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10/8/2018

article Tribal casino revenues fall in Arizona, while non-gaming revenue increases
(Arizona) -- While Arizona’s tribal casinos saw total gambling revenues drop in 2016 for a number of reasons, a surge in non-gambling revenue contributed...

10/7/2018

article Arizona tribal revenue rises despite drop in gaming income
(Arizona) -- Gambling revenue dipped slightly at Arizona’s tribal casinos during 2016, but those losses were more than offset by a strong jump in non-gaming revenue that...
article Dip in gaming revenues offset by other gains at Arizona casinos
(Washington D.C.) -- Gambling revenues dipped slightly at Arizona’s tribal casinos in 2016, but those losses were more than offset by a strong jump in non-gaming...
article 10 Arizona oases that will make you forget you're in the desert
(Arizona) -- It’s no wonder most people refer to Arizona as desert. After all, it’s the only state where parts of four North American deserts – Great...

10/5/2018

article Report: Dip in gaming revenues offset by other gains at Arizona casinos
(Arizona) -- Gambling revenues dipped slightly at Arizona’s tribal casinos in 2016, but those losses were more than offset by a strong jump in non-gaming revenues...

10/2/2018

article Talking Stick Resort reopens with seven-day guest appreciation week
(Arizona) -- Scottsdale, Arizona based Talking Stick Resort has reopened its doors and is once again ready for business, following a period of prolonged closure due to...

9/28/2018

article Tempe man arrested after group struck by car outside casino
(Arizona) -- A 40-year-old Tempe man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of crashing into a vehicle and driving into a group of people outside a Scottsdale-area casino....

9/24/2018

article Storm-damaged Talking Stick Resort to reopen Monday
(Arizona) -- After a month-long delay, a Scottsdale-area resort closed because of monsoon storm flooding is at last reopening. The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian...
article Talking Stick Resort Launches Soft Open
(Arizona) -- Talking Stick Resort re-opened Monday after a monsoon in mid-August caused severe flooding, forcing the resort to shut down. Spokesman Ramone Martinez said...

9/22/2018

article A look inside Talking Stick Resort as it's set to reopen Monday
(Arizona) -- Talking Stick Resort and Casino is set to reopen Monday after a major flood closed the casino in August. The casino was evacuated Aug. 11 after a major...

9/21/2018

article Talking Stick Resort ready to reopen Monday
(Arizona) -- A big storm caused a big scene at the Talking Stick Resort and Casino, causing hundreds of people to evacuate after a power outage and flooding. Six weeks...
article Talking Stick Resort set to reopen September 24
(Arizona) -- More than a month after a monsoon caused major flooding and damage, Talking Stick Resort is set to reopen next week. In a release, resort officials...

9/19/2018

article Talking Stick Resort announces reopening date, weeks after storm knocks out power
(Arizona) -- Talking Stick Resort and Casino announced it will reopen Sept. 24, weeks after a violent monsoon storm knocked out power and caused flooding.

9/17/2018

article Talking Stick Resort announces reopening date, weeks after storm knocks out power
(Arizona) -- Talking Stick Resort and Casino announced it will reopen Sept. 24, weeks after a violent monsoon storm knocked out power and caused flooding.
article Talking Stick Resort finally sets reopening date
(Arizona) -- After shutting down for more than a month following flooding and a power outage, Talking Stick Resort hotel and casino finally is set to reopen. The 496-...

9/14/2018

article Gamblers want to know: What's taking Talking Stick so long to reopen?
(Arizona) -- It's been more than a month since a monsoon storm knocked out power at Talking Stick Resort and Casino on Aug. 11 and the resort has yet to announce a...

9/11/2018

article 'Rigged' slots among complaints about AZ casinos
(Arizona) -- At Blue Water Casino in Parker, one person had a $93,000 jackpot dispute in 2013, and another complained of a "corrupt tribal council" in 2015.
article Turf Paradise figure seeks $10.8 million to cover legal fight over horse racing license
(Arizona) -- A one-time principal in the Turf Paradise horse racing track is seeking $10.8 million from the state to cover his legal expenses incurred while fighting a...

9/9/2018

article As flood damage repairs drag on, Talking Stick Resort to remain closed
(Arizona) -- The Talking Stick Resort hotel and casino, which was severely damaged during a monsoon storm earlier this summer, is expected to remain closed at least for...
article 10 Arizona casinos to try
(Arizona) -- Things to know: At Arizona’s Cocopah Casino, you’ll experience all the excitement of a Las Vegas casino in a friendly, hometown resort setting....

9/8/2018

article Arizona sports betting and daily fantasy sports: What are the rules?
(Arizona) -- The sports gambling industry had a big win in May when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a federal law that banned wagering on college and professional...

9/7/2018

article Talking Stick has been closed for a month, with no date to reopen. Now what?
(Arizona) -- It's been nearly a month since a monsoon storm knocked out power at the Scottsdale area's Talking Stick Resort and Casino on Aug. 11, and there'...
article Talking Stick Resort to remain closed through September; no reopening date set
(Arizona) -- Talking Stick Resort and Casino will remain closed through the month of September, the resort announced Friday, a few days shy of a month since back-to-back...

8/29/2018

article Arizona Sports Betting Legalization Could Annul Tribal Gaming Compacts
(Arizona) -- Arizona lawmakers are expected to soon consider sports betting legalization, but a lawyer is cautioning that such authorization has the potential to reduce...

