Subscribe to our Daily Digest e-mail

Glendale Casino

7/23/2016

article Arizona Department of Gaming admits to sharing Tohono O’odham Nation documents
(Arizona) -- The state is owning up to sharing documents that they shouldn’t had after admitting minutes of the Tohono O’odham Nation were provided to a...

7/21/2016

article Documents from Tohono O’odham lawsuit vs. state find way from one attorney to another, then to PR firm, then to reporter
(Arizona) -- Minutes from the San Lucy Council District of the Tohono O’odham Nation were made public in an interesting fashion last week. A freelance reporter,...

7/19/2016

article Arizona state attorney: Tohono O'odham Tribe committed fraud
(Arizona) -- Officials of the Tohono O'odham Nation were discussing possible sites for a casino in Maricopa County even as tribes were telling voters in 2002 there...

7/14/2016

article Dirty dealing in Arizona; State releases documents to rival tribe
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Nation’s hopes of turning their Class II Desert Diamond Casino Resort in the West Valley in Glendale, Arizona into a full-...
article Documents reveal Tohono Nation officials sought land before tribal gaming vote
(Arizona) -- Officials of the Tohono O'odham Nation were discussing possible sites for a casino in Maricopa County even as tribes were telling voters in 2002 there...
article LETTER: The casino cartel
(Arizona) -- Glendale residents tend to support or oppose the (Desert Diamond Casino-West Valley) casino, based on various ideas about “the sin of gambling”...

7/12/2016

article Documents indicate tribe misled voters on casino sites
(Arizona) -- Officials of the Tohono O’odham Nation were discussing possible sites for a casino in Maricopa County even as tribes were telling voters in 2002 there...

7/8/2016

article West Valley casino delivers first check
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Nation and the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise (TOGE) presented the City of Glendale with a check for $1,193,989.07 June 28 in a...

7/7/2016

article Tohono O’odham delivers first check
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Nation and the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise (TOGE) presented the City of Glendale with a check for $1,193,989.07 June 28...

7/1/2016

article Tohono O’odham Nation has another hurdle to clear
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Nation was in familiar territory last week – United States District Judge David Campbell’s courtroom in downtown...

6/30/2016

article Drama continues for West Valley casino
(Arizona) -- In what appears to be the never-ending saga of the West Valley casino, otherwise known as Desert Diamond Casino-West Valley, once again, the courts are...
article Editorial: Arizona tribe making good on its promises
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’Odham Nation of Arizona has made a $1.2 million payment to the city of Glendale as part of an agreement it signed two years ago before...

6/28/2016

article Glendale Receives First $1.5M Payment From Tohono O'odham Casino Settlement
(Arizona) -- While the state continues to battle the Tohono O’odham nation over the legality of a Phoenix-area casino, the city of Glendale will receive their...

6/23/2016

article Tribal Legislators' Docs Mostly Unprotected In Casino Row [sub req]
(Arizona) -- An Arizona federal judge said Tuesday that the Tohono O'odham Nation must disclose documents and allow its witnesses to answer questions connected with...

6/22/2016

article Judge orders tribe to produce records on Glendale casino
(Arizona) -- A federal judge has ordered a southern Arizona tribe to produce records showing what the tribal council and one of its district councils discussed in 2002...

6/21/2016

article Ducey wants to block O'odham efforts to query staffers
(Arizona) -- Gov. Doug Ducey wants a federal judge to block — or at least narrow — efforts by lawyers for the Tohono O’odham Nation to question his...

6/18/2016

article Tribal casino court battle going strong
(Arizona) -- Gov. Doug Ducey wants a federal judge to block — or at least narrow — efforts by lawyers for the Tohono O’odham Nation to question his...

6/7/2016

article Arizona gaming director wants notes from Tohono O'odham closed door tribal meeting
(Arizona) -- The state's gaming director wants a court order allowing him to look into the decision by the Tohono O'odham Nation to buy land for a casino near...
article Steller: Against odds, state keeps fighting O'odham casino
(Arizona) -- You are forgiven if you think you’ve heard this before: The Tohono O’odham Nation has won another court ruling in its effort to establish a full...

6/4/2016

article Arizona gaming director wants tribe's private documents on casino
(Arizona) -- The state’s gaming director wants a court order allowing him to pry into the decision by the Tohono O’odham Nation to buy land for a casino near...
article Legal battle emerges over tribe's pursuit of land near Glendale for casino
(Arizona) -- Arizona's gaming director wants a court order allowing him to pry into the decision by the Tohono O'odham Nation to buy land for a casino near...

5/29/2016

article 9th Circuit won't rehear Tohono O'odham Nation gaming case
(Arizona) -- Another Indian gaming case could be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court. In March, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Tohono O'odham Nation...

5/24/2016

article 9th Circuit won't rehear Tohono O'odham Nation gaming case
(Arizona) -- Another Indian gaming case could be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court. In March, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Tohono O'odham Nation...

5/22/2016

article Court rejects opponents’ appeal in favor of Tohono O’odham Nation casino
(Arizona) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rejected opponents’ request for the Ninth Circuit to reconsider its decision in favor of the Tohono O...

5/21/2016

article Court rejects opponents’ appeal in favor of Tohono O’odham Nation casino
(Arizona) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rejected opponents’ request for the Ninth Circuit to reconsider its decision in favor of the Tohono O...

