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Arizona Casinos | Updates 2021

Arizona has 26 Indian Gaming Casinos owned by 16 Tribes

Arizona has 26 Indian casinos owned by 16 tribes. Total annual gaming revenue from these casinos is estimated at $2 billion, which ranks Arizona as the fifth largest Indian gaming state.

Arizona Indian gaming is represented by the Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA) which was established by Arizona tribal leaders on November 21, 1994.

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News Navajo Nation permanently bans smoking inside casinos November 11, 2021 - The Navajo Nation has permanently banned indoor smoking at its tribal casinos. A temporary ban has been in place to combat the spread of COVID-19. Saturday the ban became permanent ... Read more News We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort celebrates first-year accomplishments November 6, 2021 - We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort celebrated its first anniversary last Friday having opened October 29, 2020. The first year ended with many noteable and outanding accomplishments. ... Read more News New Gila River Casino Santan Mountain breaks ground near Chandler October 21, 2021 - The Gila River Indian Community celebrated the groundbreaking for new casino on Monday. The casino will be the tribe's fourth and will be named Gila River Casino Santan Mountain ... Read more News Desert Diamond Casino Tucson adds more slots and table games September 21, 2021 - Tucson's Desert Diamond Casino held a grand opening last week for its newly expanded gaming area inside the Monsoon Room. The gaming addition includes 147 new slots ... Read more News Arizona approves 18 sportsbook licenses to launch Sept 9 August 29, 2021 - The Arizona Department of Gaming announced its selection of 18 sportsbook applicants to open the state's first sports betting operations beginning September 9th when the NFL kicks off its ... Read more More Headlines ...

Arizona Minimum Gambling Age

Minimum gambling ages are 21 years old for casinos, 21 for poker, 18 for bingo, 21 for horse racing, 21 for the lottery.

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Arizona Casino List by County

1. COCONINO COUNTY

Twin Arrows Casino Resort
22181 Resort Boulevard
Flagstaff, Arizona 86004
(928) 856-7200
(855) 946-8946

2. GILA COUNTY

Apache Gold Casino Resort
Highway 70
San Carlos, Arizona 85501
(800) APACHE-8
(800) 272-2438
(928) 475-7800

Mazatzal Hotel & Casino
Highway 87 Mile Marker 251
Payson, Arizona 85541
(928) 474-6044
(800) 777-7529
(800) 777-PLAY

3. LA PAZ COUNTY

Blue Water Casino
11300 Resort Drive
Parker, Arizona 85344-7549
(888) 243-336
(928) 669-7000

4. MARICOPA COUNTY

Casino Arizona
524 N. 92nd St
Scottsdale, AZ
480-850-7777

Desert Diamond Casino West Valley
9431 W. Northern Ave
Glendale, AZ 85305
866-332-9467
520-294-7777

Desert Diamond Casino (Future)
Loop 303 and Northern Parkway
Glendale, AZ

Gila River Casino Hotel Lone Butte
1200 S. 56th Street
Chandler, AZ 85226
800-946-4452

Gila River Casino Santan Mountain Project
Gilbert Road and Hunt Highway
Chandler, Arizona

Talking Stick Resort
9700 E. Indian Bend Rd
Scottsdale, AZ
480-850-7777

Vee Quiva Casino
6443 North Komatke Lane
Laveen, Arizona 85339
800-946-4452

We-Ko-Pa Casino
10438 North Fort McDowell Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85264
(480) 789-5300

Wild Horse Pass Casino
5550 West Wildhorse Pass
Chandler, Arizona 85226
800-946-4452

5. MOHAVE COUNTY

Spirit Mountain Casino
8555 Highway 95
Mohave Valley, AZ
(520) 346-2000

6. NAVAJO COUNTY

Hon-Dah Resort-Casino
777 Highway 260
Pinetop, Arizona 85935-9699
(928) 369-0299
(800) 929-8744
(800) WAYUPHI

7. PIMA COUNTY

Casino Del Sol
5655 West Valencia Rd
Tucson, Arizona
(800) 344-9435
(520) 838-6506

Casino of the Sun
7406 S. Camino del Oeste
Tucson, AZ 85757
520-879-5450

Del Sol Marketplace
5405 West Valencia Road
Tucson, AZ 85757
(520) 838-7000

Tucson New Casino Project (Future)
W Grant Road and Interstate 10
Tucson, AZ

Desert Diamond Casino Sahuarita
I-19 & Pima Mine Road
1100 W Pima Mine Rd
Sahuarita, AZ 85629
(520) 294-7777
866-DDC-WINS (866-332-9467)

Desert Diamond Casino Tucson
7350 S Nogales Hwy
Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 294-7777
866-DDC-WINS

Desert Diamond Casino Why
Highway 86
Why, AZ
520-362-2746

8. PINAL COUNTY

Apache Sky Casino
777 Apache Sky Blvd
Winkelman, Arizona 85192
(800) 272-2438

Harrah's Ak-Chin
15406 North Maricopa Road
Maricopa, Arizona 85239-2819
(480) 802-5000
800) 427-7247
(800) HARRAHS

