and Resort in Glendale, Arizona.

Pascua Yaqui Tribe announces expansion projects at gaming facilities in Arizona
Openings & Closings
Pascua Yaqui Tribe announces expansion projects at gaming facilities in Arizona (November 10, 2017)
The Pascua Yaqui Tribe is adding more hotel rooms, more conference space and an events center to its gaming facilities in southern Arizona.

Arizona reports 4.8 percent increase in revenues from tribal gaming facilities
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Arizona reports 4.8 percent increase in revenues from tribal gaming facilities (November 6, 2017)
Tribes in Arizona saw another increase in business at their gaming facilities, according to new figures.

Tonto Apache Tribe brings unusual food item to casino for annual festival
Public Relations
Tonto Apache Tribe brings unusual food item to casino for annual festival (October 6, 2017)
The Tonto Apache Tribe hosted the third annual Testicle Festival at its casino in Arizona. But don't worry, there was barbecue too.

Gila River Indian Community hosts job fair for more than 260 casino positions
Openings & Closings
Gila River Indian Community hosts job fair for more than 260 casino positions (September 28, 2017)
The Gila River Indian Community is hosting a job fair to fill more than 260 positions at its three gaming facilities in Arizona.

Suspected robber shot and killed at casino owned by White Mountain Apache Tribe
Openings & Closings
Suspected robber shot and killed at casino owned by White Mountain Apache Tribe (August 29, 2017)
The casino owned by the White Mountain Apache Tribe was targeted in an armed robbery for a second time in the last two months.

Arizona sees second consecutive quarter of growth in tribal gaming revenue
Compacts | NIGC
Arizona sees second consecutive quarter of growth in tribal gaming revenue (August 3, 2017)
For the quarter ending June 30, tribal revenues were up 4.8 percent, according to the Arizona Department of Gaming.

Tohono O'odham Nation wins approval of updated Class III gaming compact
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Tohono O'odham Nation wins approval of updated Class III gaming compact (July 21, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has officially approved the Tohono O'odham Nation to offer slot machines and related games at its newest casino in Arizona.

Tohono O'odham Nation announces $400M expansion of newest casino
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Tohono O'odham Nation announces $400M expansion of newest casino (June 30, 2017)
The Tohono O'odham Nation is undertaking a major expansion of its newest casino after resolving a contentious dispute in Arizona.

Yavapai-Apache Nation wins $48.9M court judgment against La Posta Band
Business Deals | California | Litigation
Yavapai-Apache Nation wins $48.9M court judgment against La Posta Band (June 30, 2017)
The Yavapai-Apache Nation has once again prevailed in a long-running gaming dispute with the La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians.

Tohono O'odham Nation secures victory in long-running gaming dispute
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Tohono O'odham Nation secures victory in long-running gaming dispute (May 17, 2017)
A highly-charged gaming dispute that set off a litigation, legislation and lobbying frenzy is finally coming to an end.

Pascua Yaqui Tribe prepares citizens for casino management jobs
Public Relations
Pascua Yaqui Tribe prepares citizens for casino management jobs (May 16, 2017)
The tribe plans to choose one of its own to serve as chief executive officer of its gaming operation in Arizona.

Indian gaming on agenda for winter meeting of state lawmakers
Compacts | Meetings
Indian gaming on agenda for winter meeting of state lawmakers (January 2, 2017)
The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States is meeting in Arizona, where new tribal compacts were just signed.

Tohono O'odham Nation heads to trial in casino feud with state
Compacts | Litigation
Tohono O'odham Nation heads to trial in casino feud with state (December 20, 2016)
The Desert Diamond West Valley Casino and Resort still can't offer Class III games a year after opening to large crowds.

Tohono O'odham Nation returns to court in Class III gaming fight
Compacts | Litigation
Tohono O'odham Nation returns to court in Class III gaming fight (December 15, 2016)
Nearly after a year opening a new facility, the tribe still can't offer slot machines and other Class III games.

Tohono O'odham Nation and state remain at odds in casino dispute
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Tohono O'odham Nation and state remain at odds in casino dispute (December 1, 2016)
A federal judge will go ahead with a previously scheduled hearing after the tribe said a settlement wasn't on the horizon.

Tohono O'odham Nation open to new Class III gaming compact
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Tohono O'odham Nation open to new Class III gaming compact (November 29, 2016)
The tribe wasn't included in talks for the updated agreement but signing it would resolve a long-running dispute with the state of Arizona.