5/20/2016

article Federal appeals court lets stand ruling favoring tribe’s right to operate W.V. casino
(Arizona) -- A federal appeals court has upheld its previous decision allowing a southern Arizona tribe to maintain its casino operation in the WestValley just outside...
article Federal Court Won't Reconsider Decision To Allow Gaming At West Valley Casino
(Arizona) -- A federal court says they won’t be reconsidering a recent decision to allow the Tohono O’odham Nation to run a gaming operation on its land near...

5/18/2016

article Two East Valley tribes resign from Arizona Indian Gaming Association
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Indian Gaming Association lost two members May 6, when the Gila River Indian Community and Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community resigned...

5/15/2016

article Tohono O'odham Nation still fighting anti-casino bill on Capitol Hill
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O'odham Nation opened a new casino to large crowds in December but opponents on Capitol Hill are still trying to shut it down. Rep. Trent...

5/11/2016

article Lobbying field day on Indian gaming bill continues
(Washington D.C.) -- The heavily lobbied Arizona Indian gaming bill, which failed last fall, might make yet another comeback. According to a PI tipster, the measure is...

5/9/2016

article Two Tribes Leave Arizona Gaming Group Over Casino Row [ sub req]
(Arizona) -- Two Arizona Native American tribes have withdrawn from a local tribal gaming association over the organization’s alleged failure to pick a side in a...

5/7/2016

article Two Arizona tribes leave Indian gaming organization over West Valley casino dispute
(Arizona) -- Two Arizona tribes have left the state’s only organization that mediates and solves issues regarding Indian gaming on Friday, according to the Phoenix...
article Two of state’s largest tribes announce exit from Arizona Indian Gaming Association
(Arizona) -- On Friday, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) two of the largest tribes in Arizona, announced that...

5/6/2016

article Two of state's largest tribes leave Arizona Indian Gaming Association
(Arizona) -- Two of Arizona's largest tribes have resigned from the organization responsible for helping all of the tribes work together on Indian gaming issues over...
article Two of Valley's largest gaming tribes resign from Arizona Indian Gaming Association
(Arizona) -- Two of the Valley's largest gaming tribes in the Valley have decided to resign from the state's gaming association. The Gila River Indian Community...

4/26/2016

article Tohono O’odham Nation continues battle on Capitol Hill for Arizona casino
(Arizona) -- It took a great deal of effort for the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino and Resort to open in December of 2015, after the Tohono O’odham Nation faced...

4/25/2016

article Arizona Tribes Spend Big for Washington Lobbying
(Arizona) -- Two Arizona Indian tribes that are at odds over a Glendale casino opened by one of them have signed big lobbying contracts with Washington, D.C., firms, the...

4/7/2016

article Tribal leader calls court decision a ‘victory’
(Arizona) -- In a decision March 30, Federal District Court Judge David Campbell said the State of Arizona could use its argument from an earlier ruling in Campbell...

4/6/2016

article Ninth Circuit rules in tribe’s favor on Class III casino
(Arizona) -- Although the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled March 29 in favor of the Tohono O’odham Nation’s plan to build a casino and conduct Class III...

4/5/2016

article Court rejects latest challenge to Tohono O'odham's Glendale casino
(Arizona) -- A federal appeals court Tuesday rejected the latest in a long line of challenges to the Tohono O'odham casino that opened in Glendale in December. A...

4/3/2016

article U.S. Court gives Tohono O’odham casino project green light
(Arizona) -- On March 29, the U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit unanimously upheld that the Tohono O’odham Nation can operate a casino near Glendale, Arizona....

4/1/2016

article Arizona Tribe Can Move Forward with Glendale Casino Expansion Following US Appeals Court Decision
(Arizona) -- An Arizona tribe received the blessing of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals this week to expand its Glendale casino to include Class III gaming and...
article New federal ruling deals setback to West Valley casino's plan to widen gaming options
(Arizona) -- A new federal court ruling means there will not be full-blown gambling at a new casino near Glendale for months -- if not longer.

3/31/2016

article Court Rejects Latest Challenge to Tohono O’odham’s Glendale Casino
(Arizona) -- A federal appeals court Tuesday rejected the latest in a long line of challenges to the Tohono O’odham casino that opened in Glendale in December.
article A.J. Foyt brings IndyCar racing roaring back to Phoenix
(Arizona) -- IndyCar racing came roaring back to Arizona when A.J. Foyt was honored in Phoenix today. Executives from both IndyCar and Phoenix International Raceway (PIR...

3/30/2016

article Court: Tribe can have Glendale casino
(Arizona) -- A federal appeals court Tuesday morning slapped down yet another bid by state officials and other tribes to block the Tohono O’odham Nation from...
article Ninth Circuit rules in tribe’s favor on Class III casino
(Arizona) -- In a ruling handed down March 29, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the Federal District Court’s judgment, and held that the Tohono O’...
article U.S. Court gives Tohono O’odham casino project green light
(Arizona) -- On March 29, the U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit unanimously upheld that the Tohono O’odham Nation can operate a casino near Glendale, Arizona....