9. YAVAPAI COUNTY

Bucky's Casino
1500 Highway 69
Prescott, Arizona
1-800-SLOTS-44
(800) 756-8744

Cliff Castle Casino
555 Middle Verde Road
Camp Verde, AZ 86322
800-381-SLOT (7568)
800-381-7568

New Prescott Casino Project
Highway 69 and Yavpe Connector
Prescott, Arizona

Yavapai Casino
Junction Hwy 69 & Hwy 89
1505 East Highway 69
Prescott, Arizona 86301-5641
(800) SLOTS-44
(800) 756-8744
(928) 445-5767

10. YUMA COUNTY

Cocopah Casino Resort
15318 S. Ave B
Somerton, AZ 85350
800-23 SLOTS
800-237-5687

Paradise Casino
540 Quechan Drive
Fort Yuma, Arizona
888-777-4946
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Arizona approves 18 sportsbooks licenses to launch Sept 9

August 29, 2021

The Arizona Department of Gaming announced its selection of 18 sportsbook applicants to open the state's first sports betting operations beginning September 9th, the date the NFL kicks off its new season.

Sports Licenses

  1. Arizona Cardinals - BetMGM
  2. Arizona Coyotes - no partner
  3. Arizona Diamondbacks - William Hill/Caesars Sportsbook
  4. Arizona Rattlers - Rush Street Interactive/Bet Rivers
  5. Phoenix Mercury - Ballys
  6. Phoenix Raceway/NASCAR - Penn National Gaming/Barstool Sportsbook
  7. Phoenix Suns - FanDuel
  8. TPC Scottsdale/PGA Tour - DraftKings

Tribe Licenses
Ten sports betting licenses are approved for the following tribes, their casinos and their sportsbook operating partners:

  1. Ak-Chin Indian Community
    Sportsbook partner: Caesars Entertainment
    Harrah's Ak-Chin

  2. Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
    Sportsbook partner: BetFred
    We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort

  3. Fort Mojave Indian Tribe
    Sportsbook partner: SuperBook Sports
    Spirit Mountain Casino

  4. Hualapai Tribe
    Sportsbook partner: Golden Nugget

  5. Navajo Nation
    Sportsbook partner: TBA
    Twin Arrows Casino Resort

  6. Quechan Tribe
    Sportsbook partner: Unibet
    Paradise Casino

  7. San Carlos Apache Tribe
    Sportsbook partner: WynnBet
    Apache Gold Casino Resort, Apache Sky Casino

  8. San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe
    Sportsbook partner: Digital Gaming

  9. Tonto Apache Tribe
    Sportsbook partner: TwinSpires
    Mazatzal Hotel & Casino

  10. Tohono O'odham Nation
    Sportsbook partner: TBA
    Desert Diamond Casino West Valley
    Desert Diamond Casino Sahuarita
    Desert Diamond Casino Tucson
    Desert Diamond Casino Why

Missing
Notably missing from the list of ten licensees are the following tribes whose applications were qualified but not included in the final selections:

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15 Arizona tribes have applied for 10 sports-betting licenses

August 17, 2021

The Arizona Department of Gaming will soon license ten tribes and ten professional sports team to operate sportsbooks across the state. The department cannot disclose the applicant names at this time; however, officials say the number of applications received for tribal licenses is 15 and for sports team licenses is 10.

This week the gaming department has determined which applicants qualify for a license. If more than ten tribes have qualified, the department must decide which ten to license by an August 27 deadline.

Aug 16 - Qualified license applicants were notified.

Aug 27 - Selected licensees will be announced.

Aug 28 - Marketing campaigns can begin for sports betting.

Sep 09 - Arizona sports betting will launch.

These nine Native American tribes have announced partnership applications with sportsbook operators. The other six applicants are unknown at this time.

Ak-Chin Indian Community
Sportsbook Partner: Caesars Entertainment

Harrah's Ak-Chin
Maricopa, AZ

Colorado River Indian Tribes
Sportsbook Partner: BlueBet

Blue Water Casino
Parker, AZ

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
Sportsbook Partner: BetFred

We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Scottsdale, AZ

Gila River Indian Community
Sportsbook Partner: BetMGM

Lone Butte Casino
Chandler, AZ

Vee Quiva Casino
Laveen, AZ

Wild Horse Pass Casino
Chandler, AZ

Quechan Tribe
Sportsbook Partner: Unibet

Paradise Casino
Fort Yuma, AZ

San Carlos Apache Tribe
Sportsbook Partner: WynnBet

Apache Gold Casino Resort
San Carlos, AZ

Apache Sky Casino
Winkelman, Arizona

Tonto Apache Tribe
Sportsbook Partner: TwinSpires

Mazatzal Hotel & Casino
Payson, AZ

White Mountain Apache Tribe
Sportsbook Partner: MaximBet

Hon-Dah Resort-Casino
Pinetop, AZ

Yavapai Apache Nation
Sportsbook Partner: PointsBet

Cliff Castle Casino
Camp Verde, AZ

In addition to the tribal applications, there are six sports teams and venues that have announced application partnerships with sportsbook operators. The other four applicants are unknown at this time.