8/28/2018

article Arizona Must Consider Tribes When Crafting Sports Betting Law
(Arizona) -- Arizona lawmakers are finding themselves in a pinch similar to other states — it’s slow going on the sports betting front because of existing...
article Arizona Sports Betting Could Face Another Obstacle
(Arizona) -- Arizona sports betting may face a major obstacle, even before (or if) it’s discussed by state lawmakers. Any sports betting legislation could...

8/24/2018

article Talking Stick enters third week of closure after storm damage, no date to reopen
(Arizona) -- Talking Stick Resort and Casino is typically bustling with gamblers, bachelor parties and hotel guests on a Friday night. But the casino will enter its...
article Talking Stick Resort still closed, re-opens golf course and grill
(Arizona) -- Talking Stick Golf Club has reopened its course and the Wildhorse Grille, the resort said in a news release Friday night. Outside that positive news,...

8/20/2018

article TALKING STICK: Shows, concerts postponed into September
(Arizona) -- Talking Stick Resort has postponed some of its concerts and shows because of the damaged it sustained in a series of monsoon storms earlier this month.

8/17/2018

article Talking Stick Resort & Casino will NOT reopen Sunday as planned
(Arizona) -- Talking Stick Resort will NOT reopen Sunday as planned after monsoon damage. The Scottsdale resort and casino was shut down this weekend after a powerful...
article Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale to remain closed indefinitely
(Arizona) -- Talking Stick Resort will remain closed beyond the initially-expected time frame, the Scottsdale casino announced Friday. The re-opening target had been...

8/16/2018

article Talking Stick Casino Appeals for Patience After Monsoon Causes Evacuation of Players with Cash Stuck in Slots
(Arizona) -- The Talking Stick Casino in Scottsdale, Arizona will remain shuttered until August 19, management have said, after a monsoon in the early hours of Saturday...

8/15/2018

article What happens to slot winnings in a power outage? Talking Stick players are finding out
(Arizona) -- Slot machine players who were on a hot streak around 2 a.m. Saturday at Talking Stick Resort and Casino may be wondering what to do now. The Scottsdale-area...

8/14/2018

article Arizona Casino Cancels Poker Tournament In-Progress After Flooding, Power Outage
(Arizona) -- The 2018 Arizona State Poker Championship has been canceled thanks to flooding and a subsequent power outage, the casino hosting the tournament said Monday.

8/13/2018

article Monsoon storm damage will keep Talking Stick Resort and Casino closed all week
(Arizona) -- Talking Stick Resort, which was evacuated after a late-night monsoon storm on Friday, will remain closed all week, the resort’s management announced...
article Talking Stick Resort closing until Sunday for storm cleanup
(Arizona) -- Talking Stick Resort and Casino will be closed for the week after a Friday night storm knocked out power and caused plenty of damage to the resort. Hundreds...

8/12/2018

article Scottsdale resort could reopen Tuesday after power outage
(Arizona) -- Officials at a Scottsdale resort said they had hoped to reopen the hotel this week after a power outage caused by a monsoon storm led to hundreds of guests...

8/11/2018

article Power outage and flooding leads to evacuation at Scottsdale resort & casino, police say
(Arizona) -- Authorities say Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale was evacuated early Saturday morning as a result of the overnight monsoon. According to a Salt River...
article Scottsdale-Area Resort Evacuated Due to Outage
(Arizona) -- The Talking Stick Resort and Casino on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community near Scottsdale was evacuated early Saturday after flooding knocked out...
article Talking Stick Resort and Casino evacuated due to flooding & power outage
(Arizona) -- A massive power outage and flooding at a Scottsdale casino caused evacuations following Friday's storm. Talking Stick Resort and Casino employees and...
article Talking Stick Resort remains evacuated after outage
(Arizona) -- Talking Stick Resort and Casino was evacuated early Saturday morning after an overnight storm caused a major power outage, officials said. The power went...
article Arizona Mazatzal Casino Heist: Two Employees Charged with Armed Robbery at Their Own Casino Now in Federal Custody
(Arizona) -- Two Mazatzal Casino workers in Arizona who moved in on the cage of their own employers on July 17 shortly after midnight, brandishing firearms and shooting...

8/9/2018

press release Casino Employees Arrested for the Mazatzal Casino Robbery
(Arizona) -- On Monday, August 6, 2018, the FBI and our partner agencies arrested two suspects in connection with the Mazatzal Casino Robbery in Payson, Arizona. Ryan...

8/7/2018

article 2 employees arrested in connection with Payson-area casino robbery
(Arizona) -- Two casino employees were arrested Monday in connection with the robbery of Mazatzal Casino near Payson, the FBI said. The men, Ryan Pearson, 31, and...
article 2 men arrested in connection to Payson casino robbery
(Arizona) -- Ryan Pearson, 31, and Armando Ochoa, 32, have been arrested in connection with a casino robbery that happened in Payson on July 17, the FBI said Tuesday....
article Suspects in violent Payson casino robbery were employees, FBI says
(Arizona) -- The two suspects who were accused of violently robbing a casino in central Arizona back in July were employees at the casino, the Federal Bureau of...

8/6/2018

article Tribal gambling revenue soar in Arizona
(Arizona) -- Arizona’s Department of Gaming announced an increase of $27 million in tribal gambling revenue for the quarter that ended on June 30.

8/4/2018

article Arizona tribal gambling revenue more than $27M for quarter
(Arizona) -- In Arizona, that state’s Department of Gaming reports contributions from tribal gambling revenue will be more than $27 million for the quarter that...

8/2/2018

article Arizona tribal casino gambling revenue up
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Department of Gaming says contributions to the state from tribal gambling revenue will be more than $27 million for the quarter that ended on...