3/29/2016

article 9th Circuit court rules in Tohono O'odham Nation's favor on West Valley casino
(Arizona) -- The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday rejected efforts by a rival tribe to halt the Tohono O'odham Nation's operations of its West Valley...
article Court rejects bid to block new Tohono O'odham casino
(Arizona) -- A federal appeals court this morning slapped down yet another bid by state officials and other tribes to block the Tohono O'odham Nation from conducting...
article Court rejects latest challenge to Tohono O’odham’s Glendale casino
(Arizona) -- A federal appeals court Tuesday rejected the latest in a long line of challenges to the Tohono O’odham casino that opened in Glendale in December. A...
article Federal court again rejects attempt to block Glendale casino
(Arizona) -- A federal appeals court this morning on Tuesday slapped down yet another bid by state officials and other tribes to block the Tohono O’odham Nation...
article Ninth Circuit rules in tribe’s favor on Class III casino
(Arizona) -- In a ruling handed down March 29, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the Federal District Court’s judgment, and held that the Tohono O’...
article Sun Citians hail latest win by casino in bid to open more gambling
(Arizona) -- If Norb and Frannie Perz’s reaction to a federal appeals court ruling in support of wider gaming options for the West Valley’s new Desert...
article Tohono O'odham win in Ninth Circuit on casino
(Arizona) -- If this was a fair fight it would have been stopped several round ago. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that the tribe’s Desert...
article Tribe vs tribes: Arizona tribe bests rivals, state again in casino fight
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Nation keeps on winning court cases related to its new Glendale casino. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has sided with the O...
article Tribe's Arizona Casino Plan Upheld by 9th Circ.
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O'odham Nation's plan to build a casino in Glendale did not violate a gaming compact between the nation and Arizona, the Ninth Circuit...
article US court rules Arizona tribe can have casino in Glendale
(Arizona) -- A new court ruling says a southern Arizona tribe's gambling compact with the state allows the tribe to have a casino in Glendale. The 9th U.S. Circuit...

3/27/2016

article Montini: Ducey's denounce, deny and delay war on tribe
(Arizona) -- When Gov. Doug Ducey took office he promised in his first State of the State address to cut government red tape and regulatory delays so that every...

3/26/2016

article Desert Diamond West Valley named Phoenix race title sponsor
(Arizona) -- Desert Diamond West Valley, a new gaming casino in suburban Phoenix, has been named title sponsor of the upcoming Verizon IndyCar Series race at Phoenix...

2/17/2016

article Councilmember Chavira spotlights Desert Diamond Casino-West Valley on ‘Glendale Today’
(Arizona) -- Glendale Councilmember Sam Chavira of the Yucca district takes viewers inside the West Valley’s new Desert Diamond Casino in his latest edition of the...

2/5/2016

article Sen. McCain blames Sen. Tester for blocking legalization to stop the opening of Arizona tribe’s casino
(Arizona) -- After a long battle in December, the Tohono O’odham Nation, a southern Arizona tribe, opened the doors of the Desert Diamond Casino – West...

2/4/2016

article Sen. McCain still bothered by failure to block Arizona tribe's casino
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona overcame significant political and legal opposition when it opened a new casino in December and one lawmaker is...

2/1/2016

article Contract extended for Tohono O'odham gaming CEO
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise Board announced it will retain CEO Andy Asselin for another two years. Since joining the enterprise in early 2013...

1/30/2016

article Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise Extends CEO Andy Asselin's Contract
(Arizona) -- It's another two years on the books for Andy Asselin, current CEO of the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise (TOGE) Board. He joined the TOGE in...

1/28/2016

article Understanding the holdup on casino liquor license
(Arizona) -- To understand what is holding up the liquor license application of Desert Diamond Casino-West Valley, one has to look at the entire liquor license procedure.

1/27/2016

article Tohono O’odhams extend Andy Asselin’s CEO contract; Cite Desert Diamond West Valley Casino success
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise (TOGE) Board announced today that CEO, Andy Asselin will be retained for another two years. Mr. Asselin joined...

1/26/2016

article ROFF: Congress must decide Indian casino controversy
(Washington D.C.) -- When Congress passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in 1988 it was with the intention that a framework for the green-lighting of Indian casinos on...

1/1/2016

article Tohono O'odham Nation welcomes large crowd to new casino
(Arizona) -- The lines stretched out the door as the Tohono O'odham Nation opened Arizona's newest casino on Sunday. Some people waited overnight at the $200...

12/31/2015

article Casino waits for state to issue liquor license
(Arizona) -- One question over the weekend by slot players at Desert Diamond Casino-West Valley was, “Why is there no liquor being served?” The answer is...

12/30/2015

article Casino’s liquor license on hold
(Arizona) -- One question over the weekend by slot players at Desert Diamond Casino-West Valley was, “Why is there no liquor being served?” The answer is...

12/23/2015

article Casino opens to overflow crowd
(Arizona) -- After almost seven years since it was announced by the Tohono O’odham Nation, Desert Diamond Casino-West Valley opened its doors to the public at 95th...

12/22/2015

article Desert Diamond Casino: Will robust opening point to longer-term success?
(Arizona) -- Representatives of the Tohono O’odham Nation, the owners and operators of the West Valley’s first casino say it is too early to announce their...
article Tribal casino opens with no table games or slots
(Arizona) -- A southern Arizona tribe opened the doors of a long-planned casino on Sunday, but the sprawling Phoenix-area property will be missing a key component...

