According to Phoenix Business Journal, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Tohono O’odham Nation for a suggested casino in Glendale is independent.
The U.S District Court ruled in favour of the Department of the Interior (DOI) to establish a federal decision to take the land into trust for Tohono O’odham Nation, opening the door to a tribal casino near Glendale’s sports and entertainment district.
Although it is not yet clear in the plan if when would the tribe will begin the construction. There are still also opponents planning to appeal on the decision of Judge David Campbell.
This is another legal challenge the tribe would be facing. The Gila River Indian Community and Arizona Attornery General Tom Horne asked a federal judge last month for prohibition of the gaming on the land. They said that the tribe’s plans would mostly break the state gaming compact, which summarized the rules of gaming on the tribal reservations.
On other hand, Glendale appealed and issued an statement that said: “Reversing this decision is very important to the future of Arizona and the other Arizona Indian communities.”
The tribe looked forward to obtaining the basic regulatory approvals to move forward on its casino.