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  1. Glendale Casino Battle: Victory for Tohono O’odham Nation

    May 6, 2011 by admin

    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.


  2. A Bill Signed by Arizona Governor Pointing Glendale Casino

    May 6, 2011 by admin

    Glendale is a city in Los Angeles Country, California. It is the third largest city in Lost Angeles Country and the seventeenth largest city in the state of California.

    Years ago, 52 acres near 95th and Northern avenues was purchased by the Sells-based Tohono O’odham Nation.

    The Tohono O’odham Nation aims to build a Las Vegas-style casino-hotel. They are planning to put up casino, resort, shops and restaurants in the core of the Phoenix metro area.

    Gov. Jan Brewer signed into a law where a bill intended to disorganize a Southern Arizona tribe’s plan to build the Casino. The bill was signed the day before the deadline for Gov. Jan Brewer to act on the bill approved by the Legislature.

    Once this bill is implemented 90 days after the current legislative session ends, the bill would allow the City of Glendale to annex the 54-acre site. The Casinos in Arizona must also be built on American Indian Reservations.

    A portrait of proposed Glendale Casino at the reservation near 95th and Northern avenues.