12/21/2015

article Desert Diamond Casino near Glendale opens to fanfare
(Arizona) -- The odds that West Valley gamblers will play closer to home are higher after thousands of visitors converged Sunday at the unveiling of the Tohono O'...
article Thousands throng to Glendale casino opening
(Arizona) -- The long struggle against seemingly impossible odds has ended with Sunday’s opening of the Tohono O’odham Nation’s Desert Diamond Casino...

12/20/2015

article Glendale-area tribal casino planning to open without license
(Arizona) -- A southern Arizona tribe will open the doors of a long-planned casino on Sunday at 1 p.m., but the sprawling Phoenix-area property will be missing a key...
article New Desert Diamond Casino opens Sunday
(Arizona) -- After a year of construction, the controversial Desert Diamond Resort and Casino is set to open. Reporter Marcy Jones got a sneak peak inside.
article Open for business: New West Valley casino bordering Glendale draws thousands
(Arizona) -- Desert Diamond Casino employees and officials were lined up on the inside welcoming gamblers as they excitedly made their way into the facility for the...
article Tohono O’odham Casino Near Glendale Opens Amid Ongoing Litigation
(Arizona) -- Hundreds of people lined the sidewalk for the opening of the Desert Diamond West Valley casino near Glendale Sunday. Workers and members of the Tohono O...

12/19/2015

article Desert Diamond Casino’s doors opening with wide options for slot players
(Arizona) -- Take a walk inside the brand-new Desert Diamond West Valley Casino, and one thing becomes apparent: The slot machines are the star attraction.
article New Desert Diamond Casino set to open Sunday
(Arizona) -- A new casino is set to open its doors Sunday in the west Valley. The controversial Desert Diamond Casino West Valley is located at 91st Avenue and Northern...
article Tohono O'odham's controversial casino opens Sunday in Glendale
(Arizona) -- Gamblers will have a new venue to test their luck starting Sunday, Dec. 20, when the Tohono O’odham Nation opens a casino in the Phoenix area’s...

12/18/2015

article After a long battle the Desert Diamond Casino West Valley near Glendale will open Sunday
(Arizona) -- In just two short days gamblers will be able to test their luck when the southern Arizona tribe, Tohono O’odham Nation, opens the first phase of the...
article Montini: Politicians still waging war on tribe's casino
(Arizona) -- The politicians who claim to represent you are completely ignoring you when it comes to the casino opening Sunday in Glendale, only a mile or so north of...
article West Valley Casino To Open Sunday, Despite Pending Lawsuits
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Nation’s West Valley casino opens on Sunday - it has been, and continues to be at the center of controversy. When the...
article West Valley residents look forward to Desert Diamond Casino and shorter drive
(Arizona) -- It’s here, and Sun Citians are planning to have some fun in a casino without having to drive 50 miles or more to get to one. “I’ve been...

12/17/2015

article Desert Diamond Casino West Valley near Glendale to open Sunday after long battle
(Arizona) -- Gamblers will have a new venue to test their luck starting Dec. 20, when a southern Arizona tribe opens a casino in the West Valley. The Tohono O'odham...
article Desert Diamond Casino West Valley: Will you go?
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O'odham Nation plans to open its West Valley casino on Dec. 2 with Class 2 gaming, a distinction that bypasses the state's opposition to...
article Tohono O'odham Nation To Open Long-Disputed Casino Near Glendale
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham nation will open a long-disputed casino near Glendale Sunday. Earlier this week, workers were putting the finishing touches inside...

12/16/2015

article See inside the new Desert Diamond Casino West Valley
(Arizona) -- The newest casino in Arizona opens Dec. 20, with 1,089 gaming machines. The Tohono O'odham Nation purchased the land for its Desert Diamond Casino West...
article West Valley casino opens Sunday
(Arizona) -- Take a good look. This is what visitors to the Desert Diamond Casino-West Valley will see Sunday when the controversial gaming facility opens for the first...

12/15/2015

article Inside look at Desert Diamond West Valley Casino; opens Sunday amid legal battle
(Arizona) -- The finishing touches are almost complete for the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino, owned and operated by the Tohono O'odham Tribal Nation near Loop...
article WV casino will open for first time to public 1 p.m. Sunday
(Arizona) -- The news gamblers in the West Valley have waited months for is here: The Desert Diamond Casino will open Sunday, Dec. 20, at 1 p.m. Representatives of the...

12/14/2015

article Poll shows widespread support for West Valley Casino; Opening planned for Dec. 20
(Arizona) -- Construction of a new casino in the west valley is in the final stages, and for the most part Arizona voters are supportive of it. The national polling firm...

12/8/2015

article U.S. House hands tribe another casino victory
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. House of Representatives last month voted down an attempt to avoid debate and rush through legislation designed to halt construction and...

11/24/2015

article House fails to block Tohono O'odham casino resort in Glendale
(Washington D.C.) -- The House Nov. 16 failed to muster the two-thirds vote needed to pass a bill that would have blocked a Tohono O'odham casino in Glendale, just...

11/20/2015

article Tohono O'odham Nation eyes more development at new casino
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona is moving full steam ahead for the December 20 opening of its controversial new casino. The tribe is putting 500...

