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Indian gaming on agenda for winter meeting of state lawmakersFiled Under: Compacts | Meetings
Indian gaming on agenda for winter meeting of state lawmakers (01/02)
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 stateFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Tohono O'odham Nation heads to trial in casino feud with state (12/20)
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 fightFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Tohono O'odham Nation returns to court in Class III gaming fight (12/15)
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 disputeFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings | Regulation
Tohono O'odham Nation and state remain at odds in casino dispute (12/01)
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 compactFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation open to new Class III gaming compact (11/29)
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 feudFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation poised for win in long-running casino feud (11/21)
A new Class III gaming compact would end a years-long dispute over the legality of a new casino in the Phoenix area.

State defends destruction of notes in Tohono O'odham Nation caseFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
State defends destruction of notes in Tohono O'odham Nation case (10/06)
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 casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation seeks sanctions in battle over casino (09/22)
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 fightFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
State admits destroying records in Tohono O'odham Nation fight (09/15)
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 casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Opinion
Editorial: Drop the 'charade' against Tohono O'odham Nation's casino (08/18)
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 caseFiled Under: Litigation | Public Relations
Judge turns tables on state in Tohono O'odham Nation gaming case (08/10)
At issue is an email between the state of Arizona and a rival tribe.

Arizona tribes send fewer gaming revenues to state in last quarterFiled Under: Compacts | Openings and Closings | Regulation
Arizona tribes send fewer gaming revenues to state in last quarter (08/03)
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 minutesFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings | Public Relations
State takes blame for sharing Tohono O'odham Nation minutes (07/22)
The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community then shared the internal documents with a reporter.

Rival tribe distributes Tohono O'odham Nation gaming documentsFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings | Public Relations
Rival tribe distributes Tohono O'odham Nation gaming documents (07/13)
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 casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Public Relations
Tohono O'odham Nation shares $1.2M from controversial casino (06/29)
The tribe agreed to pay the city of Glendale for hosting the new facility.

Tohono O'odham Nation told to turn over casino-related documentsFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation told to turn over casino-related documents (06/23)
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 spatFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Steller: Money motivates Tohono O'odham Nation casino spat (06/08)
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 facilityFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation still eyeing Class III games at new facility (06/06)
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.

9th Circuit won't rehear Tohono O'odham Nation gaming caseFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
9th Circuit won't rehear Tohono O'odham Nation gaming case (05/24)
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 HillFiled Under: Legislation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation still fighting anti-casino bill on Capitol Hill (05/11)
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 casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Public Relations
Tribes quit Arizona Indian Gaming Association to protest new casino (05/06)
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 tribes continue to spend big in DC amid fight over casinoFiled Under: Legislation
Arizona tribes continue to spend big in DC amid fight over casino (04/25)
The Gila River Indian Community spent $690,000 on one lobbying firm while the Tohono O'odham Nation spent $430,000.

Tohono O'odham Nation wins yet another decision on new casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation wins yet another decision on new casino (03/29)
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 casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Opinion
EJ Montini: Arizona open for business except for one tribal casino (03/28)
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 ArizonaFiled Under: Public Relations
Tohono O'odham Nation puts casino name on car race in Arizona (03/25)
The Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix will be held at the Phoenix International Raceway on April 2.

Cronkite News: Tribes in Arizona see $1.82B in gaming revenuesFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Public Relations
Cronkite News: Tribes in Arizona see $1.82B in gaming revenues (03/17)
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.

Sen. McCain still bothered by failure to block Arizona tribe's casinoFiled Under: Legislation | Openings and Closings
Sen. McCain still bothered by failure to block Arizona tribe's casino (02/04)
For the first time, Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) publicly blamed Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) for the failure of the Keep the Promise Act.

Tohono O'odham Nation still can't serve alcohol at new casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Regulation
Tohono O'odham Nation still can't serve alcohol at new casino (01/28)
The state of Arizona is conducting an unspecified investigation that could take several months to resolve.

Peter Roff: Congress should close Tohono O'odham Nation casinoFiled Under: Legislation | Openings and Closings | Opinion
Peter Roff: Congress should close Tohono O'odham Nation casino (01/27)
One tribe should not be allowed to hide behind the doctrine of 'sovereign immunity' to do an end run around everyone else.

Tohono O'odham Nation welcomes large crowd to new casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation welcomes large crowd to new casino (12/21)
The Desert Diamond Casino - West Valley in Glendale, Arizona, was filled to capacity soon after its debut.

Tohono O'odham Nation to open doors to contested casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation to open doors to contested casino (12/18)
The Desert Diamond Casino - West Valley is located on newly-acquired trust land in Glendale, Arizona.

