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Senate postpones debate on bill that would legalize sports betting across state

Sports betting might be coming to Arizona, but the wait will be a little longer than expected. The discussion of SB 1158, a sports betting bill first introduced on Jan. 23, was postponed Thursday at the Arizona Senate to a date to be determined later.

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8/22/2019

article Suspect in custody after shooting, car theft at Casino Arizona
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8/7/2019

article Sports betting could come to Arizona in 2021, according to projection
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7/23/2019

article Plans being considered for a new casino in Tucson
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7/22/2019

article Arizona Not Among States To Legalize Sports Betting — Will It Later?
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6/24/2019

article Legal Sports Betting In Arizona Unlikely Until Next Year
(Arizona) -- In January, chances seemed good that Arizona would legalize sports betting sometime this year. Now, with the 2019 legislative session adjourned, that...

6/23/2019

article Arizona Downs Ends Meet Early, Cites ‘Uncertainty’ Over Access to Off-Track Betting Feeds as Cause
(Arizona) -- A disagreement over signal rights for off-track betting (OTB) parlors has led to Arizona Downs to cut its racing meet short.

6/22/2019

article Arizona Downs ends its horse racing season early, putting comeback on hold
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6/21/2019

article Bernadine Burnette named president of Inter Tribal Council of Arizona
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6/19/2019

press release Arizona man builds pyramid out of 1 million pennies in world record attempt
(Arizona) -- An Arizona man can finally put his penny-pinching days behind him. After three years of meticulous work, Cory Nielsen, 55 from Phoenix, has completed...

6/4/2019

article Arizona Lottery exceeds $1 billion in sales for first time ever
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Lottery said it has topped $1 billion in annual sales for the first time, bolstered by instant-ticket sales, some large national jackpots and...

5/1/2019

article New Havasu Landing Casino to open by July, tribe says (sub req)
(Arizona) -- A section of the California shoreline at Havasu Lake will soon have a sparkly new jewel.

4/28/2019

article WalletHub: Gambling addiction is not much of a problem in the Valley
(Arizona) -- Home to Turf Paradise horse track and several casinos, it’s not hard to see how someone could get hooked on gambling in the Valley. Fortunately for...

4/23/2019

article Arizona ranks toward bottom for excessive gambling, survey says
(Arizona) -- Despite tribal casinos and proximity to Las Vegas, Arizona ranks low when it comes to excessive gambling. Arizona is the sixth least gambling-addicted state...
article Man sentenced for casino robbery
(Arizona) -- On April 15, Ryan Pearson, 32, of Payson, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Susan M. Brnovich to five years in prison followed by three years of...

4/21/2019

article Ranking Arizona: Top 10 casinos for 2019
(Arizona) -- Here are the Top 10 casinos in Arizona, based on public voting for the 2019 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest and most comprehensive...

4/18/2019

article Man sentenced to prison after stealing $650,000 from Mazatal Casino in Payson, Arizona
(Arizona) -- A Payson man was sentenced to five years in prison for last year's armed robbery of $650,000 at Mazatal Casino, according to federal officials. Ryan...

3/25/2019

article Could Arizona become the 9th state to legalize sports betting?
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3/22/2019

article Arizona hotel, resort renovations ramp up
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3/12/2019

article Arizona offers first grant to prevent teen gambling addiction
(Arizona) -- Teen gambling is a growing problem in Arizona according to the Arizona Department of Gaming, and for the first time, it's providing grant money to...

3/5/2019

article New AZ Problem Gambling Prevention Grant Program
(Arizona) -- Officials with the Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) Division of Problem Gambling (DPG) announced today a new Problem Gambling Prevention Grant Program to...

3/1/2019

article Sports betting legislation gets the nod in Arizona
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2/27/2019

article Arizona Lawmakers Consider Legalizing Sports Betting Outside Of Tribal Casinos
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article Arizona Sports Betting Bill Advances in Senate Despite Tribal Resistance
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article Arizona sports-betting bill pits Navajo Nation against other gaming tribes
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation officials are at odds with other Arizona tribes over a proposal to allow off-reservation sports betting through kiosks at bars and private...