11/19/2015

article Three Indian tribes' casino battle heads to Capitol Hill
(Arizona) -- Three Arizona Native American tribes are continuing their battle over a casino development west of Phoenix. The last venue is Capitol Hill. The Tohono O...

11/18/2015

article Editorial: It’s time for the feds to keep their promise
(Arizona) -- In yet another attempt to stop the construction and operation of a West Valley casino on the borders of Glendale and Peoria, Congressman Trent Franks...
article West Valley casino clears another hurdle
(Arizona) -- It was about 4:50 p.m. Arizona time Nov. 16, when the U.S. House of Representatives failed to meet the two-thirds threshold for suspension of rules and...

11/17/2015

article House Bill To Block Casino Near Glendale Fails — May Not Be Dead Yet
(Washington D.C.) -- A bill that would block the opening of a casino near Glendale failed in Congress Monday. The U.S. House of Representatives version of the so-called...
article US House fails to pass controversial bill to block Phoenix area casino
(Washington D.C.) -- On Monday efforts to pass a contentious and heavily lobbied bill fell short when the house failed to put through HR 308, a measure that would...
article Roberts: Credit Tohono O'odham for putting one over on Arizona voters
(Arizona) -- 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...

11/16/2015

article Bill to block controversial Arizona casino fails in House
(Washington D.C.) -- The House failed to pass a contentious and heavily lobbied bill Monday that would block construction of a controversial casino in a Phoenix suburb....
article Bill to block O'odham casino fails in House
(Washington D.C.) -- In a stunning setback for the state and other tribes, the U.S. House failed late Monday to pass legislation that would have blocked the Tohono O...
article Bill to block tribe's Glendale casino fails US House vote
(Washington D.C.) -- A bill that would block a casino project nearing completion in the western Phoenix suburbs has failed in the U.S. House of Representatives. The...
article Measure blocking W.V. casino falls short of needed House majority
(Washington D.C.) -- Proponents of a new West Valley casino have won a key victory in Congress, where a resolution that would have halted the project failed to gain the...
article U.S. House measure to halt casino near Glendale fails
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. House on Monday evening rejected quick passage of a bill intended to block the Tohono O'odham Nation from opening a controversial...
article Montini: Arizona politicians wage war on Tohono O'odham
(Arizona) -- Monday in Congress some members of the Arizona delegation are waging war against the Tohono O’odham Nation. And they’re doing so in the...
article HART: Tohono O’odham broke the trust of tribes, voters, and the state of Arizona
(Arizona) -- In 2002, 17 tribal governments and the State of Arizona painstakingly negotiated a landmark compact to govern gaming in the State for the next quarter...

11/14/2015

article My Turn: Scare tactics should not stop casino
(Arizona) -- In response to Mr. Chuck Schmidt's My Turn column “Schools and gaming don’t mix,” (Nov. 13, 2015), I have been an educator in Glendale...
article Desert Diamond Casino – West Valley future on the line
(Arizona) -- Scott Harphant works on the communication and all the cabling that supports the computers and cameras at the Desert Diamond Casino – West Valley....
article Measure that would block West Valley casino back before Congress Monday
(Washington D.C.) -- A measure that would block a southern Arizona Indian tribe from operating a casino on its land next to Glendale is being revived in Congress next...

11/13/2015

article Tribal gaming bill returns
(Washington D.C.) -- IT'S BAAACK: The much-lobbied bill that would block a Phoenix-area tribal casino will be back on the suspension calendar for next week.
article Campaign cash beats out a return to regular order
(Washington D.C.) -- The House suspension calendar is intended for uncontroversial matters, not requiring lengthy consideration or more money from taxpayers.
article MANUEL: Great nations should keep their word
(Arizona) -- A generation ago, the United States destroyed nearly 10,000 acres of the Tohono O'odham Nation’s reservation land in Maricopa County near Phoenix.
article Schools and gaming don't mix — My Turn
(Arizona) -- Games like football, soccer and chess are hallmarks of the high school experience. Unfortunately, at Kellis High School in Glendale, the talk on campus is...

11/12/2015

article Tohono O’odham wins decision in Ninth Circuit
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Nation won its latest courtroom battle Nov. 5, when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously in favor of the Nation...

11/11/2015

article Court sides with Tohono O’odham – again – in fight over Glendale casino
(Arizona) -- A federal appeals court Friday upheld a lower court’s ruling that prevented the city of Glendale from annexing land in an effort to block a planned...

11/10/2015

article Tohono O’odham Nation prevails in another court battle over casino
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Nation won its latest courtroom battle Nov. 5, when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously in favor of the Nation...
article Malnar defeats Sherwood in recall
(Arizona) -- Three years into his first term as a city councilmember, voters spoke loudly and clearly as Sahuaro district’s Gary Sherwood was voted out of office...

11/9/2015

article Tribe moves closer to casino opening with court ruling
(Arizona) -- A federal appellate court has slapped down another in what have been a series of efforts by the state and other Indian tribes to block the Tohono O’...

11/6/2015

article Appeals court ruling again favors Glendale casino backers
(Arizona) -- A federal appeals court panel says an Arizona law designed to block a southern Arizona tribe's plans to build a casino in Glendale is unconstitutional....
article Arizona Tribal Land Protected by Federal Law
(Arizona) -- An Arizona law that could block a Native American tribe's trust application for replacement reservation land is preempted by federal law, the Ninth...
article Court rejects latest bid to block O'odham casino
(Arizona) -- A federal appellate court has slapped down another in what have been a series of efforts by the state and other Indian tribes to block the Tohono O’...