7/30/2018

article Yavapai Casino temporarily closed to deal with security issue
(Arizona) -- The Yavapai Casino, 1505 E. Highway 69, in Prescott closed as of about 11 a.m. today, July 30, due to a security concern.

7/25/2018

article Pascua Yaqui Tribe breaks ground on Casino Del Sol expansion
(Arizona) -- The Pascua Yaqui Tribe and Casino Del Sol took shovel to dirt on July 12 and officially broke ground on an extensive hospitality project, which includes a...

7/17/2018

article FBI searching for 2 suspects in violent casino robbery in Payson
(Arizona) -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation is searching for two suspects in connection to a violent robbery of a casino in central Arizona. The suspects are wanted...
article Shots fired at casino, FBI looking for robbery suspects
(Arizona) -- The FBI says it is looking for two “violent casino robbers” who held up the Mazatzal Hotel and Casino early Tuesday morning. Around 12:30 a.m....

7/16/2018

article Pascua Yaqui Tribe breaks ground on major expansion at Tucson property
(Arizona) -- In Arizona, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe officially broke ground on a major hospitality project at its Casino Del Sol in Tucson on July 12, that will see the...

7/12/2018

article Casino Del Sol's newest hotel will feature a water slide, pool bar and an arcade
(Arizona) -- Work officially got underway Thursday morning on Casino Del Sol's newest hotel. The 151-room hotel, expected to be completed by the end of 2019, will...
article New hospitality projects on the Pascua Yaqui reservation
(Arizona) -- A series of hospitality projects are in the works on the Pascua Yaqui reservation. Tribe members along with Casino del Sol staff broke ground on a new...
article Pascua Yaqui Tribe Breaks Ground on Next Phase of Hospitality and Entertainment Offerings in Tucson
(Arizona) -- The Pascua Yaqui Tribe and Casino Del Sol took shovel to dirt on July 12 and officially broke ground on an extensive hospitality project, which includes a...
article Pascua Yaqui Tribe inaugurates new hospitality project
(Arizona) -- The Pascua Yaqui Tribe and Casino del Sol inaugurated their hospitality expansion project on Thursday.

7/4/2018

article N4T Investigates: Gambling on Arizona
(Arizona) -- Delaware passed it, New Jersey is already taking bets and now sports betting experts say Arizona is inching closer to legalizing sports betting. "I...

7/2/2018

article Arizona tribe breaks ground on $120M casino project
(Arizona) -- The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation has broken ground on a new casino in the Phoenix area. Tribal officials and other dignitaries attended Friday’s...

6/30/2018

article Arizona tribe breaks ground on $120 million casino project
(Arizona) -- The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation has broken ground on a new casino in the Phoenix area. Tribal officials and other dignitaries attended Friday's...

6/29/2018

article Ground breaks on new Fort McDowell casino
(Arizona) -- The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation welcomed hundreds of visitors Friday morning, June 29, for the groundbreaking event for the new 166,341-square-foot casino...

6/23/2018

article Arizona Downs is the new official name for the former Yavapai Downs
(Arizona) -- Arizona Downs is the new official name for the former Yavapai Downs horseracing track near Prescott. Longtime fans may recall that Arizona Downs was the...

6/19/2018

article First look: Larger casino being built to replace Fort McDowell Casino near Fountain Hills
(Arizona) -- A new casino is coming to the Valley. The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation said it will start construction this summer on a 160,000-square-foot casino, which...

6/18/2018

article 'A new chapter': Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation breaks ground on new casino
(Arizona) -- 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....

6/17/2018

article Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation plan ground breaking for new casino
(Arizona) -- In Arizona, the federally recognized Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation plan to break ground on their multi-million dollar Fort McDowell Casino on June 29 at 9am...

6/15/2018

article Fort McDowell breaking ground on new casino
(Arizona) -- The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation is breaking ground of a new casino on June 29, 2018 at 9AM. Those expected to attend the celebration include tribal members...
article Fort McDowell Casino to break ground on multi-million dollar casino project June 29
(Arizona) -- The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation will break ground on a new casino June 29, 2018 at 9 am. Those expected to attend the celebration include tribal members...
article New casino to be built at Fort McDowell
(Arizona) -- The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation is set to break ground on a new casino that is expected to open in 2020. Construction on the 166,341-square-foot casino...

5/31/2018

article South Mountain Community Upset Over New Plan For Interchange Near Casino
(Arizona) -- The South Mountain Freeway project is underway and the latest highway design plan has left some small community members angry, some of whom came to a public...

5/26/2018

article Poll: Arizonans show support for legalized sports wagering
(Arizona) -- Arizonans appear more than open to the idea of being able to wager money on professional and college sports events. But it remains to be seen whether that...

5/22/2018

article Gov. Doug Ducey open to allowing statewide gaming
(Arizona) -- Gov. Doug Ducey is open to the idea of allowing Arizonans to place bets on sporting events at 55 off-track betting sites around the state. The governor said...
article State sees green in high court sports-gambling ruling
(Arizona) -- A new ruling Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court could open the door to Arizonans legally betting for – or against – the Diamondbacks, the...

5/17/2018

article Ducey pushes for statewide betting sites
(Arizona) -- Gov. Doug Ducey is open to the idea of allowing Arizonans to place bets on sporting events at 55 off-track betting (OTB) sites around the state.

5/15/2018

article Tribes show continued growth with increase in gaming revenues in Arizona
(Arizona) -- Tribal gaming revenues saw growth for the fifth consecutive quarter in a row, the Arizona Department of Gaming announced last week. Tribes shared $25.9...

