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Tonto Apache Tribe brings unusual food item to casino for annual festival
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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
Compacts | Federal Register | Litigation
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
Compacts | Openings & Closings
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
Compacts | Litigation | Openings & Closings
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
Compacts | Litigation | Openings & Closings
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
Openings & Closings
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
Litigation | Openings & Closings
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
Litigation | Openings & Closings
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
Compacts | Litigation | Openings & Closings
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
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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.

Tohono O'odham Nation still fighting anti-casino bill on Capitol Hill
Legislation | Openings & Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation still fighting anti-casino bill on Capitol Hill (May 11, 2016)
Rep. Trent Franks (R-Arizona) is angling to bring H.R.308, the Keep the Promise Act, back up for a vote in the House.

Tribes quit Arizona Indian Gaming Association to protest new casino
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Tribes quit Arizona Indian Gaming Association to protest new casino (May 6, 2016)
The Gila River Indian Community and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community are blaming the organization for not a stronger stance against the Tohono O'odham Nation.

Arizona reports 5.1 percent decline in casino revenue from tribes
Compacts
Arizona reports 5.1 percent decline in casino revenue from tribes (May 3, 2016)
Tribal gaming contributions totaled about $23.9 million for the quarter that ended on March 31, 2016.

Arizona tribes continue to spend big in DC amid fight over casino
Legislation
Arizona tribes continue to spend big in DC amid fight over casino (April 25, 2016)
The Gila River Indian Community spent $690,000 on one lobbying firm while the Tohono O'odham Nation spent $430,000.

Navajo Nation debates funding for fire station at flagship casino
Legislation
Navajo Nation debates funding for fire station at flagship casino (April 21, 2016)
Tribal gaming officials are seeking $4.5 million for the project at the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort in Arizona.

Yavapai-Prescott Tribe settles with John McCain campaign staffer
Public Relations
Yavapai-Prescott Tribe settles with John McCain campaign staffer (April 5, 2016)
Blaze Baggs had been accused of disorderly conduct for allegedly damaging a sign at the Bucky's Casino in Prescott, Arizona.

Tohono O'odham Nation wins yet another decision on new casino
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation wins yet another decision on new casino (March 29, 2016)
The ruling from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals again confirms the legality of the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino and Resort, which opened in December 2015.

EJ Montini: Arizona open for business except for one tribal casino
Openings & Closings | Opinion
EJ Montini: Arizona open for business except for one tribal casino (March 28, 2016)
Gov. Doug Ducey (R) doesn't like the Tohono O’odham Nation's Desert Diamond Casino West Valley, located near the big entertainment district in Glendale, Arizona.

Tohono O'odham Nation puts casino name on car race in Arizona
Public Relations
Tohono O'odham Nation puts casino name on car race in Arizona (March 25, 2016)
The Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix will be held at the Phoenix International Raceway on April 2.

Yavapai-Apache Nation shares casino funds with the community
Compacts
Yavapai-Apache Nation shares casino funds with the community (March 23, 2016)
Recipients included five charities and non-profits in Yavapai County in Arizona.

Cronkite News: Tribes in Arizona see $1.82B in gaming revenues
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Cronkite News: Tribes in Arizona see $1.82B in gaming revenues (March 17, 2016)
Revenues from Arizona casinos inched up to $1.82 billion in 2014 for a fourth straight year of growth, both trends that mirrored tribal casinos nationwide, according to a new national report.

Yavapai-Prescott Tribe bans Sen. McCain campaign staffer from casinos
Public Relations
Yavapai-Prescott Tribe bans Sen. McCain campaign staffer from casinos (March 8, 2016)
Blaze Lawrence Baggs, 23, was charged with disorderly conduct in state court but is also facing federal charges in connection with an incident at Bucky's Casino last month.

Pascua Yaqui Tribe updates casino and works toward an expansion
Openings & Closings
Pascua Yaqui Tribe updates casino and works toward an expansion (March 7, 2016)
The Casino del Sol Resort could be seeing a second hotel in the coming years, CEO Kim Van Amburg said.

Terry Rambler: San Carlos Apache Tribe won't destroy sacred site
Openings & Closings | Opinion
Terry Rambler: San Carlos Apache Tribe won't destroy sacred site (March 3, 2016)
A thorough survey was conducted by the San Carlos Apache Tribe to verify that construction of the new casino would not impact any Apache cultural resources.

San Carlos Apache Tribe finally starts work on temporary casino
Openings & Closings
San Carlos Apache Tribe finally starts work on temporary casino (February 29, 2016)
The Apache Sky Casino will be located on a 170-acre site near the southwestern edge of the reservation in Arizona.

Yavapai-Prescott Tribe continues work on new gaming facility
Openings & Closings
Yavapai-Prescott Tribe continues work on new gaming facility (February 19, 2016)
The project was announced in April 2014 but the Arizona tribe has yet to break ground.

Dale Miles: San Carlos Apache Tribe desecrates site with casino
Openings & Closings | Opinion
Dale Miles: San Carlos Apache Tribe desecrates site with casino (February 17, 2016)
Why are we Apaches making a casino where our people were murdered so terribly?

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