11/5/2015

article Controversial casino on schedule to open in December
(Arizona) -- It is a casino that has drawn anger and protest from several Native American tribes and neighbors in the area. They've fought construction of a new...
article Nation betting on Dec. 20 opening of Desert Diamond Casino
(Arizona) -- Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise representatives said last week the new Desert Diamond Casino – West Valley is on schedule to open Dec. 20....
article RAY: Don’t breach the public trust
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribal gaming, green-lighted by the U.S. Congress with the passage of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) in 1988, has been a major success for...

11/4/2015

article Glendale voters recall councilman who supported casino
(Arizona) -- Glendale residents ousted first-term Councilman Gary Sherwood, an outspoken supporter of a West Valley casino and the Arizona Coyotes hockey team, according...

11/3/2015

article Glendale Councilman Gary Sherwood faces recall election today
(Arizona) -- Glendale residents weigh in on first-term Councilman Gary Sherwood, an outspoken supporter of a West Valley casino and the Arizona Coyotes hockey team,...

10/31/2015

article Cha-ching, cha-ching, cha-ching / Desert Diamond Casino-West Valley bets on Dec. 20 opening
(Arizona) -- Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise representatives said last week the new Desert Diamond Casino – West Valley is on schedule to open Dec. 20....

10/30/2015

article Controversial West Valley casino to open before Christmas despite state opposition
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Nation plans to open its contentious casino west of Phoenix by Dec. 20. The Arizona tribe will have more than 1,000 slot and gaming...
article First Gaming Machines Installed at New Tohono O’odham Casino
(Arizona) -- Officials for Diamond Desert West Valley Resort, the newest hotel and casino venue to be managed by Tohono O’odham Nation, revealed that the venue is...
article Gaming machines arrive at Glendale casino ahead of December opening
(Arizona) -- As the new Desert Diamond Casino West Valley prepares to open in December, the first set of gaming machines were installed on the casino floor Thursday.
article Under construction and under fire, Glendale casino gets gaming machines
(Arizona) -- Tohono O’odham Nation officials have announced that the new Diamond Desert West Valley Resort will be opening its doors on the 20th of December.
article Under-construction Glendale casino receives gaming machines
(Arizona) -- A new casino under construction in the West Valley received some crucial equipment Thursday. Its grand opening is weeks away.
article West Valley casino welcomes first slots; sets Dec. 20 opening
(Arizona) -- Randy Howe walked past one of the dozens of bright yellow-vested workers inside the large, warehouse-like structure. “We’re gettin’ there...
article Bill Aiming To Block Arizona Casino Delayed
(Washington D.C.) -- A vote on a piece of federal legislation that would kill plans for a new $400 million tribal casino in Arizona has been postponed indefinitely,...
article Tohono O’odham Nation faces another battle
(Arizona) -- It’s a done deal, apparently. At least in the halls of Congress. If you’re making plans to spend some time at the West Valley casino, members of...

10/28/2015

article Ethics concern scuttles vote on tribal bill
(Washington D.C.) -- House Republicans canceled a vote on a heavily lobbied Indian gaming bill amid concerns from opponents that the party was holding a major fundraiser...

10/27/2015

article House leader pulls West Valley casino bill off voice-vote calendar
(Washington D.C.) -- While a measure that essentially would kill a plan by the Tohono O’odham Nation to establish a casino on land just outside Glendale is off the...
article US bill to block tribe’s casino won’t come to vote next week
(Washington D.C.) -- A bill that would block a casino project now under construction on the west side of the Phoenix area won’t come up for a routine approval in...
article The New Desert Diamond Casino Near Glendale, Arizona Plans to Open in December, Come What May
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Nation says that the casino will open in spite of a continuing dispute with the Arizona about the casino. Donley talked about the...

10/26/2015

article Bill to Stop Tohono O'odham's Glendale Casino Delayed
(Washington D.C.) -- Phoenix-area Republican Rep. Trent Franks tried to use a procedural move to advance a bill stopping the Tohono O’Odham casino in Glendale from...

10/24/2015

article Lobbyists Spend Millions to Keep This Native American Tribe Poor
(Arizona) -- An unprecedented level of lobbying money has been spent to pressure members of Congress to cheat the system by fast-tracking a vote to prevent a poor tribe...
article WND: Taxpayer advocate warns 1 vote could cost U.S. $1 billion
(Arizona) -- An advocate for American taxpayers is warning that a new bill in Congress could put citizens on the hook for as much as $1 billion.
article Bill that would block casino project not coming up in US House
(Arizona) -- A bill that would block a casino project now under construction on the west side of the Phoenix area will not come up for a routine approval in the U.S....
article US House bill to block Phoenix area casino delayed
(Washington D.C.) -- On Friday House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy pulled HR 308 from the House suspension calendar postponing efforts to fast track a bill that would...
article Vote on Bill Blocking Tribal Casino in Glendale Delayed
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. House announced on Friday that it had postponed a vote on a proposed legislation = that would block the launch of a tribal casino in...
article OPINION: Wrong, Congressman Franks, wrong
(Arizona) -- Recently Congressman Trent Franks spoke in Glendale and later stated he believed the Tohono O’odham tribe deceived the state regarding their plans to...