5/14/2018

article Supreme Court ruling may open door to sports gambling
(Arizona) -- A new ruling Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court could open the door to Arizonans legally betting for -- or against -- the Diamondbacks, the Cardinals and even...

5/8/2018

article Tribal gaming contribution to Arizona up for the 5th consecutive quarter
(Arizona) -- The amount of money the state of Arizona received from tribal gaming has increased for five straight quarters, according to data released Monday by the...

5/7/2018

article Gaming provides nearly $13 million for Arizona education last quarter
(Arizona) -- A boom in Arizona tribal gaming has resulted in a windfall for the state, including its education system. The Arizona Department of Gaming said Monday that...

4/19/2018

article Ducey mulls gambling to help fund teacher raises
(Arizona) -- Gov. Doug Ducey hopes to fund part of his teacher pay package through a new form of gambling that may be illegal, is opposed by a key backer of the governor...
article Ducey's teacher-pay plan includes a controversial new keno lottery game
(Arizona) -- Gov. Doug Ducey is hoping to fund part of his teacher pay package through a new form of gambling that may be illegal, is opposed by a key backer of the...

4/4/2018

article Supervisor approve contribution from CRIT gaming compact
(Arizona) -- The La Paz County Supervisors accepted the 2017 Colorado River Indian Tribes’ and State of Arizona Gaming Compact contribution at their March 19...

3/20/2018

article Tribal lands attract commercial development near casinos
(Arizona) -- Arizona’s tribal casinos brought in close to $25 billion from 2004-2017, according to annual tribal contribution reports by the Arizona Department of...

2/24/2018

article Arizona tribe opens Verde Valley’s first six story tall hotel.
(Arizona) -- The Yavapai-Apache Nation celebrated the grand opening of its newly developed $30 million Cliff Castle Casino Hotel on Friday. Located along I-17 in the...

2/5/2018

article Arizona lawmaker delays gaming bill after Navajo Nation objects
(Arizona) -- A bill to authorize keno games in Arizona has drawn objections from the Navajo Nation, Capitol Media Services reports. At a January 31 hearing, an attorney...

2/1/2018

article Tribe fights proposal for new state lottery game
(Arizona) -- Plans for what could be an instant state-run numbers game hit a snag Wednesday as an attorney for the state’s largest tribe warned lawmakers it would...
article Tribes put the brakes on state’s lottery expansion
(Arizona) -- Plans for what could be an instant, state-run numbers game hit a snag Wednesday as an attorney for the state’s largest tribe warned lawmakers the...

1/5/2018

article Casino Del Sol renovates and relocates Paradiso Lounge
(Arizona) -- The all-new Paradiso Lounge is officially open. Casino Del Sol, The Sol of Tucson, has a brand-new Paradiso Lounge. The property has relocated the music...

12/18/2017

article Along the Gila: Apache Sky Awards Grant
(Arizona) -- It was on April 1 of this year that the new Apache Sky Casino began operations in Dudleyville. It began in prefabricated buildings, but the preparation of...

11/16/2017

article Casino del Sol resort to add 150-room hotel plus RV site
(Arizona) -- The Pascua Yaqui Tribe plans to build a 150-room hotel, a recreational vehicle site and an enlarged convention space at its Casino del Sol Resort, Spa and...

11/2/2017

article Arizona tribal casino gambling revenue up by 4.8 percent
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Department of Gaming says contributions to the state from tribal gambling revenue will be more than $26 million for the quarter that ended on...

10/23/2017

press release Arizona Indian Gaming Association to host 2017 AIGA Expo at the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA) will kick off the AIGA Expo, this week on October 22 – 24, 2017, at the We-Ko-Pa Resort and Conference Center...

8/22/2017

article Arizona gaming agency reverses course, says funding for horse racing on track
(Arizona) -- Arizona Department of Gaming officials, who recently warned that budget cuts might shut down Arizona's pari-mutuel horse racing by early next year, now...

8/5/2017

article Arizona Charities Hit Bonanza with Casinos Unclaimed Jackpots
(Arizona) -- Arizona charities are benefitting from a program where three Phoenix-based casinos are donating unclaimed jackpots. Operated by Gila River Gaming...

8/3/2017

article Arizona Tribal Gaming Bounces Back, Encouraging Casino Expansion Interests
(Arizona) -- Tribal gambling will have provided Arizona a financial benefit of more than $26 million in the second quarter of 2017, an increase of 4.8 percent compared...

8/2/2017

article Arizona tribal casino gambling revenue up by 4.8 percent
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Department of Gaming says contributions to the state from tribal gambling revenue will be more than $26 million for the quarter that ended on...

6/22/2017

article Unwind in Tucson: Hiapsi Spa at Casino Del Sol Blooms in the Desert
(Arizona) -- When it comes to skincare, the Pascua Yaquis are a people of the Sonoran desert with an advantage—they have hundreds of years of experience extracting...

5/25/2017

article Casino gambling's effect on Arizona education: $45 a year per kid
(Arizona) -- When Arizona voters agreed to allow American Indian tribes to build casinos, state leaders promised it would be a boon to the tribes, state coffers and...

5/22/2017

article Arizona lottery change could mean more money for foster child advocates
(Arizona) -- Lottery players aren't the only ones who could win more this fall when the Mega Millions game changes. The ticket price will double, from $1 to $2, and...

5/18/2017

article American Bankers Association, Ford, LinkedIn, Boeing hire new lobbyists [2nd Item]
(Washington D.C.) -- TWO BIG LOBBYING SPENDERS RESOLVE A QUARREL: For years, a pair of Arizona tribes, the Gila River Indian Community and the Tohono O’odham...