Tohono O'odham Nation poised for win in long-running casino feud
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Tohono O'odham Nation poised for win in long-running casino feud (November 21, 2016)
A new Class III gaming compact would end a years-long dispute over the legality of a new casino in the Phoenix area.

San Carlos Apache Tribe aims to open new casino in December
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San Carlos Apache Tribe aims to open new casino in December (October 14, 2016)
The Apache Sky Casino is located near the southwestern edge of the reservation in Arizona.

State defends destruction of notes in Tohono O'odham Nation case
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State defends destruction of notes in Tohono O'odham Nation case (October 6, 2016)
The tribe is seeking sanctions after notes about its casino were destroyed by an Arizona state attorney.

Tohono O'odham Nation seeks sanctions in battle over casino
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation seeks sanctions in battle over casino (September 22, 2016)
A long-running war between the Tohono O'odham Nation, the state of Arizona and two rival tribes continues.

State admits destroying records in Tohono O'odham Nation fight
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State admits destroying records in Tohono O'odham Nation fight (September 15, 2016)
An attorney for the state of Arizona said rival tribes were interested in 'keeping things secret.'

Editorial: Drop the 'charade' against Tohono O'odham Nation's casino
Litigation | Opinion
Editorial: Drop the 'charade' against Tohono O'odham Nation's casino (August 18, 2016)
As many people may suspect, the Native American contingent in Arizona is quite influential.

Judge turns tables on state in Tohono O'odham Nation gaming case
Litigation | Public Relations
Judge turns tables on state in Tohono O'odham Nation gaming case (August 10, 2016)
At issue is an email between the state of Arizona and a rival tribe.

Arizona tribes send fewer gaming revenues to state in last quarter
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Arizona tribes send fewer gaming revenues to state in last quarter (August 3, 2016)
The state's top gaming official is trying to blame the drop on the Tohono O'odham Nation without acknowledging his role in creating the situation.

State takes blame for sharing Tohono O'odham Nation minutes
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State takes blame for sharing Tohono O'odham Nation minutes (July 22, 2016)
The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community then shared the internal documents with a reporter.

Navajo Nation lawmakers approve bill for travel plaza at casino
Legislation | Openings & Closings
Navajo Nation lawmakers approve bill for travel plaza at casino (July 21, 2016)
Plans call for a gas station and convenience store at the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort in Flagstaff, Arizona.

National Indian Gaming Commission reports strong growth in tribal industry
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National Indian Gaming Commission reports strong growth in tribal industry (July 20, 2016)
Tribes took in $29.9 billion in 2015, a 5 percent increase, and every region of Indian Country saw growth.

Navajo Nation Council debates travel center at Arizona casino
Legislation | Openings & Closings
Navajo Nation Council debates travel center at Arizona casino (July 18, 2016)
A bill on the council's summer session agenda seeks a $10 million loan for a gas station and convenience store at Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort in Flagstaff.

Rival tribe distributes Tohono O'odham Nation gaming documents
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Rival tribe distributes Tohono O'odham Nation gaming documents (July 13, 2016)
The state of Arizona shared the documents with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, whose public relations firm gave them to a news agency.

Tohono O'odham Nation shares $1.2M from controversial casino
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Tohono O'odham Nation shares $1.2M from controversial casino (June 29, 2016)
The tribe agreed to pay the city of Glendale for hosting the new facility.

Tohono O'odham Nation told to turn over casino-related documents
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Tohono O'odham Nation told to turn over casino-related documents (June 23, 2016)
The tribe and the state of Arizona continue to spar over a controversial casino that opened last December.

Tim Steller: Money motivates Tohono O'odham Nation casino spat
Opinion
Tim Steller: Money motivates Tohono O'odham Nation casino spat (June 8, 2016)
The state administration elected with the help of Phoenix-area tribes is defending its interests against a Tucson-area tribe that opposed this administration’s election.

Tohono O'odham Nation still eyeing Class III games at new facility
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation still eyeing Class III games at new facility (June 6, 2016)
The state of Arizona is refusing to certify the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino and Resort in Glendale because it claims the tribe pursued the project through fraudulent means.

Ak-Chin Indian Community reacts to measles exposure at casino
Public Relations
Ak-Chin Indian Community reacts to measles exposure at casino (May 31, 2016)
The tribe confirmed that a guest who was exposed to measles visited the Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino.

9th Circuit won't rehear Tohono O'odham Nation gaming case
Litigation | Openings & Closings
9th Circuit won't rehear Tohono O'odham Nation gaming case (May 24, 2016)
The development sets the stage for a potential appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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