10/23/2015

article House Pulls Anti-Indian Casino Bill
(Washington D.C.) -- Following a Daily Beast article on the issue, the U.S. House of Representatives has pulled from its calendar a controversial piece of legislation...
article Montini: Gutless move made to kill Glendale casino
(Arizona) -- If the fight over the Tohono O’odham casino near Glendale was a poker game the tribe's political opponents would have been caught dealing from the...
article Resolution to block tribe's casino won't come to vote next week
(Washington D.C.) -- Supporters of a new casino near Glendale won a temporary victory Friday when the U.S. House postponed a vote on a bill designed to kill it. But they...
article Tohono O’odham Nation faces congressional battle for casino
(Washington D.C.) -- It’s a done deal, apparently. At least in the halls of Congress. If you’re making plans to spend some time at the West Valley casino,...
article US Rep. slips Arizona casino-killer in for House consent vote
(Washington D.C.) -- US Congressman Trent Franks has asked for his HR 308 to be placed on the House’s suspension calendar. U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva (pictured) is...

10/22/2015

article Arizona lawmaker asks Kevin McCarthy to stop fast-track vote on anti-casino bill
(Washington D.C.) -- A bill aimed at stopping a controversial $400 million casino north of University of Phoenix Stadium could be up for a fast-track vote in the U.S....
article Grijalva tries blocking bill that would stop casino
(Washington D.C.) -- A Southern Arizona congressman is trying to block what he claims is a rushed-through vote Monday on legislation to stop the Tohono O’odham...
article Lobbyists Paid Millions To Keep Tribe Poor
(Washington D.C.) -- The Tohono O'odham tribe wants to build a casino to support their community, but powerful forces in Washington, DC are spending millions to make...
article Measure to stop West Valley casino faces new House vote
(Washington D.C.) -- A resolution that seeks to prevent the Tohono O’odham Nation from opening a casino on tribal land near Glendale is listed for consideration...

10/14/2015

article Franks says Tohono O’odham Nation deceived state in casino quest
(Arizona) -- The state’s top gaming official is trying to get a federal judge to rule that lies he contends the Tohono O’odham Nation told more than a decade...

10/12/2015

article Arizona Continues Fight To Block New Tribal Casino
(Arizona) -- The director of Arizona’s Department of Gaming has filed another motion in federal court in an effort to block a new $400 million tribal casino near...
article State: O'odham had "secret plan" for casino
(Arizona) -- The state’s top gaming official is trying to get a federal judge to rule that lies he contends the Tohono O’odham Nation told more than a decade...
article Tohono O'odham Nation faces counterclaims in gaming litigation
(Arizona) -- The state of Arizona last week filed a series of counterclaims against the Tohono O'odham Nation as part of a gaming lawsuit in federal court. The...

10/11/2015

article Arizona Gaming Director Files New Lawsuit Against Glendale Tribal Casino
(Arizona) -- Arizona Director of Department of Gaming, Daniel Bergin, turned once again to federal court in an attempt to prevent the Tohono O’odham Nation from...

10/10/2015

article Top Ariz. gaming official launches new legal bid to prevent full-scale W.V. casino
(Arizona) -- The state's top gaming official is trying to get a federal judge to rule that lies he contends the Tohono O'odham Nation told more than a decade ago prevent...

9/29/2015

article Over 3,000 apply for jobs at new W.V. casino
(Arizona) -- State officials may still be fighting a casino in the West Valley, but prospective workers are flocking to the project in droves.

9/28/2015

article Konami Gaming to Supply SYNKROS Management System to Desert Diamond West Valley Casino
(Arizona) -- Las Vegas-based designer and manufacturer of casino management systems and slot machines Konami Gaming, Inc. today announced that it had been chosen to...
press release Desert Diamond's West Valley Resort & Casino Selects Konami's SYNKROS Casino Management System
(Las Vegas) -- Konami Gaming, Inc., a global leader in casino gaming and systems, announced that its SYNKROS™ casino management system has been selected by Desert...

9/27/2015

article Montini: Tohono O'odham winning in rigged casino game
(Arizona) -- The politicians who have tried for years to stop the Tohono O’odham Nation from opening a casino on land it owns north of Glendale's Westgate Entertainment...

9/24/2015

article Appeals court rules against casino referendum
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Sept. 18 against the political committees that sought to force referendums on the reversal at City Hall that favored a...
article Nation will honor previous agreement with City of Glendale
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Nation spokesperson said the Nation has been working with Glendale City Attorney Michael Bailey on a revision of its agreement to...
article Tohono O’odham denied preliminary injunction
(Arizona) -- U.S. District Court Judge David Campbell issued his ruling Sept. 16 on the injunction filed by the Tohono O’odham Nation against the governor,...

9/22/2015

article Ariz. Appeals Court Ends Citizen Challenge To Tribe's Casino
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed a superior court’s ruling barring a citizen’s challenge to the city of Glendale’s...
article Arizona Court Rules in Favor of West Valley Casino
(Arizona) -- In another win for the Tohono O’odham Nation, the Arizona Court of Appeals has determined that the City of Glendale's support for the tribe's...