5/17/2017

article Our Turn: The real Turf Paradise issue isn't a brotherly feud
(Arizona) -- Rather than focus on how Turf Paradise has been able to survive as an Arizona institution for 61 years despite the incredible challenges we’ll...

5/9/2017

article Arizona Tribal Casino Gambling Revenue Up By 4.2 Percent
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Department of Gaming says contributions to the state from tribal gambling revenue will be about $25 million for the quarter that ended on March...

5/4/2017

article Casino Del Sol earns prestigious rating by AAA 6th year running
(Arizona) -- The AAA Four Diamond Rating is provided only to venues that offer the very best for their customers. Fewer than 6% of the nearly 28,000 AAA approved hotels...
article Tucson’s Casino Del Sol maintains top AAA rating
(Arizona) -- Tucson’s Pascua Yaqui Tribe-owned Casino Del Sol recently received its sixth consecutive Four Diamond Rating from AAA in a nod to its service, style...

2/23/2017

article Yavapai-Apache Nation distributes Prop 202 Arizona Indian Gaming funds to Jerome, Clarkdale, Camp Verde
(Arizona) -- Yavapai-Apache Nation executive officers Chairwoman Jane Russell-Winiecki, Vice Chairman Larry Jackson, Sr. and council members Rachel Hood, Siera Russell...

2/20/2017

article Arizona gambling bill advances after a few changes
(Arizona) -- Senate Bill 1312 was introduced by Arizona State Senator Sonny Borrelli to allow for the legalization of gambling in bars and clubs. The legislation was...
article Arizona promotes legislation of keno sector
(Arizona) -- Arizona legislators have eliminated the bingo sector off the gaming Senate Bill 1312 that intends to legalise gambling in local bars and clubs. However,...

2/17/2017

article Arizona bar and club gambling proposal advances - but only for keno
(Arizona) -- A legislative effort to legalize gambling in bars and clubs is advancing, despite warnings from the American Indian tribes that it violates their gaming...

2/10/2017

article Bill: Allow gambling at Arizona bars, fund full-day kindergarten
(Arizona) -- An Arizona lawmaker says he has a solution to Arizona's education money woes: more gambling. Sen. Sonny Borrelli, R-Lake Havasu, has proposed...

2/6/2017

article Bernadine Burnette elected chairperson of Arizona Indian Gaming Association
(Arizona) -- Bernadine Burnette, president of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, was elected as Chairperson of the Arizona Indian Gaming Association at the organization...
article Our View: Tribal casinos shouldn’t be only game in town
(Arizona) -- So how long do indigenous tribes get to have a de facto monopoly in Arizona? For casino gaming, the answer is, “As long as they so desire.” The...

2/5/2017

article Casino Del Sol recognized on Best Hotels list
(Arizona) -- For the second consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and information, included Casino Del Sol...

2/3/2017

article Contention developing over bill to legalize electronic bingo in Arizona
(Arizona) -- In Arizona some contention has developed over State Sen. Sonny Borrelli’s bill to legalize electronic bingo, reports the News-Herald via its...
press release Casino Del Sol Named One of Arizona's Best Hotels by U.S. News & World Report
(Arizona) -- For the second consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and information, included Casino Del Sol...

1/31/2017

article Arizona Gaming Commission fears consequences of Sonny Borrelli’s bingo bill
(Arizona) -- State Sen. Sonny Borrelli’s bill to legalize electronic bingo is approaching the Legislature this executive session, a move which has left concerns...

1/8/2017

article Legal Gambling in Arizona Has Undergone Dramatic Changes
(Arizona) -- Arizona is among the most prohibitive states in America toward gambling. Yet, since Congress passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in 1988, casino...

1/6/2017

article Tribal Gaming 2016 Year in Review
(Arizona) -- Dear Friends of Tribal Gaming, Tribal Gaming saw a number of challenges, changes and wins in 2016. We look back on 2016 through images that celebrate the...

1/5/2017

article NCLGS Gaming Conference Commences Tomorrow in Arizona
(Arizona) -- The NCLGS gaming conference holds its annual winter meeting this week in Scottsdale, Arizona, a rather strange host location considering the numerous state...

1/4/2017

article Legal gambling in Arizona has undergone dramatic changes
(Arizona) -- Arizona is among the most prohibitive states in America toward gambling. Yet, since Congress passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in 1988, casino...

1/3/2017

article Indian gaming compacts panel set for Jan. 7 in Scottsdale
(Arizona) -- Tribal gaming compacts and case studies will be under the microscope in a Jan. 7 panel discussion led by Steve Hart of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie during...

12/29/2016

article Group of mayors voice support for Ducey’s Indian casino push
(Arizona) -- Several mayors are backing Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s efforts to craft a new deal with Native American tribes to restrict new casinos in the Phoenix...

12/19/2016

press release Pascua Yaqui Tribe Welcomes Arizona Governor Ducey's Commitment To Improving The Arizona-Tribal Gaming Compact
(Arizona) -- On Nov. 21, Governor Doug Ducey and several Arizona Indian Tribes signed agreements to begin the process of renegotiating gaming compacts approved by...

12/18/2016

article Second Lake Havasu casino construction in full swing
(Arizona) -- After starting construction on a second casino in the Lake Havasu area, the Chemehuevi Tribal Council has announced that the venue should be done by April...

12/17/2016

article Construction in progress for new casino
(Arizona) -- The construction of a second, long-awaited casino across from Lake Havasu City is underway. The Chemehuevi Tribal Council began construction of a second...