Tohono O'odham Nation set to open new casino on December 20Filed Under: Legislation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation set to open new casino on December 20 (12/14)
Barring last-minute action in Congress, the tribe is on track to open the controversial facility with more than 1,000 Class II gaming machines.

Tohono O'odham Nation eyes more development at new casinoFiled Under: Legislation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation eyes more development at new casino (11/19)
The controversial Desert Diamond Casino in Glendale, Arizona, is putting 500 people to work and Chairman Ed Manuel said more jobs are in line for the future.

Laurie Roberts: Tohono O'odham Nation plays voters on casinoFiled Under: Legislation | Opinion
Laurie Roberts: Tohono O'odham Nation plays voters on casino (11/18)
From the handwriting on the wall department: a southern Arizona tribe has once again prevailed in the ongoing pitched battle to open a northwest Valley casino.

Tohono O'odham Nation secures major victory in casino fightFiled Under: Legislation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation secures major victory in casino fight (11/17)
A bill to prevent the tribe from using its trust land for a casino suffered a humiliating defeat on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

House votes on bill to stop Tohono O'odham Nation casinoFiled Under: Legislation | Openings and Closings
House votes on bill to stop Tohono O'odham Nation casino (11/16)
Congress has never passed a law that retroactively prohibits Indian land from being used for gaming.

Edward Manuel: Tohono O'odham Nation creates opportunityFiled Under: Legislation | Opinion
Edward Manuel: Tohono O'odham Nation creates opportunity (11/13)
If passed, H.R. 308 will not only renege on the United States' promises to the Tohono O'odham Nation, it will hand pink slips to the 1,800 men and women working on site.

Melanie Sloan: An expensive battle over a new tribal casinoFiled Under: Legislation | Opinion
Melanie Sloan: An expensive battle over a new tribal casino (11/13)
Tribes are showering Washington politicians with campaign cash in an effort to beat down rival nations.

Tohono O'odham Nation working to open casino next monthFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation working to open casino next month (11/12)
The tribe has filled 400 of 500 permanent positions and has installed nearly half of the 1,089 gaming devices at the Desert Diamond Casino – West Valley in Glendale, Arizona.

Tohono O'odham Nation wins another ruling in favor of casinoFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation wins another ruling in favor of casino (11/06)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals barred the state of Arizona from enforcing a law that would have annexed the tribe's trust property.

Delbert Ray: Stop Tohono O'odham Nation from opening new casinoFiled Under: Legislation | Openings and Closings | Opinion
Delbert Ray: Stop Tohono O'odham Nation from opening new casino (11/05)
The citizens of Arizona did not want any city or town to become the Las Vegas of the southwest. And that was not a possibility, until now.

Tohono O'odham Nation sets December 20 opening for casinoFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation sets December 20 opening for casino (10/30)
After nearly six years of contentious litigation and high-stakes lobbying, the West Valley Resort in Glendale, Arizona, is almost here.

House won't take up bill to stop Tohono O'odham Nation casinoFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation | Openings and Closings
House won't take up bill to stop Tohono O'odham Nation casino (10/26)
Local officials in Arizona objected when the Keep the Promise Act was being pushed for consideration under a process normally reserved for non-controversial bills.

Tohono O'odham Nation fights rival tribes for right to new casinoFiled Under: Legislation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation fights rival tribes for right to new casino (10/22)
The Gila River Indian Community has spent $1.64 million on lobbyists so far this year to prevent a new casino from opening in the Phoenix area.

Tohono O'odham Nation hires 400 for opening of Class II casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation hires 400 for opening of Class II casino (10/15)
The West Valley Resort in Glendale, Arizona, is due to open in less than two months.

Tohono O'odham Nation faces counterclaims in gaming litigationFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation faces counterclaims in gaming litigation (10/12)
The state of Arizona is once again arguing that the tribe promised it wouldn't pursue a casino in the Phoenix area.

Tohono O'odham Nation sees massive turnout at casino job fairFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings | Public Relations
Tohono O'odham Nation sees massive turnout at casino job fair (09/29)
More than 3,000 people filed applications for the controversial West Valley Resort that's due to open in December.

EJ Montini: Tohono O'odham Nation still winning in casino fightFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings | Opinion
EJ Montini: Tohono O'odham Nation still winning in casino fight (09/28)
The tribe did not get the injunction it wanted from the judge but the case moves forward and the casino will open.

Tohono O'odham Nation makes key change to casino agreementFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation makes key change to casino agreement (09/24)
Payments to the city of Glendale, Arizona, were tied to Class III gaming but the tribe is now planning to open the West Valley Resort with Class II games.

Court won't force vote on Tohono O'odham Nation gaming dealFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Court won't force vote on Tohono O'odham Nation gaming deal (09/21)
Opponents questioned the city of Glendale for supporting the West Valley Resort that's due to open in December.

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