2/26/2019

article Arizona Senate Committee Moves Sports Betting Forward After Tense Hearing
(Arizona) -- Despite more than an hour of testimony from tribes across Arizona opposing the measure, the Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday voted, 6-3, to...
article Arizona Senate to vote on bill allowing tribes to take sports bets
(Arizona) -- State lawmakers are moving to make it easier for Arizonans to wager on sporting events. On a 6-3 margin the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a...
article Arizona sports betting bill paves the way for tribal exclusivity
(Arizona) -- Arizona Senator Sonny Borelli is hoping that a second bill, aimed at bringing legal sports betting to the state, will be met more favorably than his...
article As tribes voice opposition, sports betting bill moves forward with 6-3 vote
(Arizona) -- In front of a packed Senate hearing room, the Appropriations Committee voted 6-3 Tuesday in favor of moving SB 1163, the newly named sports betting bill,...
article Tribes oppose sports betting bill
(Arizona) -- Arizona’s Native American tribes overwhelmingly oppose a legislative effort to legalize sports betting in Arizona. Republicans on the Senate...

2/25/2019

article Arizona Sports Betting Bill Stalls in State Legislature
(Arizona) -- Arizona sports betting legalization faced long odds even before a bill was introduced. Now with a formal proposal before them now, Arizona lawmakers have...
article Arizona Tribal Sports Betting Bill Gets Name Change, Offers Commercial Venues A Piece Of The Action
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article Senate committee expected to hear bill legalizing sports betting in Arizona
(Arizona) -- A Senate committee is expected to hear a bill Tuesday that legalizes sports betting at bars in Arizona. The measure had been stalled with opposition coming...

2/22/2019

article Sports betting still on hold in Arizona
(Arizona) -- Ten months after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared a path for states to allow gambling on sporting events, a movement is underway to allow Arizonans to wager...
article Casino: New structure taking form
(Arizona) -- Construction crews are making substantial progress on the new Fort McDowell Casino at the Yavapai Nation reservation adjacent to Fountain Hills. Steel is...
article Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation continues work on new gaming facility
(Arizona) -- The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation expects to complete work on a new gaming facility in Arizona next year. The tribe is building an entirely new Fort McDowell...

2/19/2019

article Betting on your favorite teams still on hold in Arizona Legislature
(Arizona) -- Ten months after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared a path for states to allow gambling on sporting events, a movement is underway to allow Arizonans to wager...

2/12/2019

article Mazatzal Hotel & Casino gives back
(Arizona) -- Mazatzal Hotel & Casino general manager Hubert Nanty presented checks to Payson and Star Valley officials Tuesday at the casino’s Coffee Korner....
article Arizona Department of Gaming welcomes new director
(Arizona) -- Ted Vogt will lead the Arizona Department of Gaming as its director, succeeding James Ashley. Mr. Vogt will head ADG in overseeing tribal gaming, pari-...

2/11/2019

article Arizona sports betting bill hearing delayed
(Arizona) -- A Senate Committee hearing on a bill to legalise sports betting at Arizona’s tribal casinos and bars was delayed to give the legislation’s...
article BLOG: Arizona Lawmaker Pushes To Legalize Sports Betting
(Arizona) -- A Republican lawmaker has a proposal to legalize sports betting in Arizona through legislation he says will avoid nullifying state gaming compacts with...

2/10/2019

article Arizona racehorses are dying at a record rate. The question is: why?
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2/9/2019

article Senate postpones debate on bill that would legalize sports betting across state
(Arizona) -- Sports betting might be coming to Arizona, but the wait will be a little longer than expected. The discussion of SB 1158, a sports betting bill first...

2/5/2019

article Is Arizona ready to legalize sports betting? One lawmaker says yes
(Arizona) -- $6 billion dollars. That is how much money the American Gaming Association, which represents the gambling business, estimates Americans will wager on the...

2/2/2019

article Are you the gambling type? Sports betting bill in works at Arizona Legislature [sub req]
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1/29/2019

article Arizona lawmaker introduces bill that would allow state tribes to operate sports betting
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1/26/2019

article Bill would allow sports betting at AZ casinos, bars, stadiums
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1/25/2019

article Arizona Considering Sports Betting Legalization
(Arizona) -- Traditionally, Arizona has had very strict gambling laws. The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act did allow tribal casinos in the region. The main forms of...
article Arizona Proposes Tribal Sports Betting Bill Allowing for Both On and Off Sovereign Land Wagering
(Arizona) -- In Arizona, a ground-breaking new proposal could lead to legalized tribal sports betting in the state. Introduced this week in the state legislature, the...