12/6/2016

article Arizona Tribes and State Come Together on Gaming Compact
(Arizona) -- Eight Arizona tribes – including the Navajo Nation – have signed an initial agreement with the state to amend the current gaming compact. In...

12/3/2016

article Indian gaming compact receives amendments
(Arizona) -- Governor Doug Ducey joined nine tribal leaders on Monday, Nov. 21, to affirm amendments to the Indian gaming compact, building a connection among the tribes...
article Tohono O'odham Nation Against Proposal By Gov. Ducey Over Future Of Glendale Casino
(Arizona) -- Officials of the Tohono O'odham Nation may be leaning against a proposal by Gov. Doug Ducey to bring expanded gambling to its casino in Glendale.

12/1/2016

article Tohono O'odham say proposed casino deal not likely acceptable to tribe
(Arizona) -- Attorneys and officials of the Tohono O’odham Nation are throwing cold water on the deal proposed by Gov. Doug Ducey over the future of a Glendale...
article Arizona Governor, Tribes Sign Updated Gaming Compact
(Arizona) -- Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and representatives of nine out of 17 Arizona tribes renegotiated the state’s gaming compacts in Phoenix last week. The...
article Indian gaming compact receives amendments
(Arizona) -- Governor Doug Ducey joined nine tribal leaders on Monday, Nov. 21, to affirm amendments to the Indian gaming compact, building a connection among the tribes...

11/30/2016

article Tribes sign gaming compact amendment
(Arizona) -- Nov. 21, the Gila River Indian Community and Salt River Indian Community were sitting at a table on the third floor of the Arizona Capitol Museum when a...

11/29/2016

article Governor, tribes sign amended gaming compact
(Arizona) -- Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and nine tribal leaders from around the state gathered in Phoenix last week to renegotiate the state’s gaming compacts. The...

11/27/2016

article Ducey, tribal leaders affirm native gaming agreement amendments
(Arizona) -- Gov. Doug Ducey and nine tribal leaders met to affirm amendments to the Indian gaming compact and solidify a promise made 15 years ago.

11/23/2016

article Ducey reaches deal with tribes to limit gaming to existing reservations
(Arizona) -- Gov. Doug Ducey agreed Monday to allow full-scale gambling at the Tohono O’odham casino in Glendale in exchange for a promise the tribe won’t...

11/22/2016

article Arizona limits casino expansion but improves revenue generation in new tribal compact
(Arizona) -- The state of Arizona will not be building any new casinos for the foreseeable future after State Governor Doug Ducey and 10 Indian tribal nations agreed on...
article What's Next For Tribal Casinos, And Will Another One Be Built In Valley?
(Arizona) -- Arizona may be on the cusp of changes to the 2002 Gaming Compact with Native American tribes. To learn more about what’s next and whether another...

11/21/2016

article Ducey, some tribes look to rework gambling deal, limit Phoenix casinos
(Arizona) -- Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and the leaders of several Native American tribes want to rework state gaming compacts that regulate Indian casinos in the state. A...
article Gov. Doug Ducey offers to OK Glendale tribal casino
(Arizona) -- Gov. Doug Ducey is offering to remove restrictions on a southern Arizona tribe's casino in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale as part of deal with 10 other...
article Gov. Doug Ducey strikes deal to reopen Arizona tribal gaming compacts
(Arizona) -- Gov. Doug Ducey is set to announce an agreement with 10 Arizona Indian tribes that is expected to lead to renegotiating gaming compacts approved by voters...
article Gov. Ducey announces new deal with tribal casinos
(Arizona) -- Gov. Doug Ducey announced a deal on Monday that allows an Arizona tribe to move forward on a controversial Glendale casino while stopping any more from...
press release Governor Ducey Signs Amended Tribal Gaming Compact
(Arizona) -- Governor Doug Ducey joined 9 tribal leaders Monday afternoon to affirm amendments to the Indian gaming compact, building a connection among the tribes of...
article Native American nations, Arizona sign new gaming compact
(Arizona) -- Eight Arizona tribal leaders and Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday signed an agreement regarding a 14-year-old gaming compact. The new agreement allows Native...
article Tohono O'odham Nation Concerned About Lack of Communication On Gaming Compact
(Arizona) -- Arizona wants to clear the way for a controversial casino near Glendale to offer La Vegas-style gambling, but the tribe that owns the casino says it has so...
press release Governor Ducey Introduces New Tribal – State Gaming Compacts in Signing Ceremony
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA), on behalf of its 15 Member Tribes, is aware of Governor Doug Ducey’s initiative to begin new gaming...

10/17/2016

press release Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Brings Tribal Expertise to AIGA 2016
(Arizona) -- Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has been a supporter of tribal gaming since its inception, and now the company is bringing its expertise to the...

9/13/2016

article One of Scottsdale's Highest Rated Hotels, We-Ko-Pa Wins Another Award
(Arizona) -- Three months after receiving the Trip Advisor 2016 Certificate of Excellence, the We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center has added another significant...

8/4/2016

article Tribal gambling down again in Arizona
(Arizona) -- Tribal gambling revenues in Arizona have fallen for the second consecutive quarter, according to figures released by the US state’s Department of...

7/5/2016

article Beyond Casinos: How Arizona Tribes Are Cashing In
(Arizona) -- From sports teams to car dealerships, Indian gaming is helping tribes across Arizona expand their economic muscle. Currently, 16 tribes operate 23 casinos...

7/3/2016

article Casino Del Sol Resort and Casino celebrating 22nd anniversary
(Arizona) -- The Casino Del Sol Resort is currently celebrating their 22nd anniversary as the 4th of July weekend rolls around. The Tucson, Arizona gambling facility...