9/21/2015

article Judges reject plan to ask voters to decide on Glendale council’s casino support
(Arizona) -- The state Court of Appeals has quashed a bid by a Glendale neighborhood group to force the council to reconsider its support of tribal gaming on the city...

9/19/2015

article Brnovich: Opening Of West Valley Casino Would Set 'Terrible Precedent'
(Arizona) -- While a federal judge has denied the Tohono O’odham Nation’s request for an injunction against state officials, the larger question of whether...
article Court strikes blow at effort to stop casino
(Arizona) -- The state Court of Appeals has quashed a bid by a Glendale neighborhood group to force the council to reconsider its support of tribal gaming on the city...
article MacEachern: tribal casino hits honesty issue
(Arizona) -- It isn’t often that the most important conclusions of a court decision are found in its footnotes. But that’s where the money-quote is in a...

9/18/2015

article Federal Judge Denies Tohono O’odham Nation Injunction for Glendale Casino
(Arizona) -- A US federal judge decided on Thursday not to order Arizona gambling officials to give the nod to the launch of a Tohono O’odham Nation-managed fully-...
article Judge won't order Arizona to license Glendale-area casino
(Arizona) -- A federal judge on Thursday rejected a request from a southern Arizona tribe that he order state officials to issue certificates allowing a tribal casino to...
article Judge won’t force Arizona to issue Class III license to West Valley
(Arizona) -- On Thursday a federal judge denied the Tohono O’Odham Nation’s request to compel state officials to issue approvals for a Class III gaming...
article Tribe & Arizona Slog Through Casino Fight
(Arizona) -- Arizona officials need not immediately certify a casino near Glendale that the Tohono O'odham Nation plans to open in December, a federal judge ruled...
article Tribe plans to proceed with Class II gaming at West Valley casino for now
(Arizona) -- A federal judge on Thursday refused to immediately order state gaming officials to give the go-ahead for the Tohono O’odham Nation to operate a full-...
article Roberts: Casino now a gamble...for Tohono O'odham
(Arizona) -- It seems gambling will be allowed in the west Valley after all. But the ones taking the risk will be the casino owners. A federal judge on Thursday declined...

9/17/2015

article Arizona Judge Denies Tribe Injuction In Glendale-Area Casino Fight
(Arizona) -- In the latest installment of a 6-year legal battle, a federal judge denied the Tohono O’odham Nation’s request for an injunction against state...
article Judge seeks more evidence in state's case vs. W.V. casino
(Arizona) -- A federal judge refused Thursday to order state gaming officials to give the go-ahead for the Tohono O'odham Nation to operate a full-scale casino just...
article Judge won't order Arizona to license Glendale-area casino
(Arizona) -- A judge has rejected a request from a southern Arizona tribe that he order Arizona officials to issue certificates allowing a tribal casino to open near...
article Tohono O’odham loses first court case
(Arizona) -- Federal District Court Judge David Campbell issued his ruling Sept. 16 on the injunction filed by the Tohono O’odham Nation against the governor,...

9/16/2015

article Tohono O’odham, state square off in court
(Arizona) -- After rescheduling the Tohono O’odham Nation’s request for injunctive relief against Arizona’s governor, attorney general and gaming...

9/14/2015

article Judge asked to order Arizona to license Glendale-area casino
(Arizona) -- A lawyer for a southern Arizona tribe urged a federal judge Thursday to order the state to issue licenses for a tribal casino near Glendale, saying it was...

9/12/2015

article Judge asked to force Arizona to license Glendale casino
(Arizona) -- A judge is being asked to order Arizona officials to issue licenses that will allow a tribal casino in Glendale to open.

9/11/2015

article Attorneys seek forced license for Glendale area casino
(Arizona) -- Attorneys for the Tohono O’Odham Nation want a federal judge to force the state to issue Class III licensing for the tribe’s casino in western...
article Tohono O’Odham Nation Sues State to Open Casino
(Arizona) -- Attorneys for the Tohono O’Odham Nation asked a federal judge Thursday to force the state to work with the tribe to certify a new Glendale casino.

9/10/2015

article Judge asked to order Arizona to license Glendale-area casino
(Arizona) -- A lawyer for a southern Arizona tribe urged a federal judge Thursday to order the state to issue licenses for a tribal casino near Glendale, saying it was...
article Tribe says it can open W.V. casino to slots,
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O'odham Nation plans to open its West Valley casino in December, no matter what a federal judge decides in its dispute with the state.

8/29/2015

article Montini: Politicians treating herd better than tribe
(Arizona) -- I received a call recently from a member of the Tonoho O’dham Nation who was disappointed I had not made the connection between his tribe and the wild...

8/27/2015

article OP/ED: Time for state to give it up on West Valley casino
(Arizona) -- One could make the point that it is time for state officials to “give it up” on the Tohono O’odham Nation’s bid to operate a casino...
article Tohono O’odham casino rising in the West
(Arizona) -- It looks incomplete from the outside and there’s not much activity on the grounds themselves. But, a tour of the inside of the building at Northern...

8/24/2015

article West Valley Resort to open by end of year
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Nation’s plan to open the Desert Diamond West Valley Resort casino by the end of the year, has construction crews working 24...

visionary sponsor advertisement

sponsor advertisement