1/24/2019

article Arizona Bill Would Legalize Tribal Sports Betting
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article Arizona considers tribal sports betting bill
(Arizona) -- Arizona lawmakers will run the rule over a new sports betting bill that would legalise land-based tribal sports wagering within the state but prohibit...
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1/19/2019

article Tribes prepare for state of Arizona to demand more gaming revenues
(Arizona) -- Tribes have already shared more than $1.45 billion in gaming revenues with the state of Arizona and it looks like Gov. Steve Ducey (R) is going to try to...

1/17/2019

article Ducey to contract with former chief of staff on water, gaming
(Arizona) -- Barely a month after leaving the Ducey administration, former chief of staff Kirk Adams is going back to work for his old boss. Gov. Doug Ducey will hire...

1/6/2019

article Our View: Third time’s a charm? Keno bill shouldn’t be held up by compact
(Arizona) -- Arizona lawmakers are making a bet on keno. The lottery-like game was pushed previously by State Sen. Sonny Borrelli in the last legislative session, and...

12/26/2018

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(Arizona) -- A state lawmaker filed legislation for the 2019 session that clears the way for Arizona to expand legalized gambling as a way to raise more money without...

12/24/2018

article Jerome talks gaming funds: Council reviews priorities in health, safety
(Arizona) -- During a special meeting on Thursday, Dec. 20, Jerome Town Council discussed how they should allocate Tribal-State Compact Funds from the Yavapai-Apache...

12/8/2018

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(Arizona) -- Arizona Native American tribes have managed to score nearly $27 million in revenue during the first fiscal quarter of 2018. This represents a two percent...

11/20/2018

article Arizona, tribes could benefit from legalized sports betting, expert says [sub req]
(Arizona) -- Arizona and the betting and gambling-based businesses within the state could see increases in revenue if the state Legislature would pass a law legalizing...

11/19/2018

article Scottsdale man thought he hit a $50,000 jackpot on Talking Stick slots. The tribe said no
(Arizona) -- When the slot machine stopped spinning, the screen displayed three red double-sevens in a row. As music blared from the slot machine, Ryan Sherry, 47,...

11/13/2018

article Robbery casino case continues through courts
(Arizona) -- Two men who allegedly robbed the Mazatzal Hotel and Casino are taking different paths through the legal system. Casino employees Armando Pablo Ochoa and...

11/12/2018

article Arizona among top states for tribal gaming, study says
(Arizona) -- Arizona's tribal gaming business is among the strongest nationwide, accounting for roughly $4.75 billion in annual economic output and producing...
article Report: Arizona Tribal Gaming Impact Is $4.7B Annually
(Arizona) -- A new report says tribal gaming in Arizona has an annual economic and fiscal impact of several billion dollars. The total amount is $4.7 billion. It...

11/11/2018

article Arizona is a top state for economic activity from tribal gaming, study says
(Arizona) -- Arizona's 25 Native American casinos and other gambling facilities place the state among the top half-dozen for economic activity from tribal gaming,...

11/7/2018

article Tribal gaming contributions in AZ increase for seventh consecutive quarter
(Arizona) -- In Arizona, quarterly contributions from Native American-operated casinos increased for the second quarter, generating nearly $27 million for the state...

11/6/2018

article Tribal gaming contributions continue growth heading into 2019
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) announced that statewide tribal gaming contributions increased for the quarter ending September 30, 2018. Tribal...

11/4/2018

article State nets $27 million from tribal gambling in 1st quarter
(Arizona) -- Indian tribes that operate casinos paid nearly $27 million to Arizona during the first three months of the state budget year. The revenue announced by the...

10/18/2018

article Talking Stick Resort named Casino of the Year
(Arizona) -- Talking Stick Resort, an enterprise owned and operated by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, was named “Casino of the Year” at the...

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.

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