7/2/2016

article Beyond Tribal Gaming: How business enterprises developed by Indian communities are contributing to Arizona's economy
(Arizona) -- Doing business with Native American tribes centers around building trust, realizing their motivations are different than other enterprises and understanding...
article Beyond Tribal Gaming: Arizona tribes pushing economic impact into sports deals, technology
(Arizona) -- Arizona’s Indian communities increasingly are contributing to the state’s overall economy, not just with casinos, but also with naming rights to...

7/1/2016

article Casino Del Sol kicks off 22nd anniversary celebration this weekend
(Arizona) -- With Fourth of July weekend here, a proud Tucson institution will also be celebrating its 22nd anniversary. Casino Del Sol Resort and Casino opened its...

5/15/2016

article Arizona Indian Gaming Association supports Proposition 123
(Arizona) -- Leaders at the Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA) recently spoke for all of its 15 Tribe members to show its support for Proposition 123, the Arizona...

5/13/2016

press release Arizona Indian Gaming Association Backs The Arizona Education Finance Amendment, Proposition 123
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA), on behalf of its 15 member Tribes, declared its support of the Arizona Education Finance Amendment, known as...

5/6/2016

article Live racing at Tucson Greyhound Park could come to end if Arizona lawmakers pass bill
(Arizona) -- Tucson Greyhound Park has had live racing since 1944 and is the only Greyhound racing track that is still operating west of the Rocky Mountains. But that...

5/3/2016

article Tribal casino gambling revenue down in AZ; battle over West Valley Casino ongoing
(Arizona) -- For the quarter that ended March 31, contributions from tribal gaming revenue to the state will be an approximate $23.9 million, according to the Arizona...

5/2/2016

article Arizona tribal casino gambling revenue down by 5.1 percent
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Department of Gaming says contributions to the state from tribal gambling revenue will be about $23.9 million for the quarter that ended on...
article Tribal gaming revenue dips after 6 quarters of growth
(Arizona) -- After six quarters of continuous growth, tribal gaming revenue in Arizona dipped. The latest quarter, which ended on March 31, showed that tribal casino...

4/17/2016

article The New Yavapai Economy: Economic Contributions of American Indian Tribes
(Arizona) -- American Indian Tribes have a long history of entrepreneurship, creating robust economies with dynamic trade routes that spanned regions throughout the...

4/7/2016

article Panel OKs end of dog racing in Arizona
(Arizona) -- State legislators are moving to finally end dog racing in Arizona, a practice one lawmaker called “one step above dog fighting.” Legislation...

3/16/2016

article Arizona Tribal Owned Casinos Bet on the Millennial Market
(Arizona) -- By far the hardest market to predict the trends of are the millennials, as no businessman really understands how they work.
article Can Casinos Hit The Jackpot With Millennials While Keeping Baby Boomers Happy?
(Arizona) -- As Baby Boomers age, the gaming industry is trying to attract more millennials. It’s a topic that attracted a lot of interest at the National Indian...
article Report: Arizona casino revenues grew for fourth year, mirroring nation
(Arizona) -- 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,...

3/5/2016

article Feeling lucky: Arizona casinos grow in revenue for fourth year in a row
(Arizona) -- Casinos in Arizona have seen a growth in revenue for the fourth year in a row, according to the Phoenix Business Journal. Arizona casinos made $1.82 billion...

3/2/2016

article Arizona Indian gaming revenue supports state programs
(Arizona) -- For the sixth consecutive quarter, the Arizona Department of Gaming has announced an increase in tribal contributions. The quarter ended Dec. 31, 2015 with...

2/21/2016

article Arizona tribe restarts site work on possible casino near Prescott
(Arizona) -- Nearly two years after talk of the project first surfaced, news of the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe’s new casino and resort in the Prescott, Arizona area...

2/5/2016

article Arizona tribal casino gambling revenue up by 6.9 percent
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Department of Gaming says contributions to the state from tribal gambling revenue will be about $15 million for the quarter that ended on Dec....

1/1/2016

article Tribes' economic impact widely felt
(Arizona) -- A recent study released by the Arizona Indian Gaming Association shows that tribal gaming helps place tribal nations in the top ranks for employers in the...

11/15/2015

article Malnar vows to listen, work for fiscal improvement, fairer taxes
(Arizona) -- Ray Malnar campaigned for City Council largely on the theme that he would listen, be more responsive than his opponent to the wishes of constituents...
article Tribal Lobbying Is Booming After Abramoff Scandal
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community, an Arizona tribe that operates casinos near Phoenix wants to stop another tribe from opening a rival enterprise. So Gila...

11/12/2015

article Some Az tribal casinos put bets on risky demographic: Millennials
(Arizona) -- Philip Smith remembers the sights, sounds and smells of the last time he went gambling. “I was with my brother, and we were having a great time...

11/9/2015

article Quarterly Tribal Gaming contributions continue to rise
(Arizona) -- People are “contributing” to Arizona’s Indian casinos and are increasing revenues for tribes and the state. In a press release the Arizona...

11/7/2015

article Arizona Tribal Land Protected by Federal Law
(California) -- An Arizona law that could block a Native American tribe's trust application for replacement reservation land is preempted by federal law, the Ninth...

11/6/2015

article Arizona Tribal Casino Gaming Revenue Up By 6.4 Percent
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Department of Gaming says contributions to the state from tribal gambling revenue will be about $25.6 million for the quarter that ended on Sept...

10/18/2015

article Feds target casino money laundering
(Arizona) -- The river of cash flowing through casinos can attract drug traffickers looking to launder their profits, but authorities in southern Arizona and across the...

10/14/2015

press release Tribal Gaming Has Widespread Impact On Arizona Jobs, Education, According To Newly Released Study
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA) today unveiled a groundbreaking economic impact study that provides a comprehensive look at the widespread...

10/8/2015

article How tribal gaming impacts the Arizona economy
(Arizona) -- While casino revenues in Arizona are still below their pre-recession peak, they are on the rise again. And projects and developments begun over the course...

10/7/2015

article Arizona tribes expand brands, business reach
(Arizona) -- It's official. The Talking Stick Resort Arena is now the home of the Phoenix Suns. The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community secured the naming...
article Tribal communities look to expand brand
(Arizona) -- Arizona's 22 tribal owned casinos brought in more than $1.8 billion in 2012, and like any good business, the tribes that are doing well are looking...

9/23/2015

press release Arizona Tribes Launch Commercial Campaign
(Arizona) -- On Monday, September 14th, the Arizona Indian Gaming Association released a new thirty second television spot highlighting the many benefits of Tribal...

8/2/2015

article Arizona’s Q2 tribal gaming revenue increases, contributes $25.8 million to state’s operating costs
(Arizona) -- For the fourth consecutive quarter, Arizona’s tribal gaming revenue, received from fifteen tribes operating twenty-three casinos, has increased over the...

7/12/2015

article Arizona has active role in casino oversight, report says
(Arizona) -- Arizona is one of only seven states that take an active regulatory role in Indian gaming and oversight, according to a General Accountability Office report...

5/28/2015

article MORLOCK: $8.5 billion in gaming later, how are tribes doing?
(Arizona) -- Ned Norris, Jr., isn't the tribal chairman of the Tohono O'odham Nation anymore and it happened this week. What's that? First you heard of it?

5/3/2015

article Arizona tribal casino gaming revenue up by 4.7 percent
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Department of Gaming says contributions to the state from tribal gambling revenue will be about $25.2 million for the quarter that ended on...

4/5/2015

article Virtual university plans to open doors in Chino Valley
(Arizona) -- An online university planning to open with headquarters in Chino Valley is expected to pass tribal grant funds through the town coffers after town officials...

3/31/2015

article Q & A: Arizona Indian Gaming
(Arizona) -- The US Congress enacted the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in 1988, which established basic federal regulations and enforcement responsibilities for Indian...

3/30/2015

article Q & A: Arizona Indian Gaming
(Arizona) -- The US Congress enacted the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in 1988, which established basic federal regulations and enforcement responsibilities for Indian...

2/5/2015

article Beauty Meets Obama; Talks Past Achievements and Future Goals
(Arizona) -- When Thomas Beauty attended President Obama’s 6th Annual White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, D.C. in early December, he wore three...

2/2/2015

article Increased Indian gaming revenue supports Arizona programs
(Arizona) -- Arizona Department of Gaming has encouraging news for tribal contributions. Tribal contributions to the state from gaming revenue will be approximately $14....

1/24/2015

article Group names WMAT's Shasta Dazen to People of Influence list
(Arizona) -- Miss Indian Arizona Shasta Dazen, a member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe and the former Miss White Mountain Apache, ha been named as one of the “...

12/30/2014

article Casino gambling making big bucks in Arizona
(Arizona) -- Casinos in Arizona are starting to regain some of the business lost during the recession, but the recovery process has been slow and numbers are still far...

12/13/2014

article Pascua Yaqui Tribe’s Gaming Enterprise Announces New CEO
(Arizona) -- Everything has been Arizona sunshine and lucky sevens for Casino del Sol’s Kimberly Van Amburg, who has hit the jackpot as the newly-announced Chief...

12/11/2014

article Top 10 casinos in Arizona
(Arizona) -- Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort: This property, which opened in 2013, is the Navajo Nation's first casino in Arizona. The gaming room has many of the...

11/21/2014

article Arizona’s Indian Gaming Phenomenon
(Arizona) -- “It’s the tribal in tribal gaming that makes the difference and this has been a banner year for Indian gaming in Arizona,” said Valerie...

11/1/2014

article Arizona tribal casino gaming revenue up slightly
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Department of Gaming says contributions to the state from tribal gambling revenue will be about $24.1 million for the quarter that ended Sept....

9/30/2014

article Local officials travel to D.C. for McCain, Flake anti-gaming bill
(Arizona) -- Ground has been broken for a new tribal casino in Glendale, but it won't go up if Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake have their way. They're...

8/19/2014

article What are the economic effects of a thriving Indian gaming industry in Arizona?
(Arizona) -- There has been a lot in the news about Indian gaming establishments across the United States over the last few years. Much of what's been said about the...
article Tribal gaming contributions reach $1B in Arizona
(Arizona) -- This quarter contributions from tribal gaming to the state reached $1 billion since contributions began in 2004. The Arizona Benefits Fund shares tribal...

8/11/2014

article Arizona Gaming total shared revenues top $1 billion
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Indian Gaming Association, has announced it has contributed more than $1 billion in shared Tribal gaming revenues to Arizona over the past 11...

8/8/2014

article Tribal gaming grants Arizona $1 billion in revenue
(Arizona) -- Tribal gaming is a proven economic engine for the state of Arizona. Over the past 11 years, more than $1 billion in shared tribal gaming revenues have gone...

8/7/2014

article Arizona Receives More Than $1 Billion From Tribal Gaming
(Arizona) -- The state has received more than $1 billion from Indian gaming in the past 11 years, according to a recently released report from the Arizona Indian Gaming...

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