Arizona Cardinals - BetMGM

Arizona Diamondbacks - Caesars

Phoenix Mercury - Ballys

Phoenix Raceway - Barstool Sportsbook

Phoenix Suns - FanDuel

TPC Scottsdale - DraftKings

All the applicants to be selected for sports betting licenses will be announced by the Arizona Department of Gaming on August 27.

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Arizona targets Sept 9 to kickoff sports betting

June 8, 2021

The Arizona Department of Gaming has announced it is targeting the NFL opening game September 9 for the launch date of sports betting in the state.

The Department plans to publish a draft of licensing and regulations for public review on June 14. Public comments will be accepted through June 21. Final regulations will then be prepared for a department vote and approval soon afterwards.

Once approved, the AZ gaming department will begin accepting applications of sports betting operators. Ten retail and digital licenses are allocated to each Indian gaming tribe and professional sports venue.

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Arizona's new tribal casino and sports betting deal is signed into law

May 31, 2021

Last Thursday the U.S. Departent of Interior gave approval to the amended tribal compacts that include sports betting. On the same day Gov. Ducey signed the Arizona bill into law as the final step in the long approval process.

The new law allows Arizona's Indian gaming casinos to offer new table games, sports betting and fantasy sports.

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Arizona tribes get expanded deal along with sports betting

April 16, 2021

Gov. Ducey signed legalized sports betting into law yesterday at a ceremony at the Heard Museum in Phoenix. The legislation had passed the Senate on Monday in a 23-6 vote and passed the House in early March with a 48-12 vote.

Sports wagering will now be legal at Arizona Indian casinos, near or at professional sports venues and in fantasy sports. This includes the Arizona Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Coyotes, NASCAR professional golf and fantasy sports. Teams can also operate online and apps betting. The Diamondbacks have already announced their gaming app and off-site sportsbook.

For the past twenty years Arizona tribes have had exclusive gambling rights across the state. In a compromise state-tribe deal, the tribes agreed to ten non-tribal sports betting licenses in exchange for amended gaming compacts that provide the following:

  • Arizona will issue licenses to ten tribes to operate sports betting in 24 casinos.

  • Arizona Indian casinos will also be authorized to add new types of table games.

  • Eleven new Indian gaming casinos are authorized by the state, however, only four can be built in the first 10 years.

    Four new casinos will be built in the Phoenix area. The Tohono O'Odham Nation plan one of these casinos at the southeast corner of Loop 303 and Northern Parkway, and the Gila River Indians plan another in the southeastern area. The remaining two Phoenix casinos will be built after ten years.

    One new Indian gaming casino will be built in Tucson at a location just east of Interstate 10 along West Grant Road.

  • Arizona Indian casinos will be authorized to operated 6,300 additional slot machines across the state. Currently the state limit is 24,000 slot machines, however only 13,500 are in use.

The state must now finalize these amended gaming compacts with Arizona tribes and the changes must be approved by the U.S. Interior Department. Final approval is expected to be completed by July.

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"Top 10 Arizona Casinos for 2021" by Ranking Arizona

April 14, 2021

Ranking Arizona has published its 2021 list of the Top 10 Arizona Casinos. The list is part of the annual ranking of the "Best of Arizona Business" based on voter opinions gathered by AZ Big Media. Ranking Arizona claims to be the most comprehensive business opinion poll in the state.

The list of the Top 10 Arizona Casinos for 2021 is:

  1. Gila River Hotels & Casinos - Wild Horse Pass - Chandler, AZ

  2. Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort - Scottsdale, AZ

  3. Desert Diamond Casino Tucson - Tucson, AZ

  4. We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort - Scottsdale, AZ

  5. Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino - Maricopa, AZ

  6. Bucky's Casino - Prescott, AZ

  7. Casino Del Sol Resort - Tucson, AZ

  8. Cliff Castle Casino Hotel - Camp Verde, AZ

  9. Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort - Flagstaff, AZ

  10. Blue Water Casino - Parker, AZ

For more information, visit AZ Big Media

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2021 Sports Betting Hopes in Arizona

January 15, 2021

Sports betting legislation has been debated in Arizona over the last few years. It is supported by Native American tribes and many state legislators. With the dwindling tax revenues and the loss of casino earnings caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, this year may be the best opportunity to pass sports betting legislation.

The 16 Arizona tribes which operate 26 casinos will form the foundation for the bill. The state and tribes must first negotiate a tax rate for sportsbooks and decide whether to include online betting. When those issues are defined, the legislature is expected to introduce a bill for serious consideration and action.

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Gila River Casinos sign sponsorship deal with Phoenix Suns and Mercury

November 20, 2020

Gila River Hotels and Casinos has signed an exclusive sponsorship deal with the Phoenix Suns and Mercury. The agreement includes Club Gila River, a 4,000-square-foot courtside venue hosted by Gila River that will serve food, pizza, cocktails and drinks.

GILA RIVER HOTELS & CASINOS BETTING ON PHOENIX SUNS AND MERCURY - Courtesy of NBA, Nov. 16, 2020.

The agreement also includes Phoenix Sun branded hotel rooms at Gila River's Wild Horse Pass and Mercury branded hotel rooms at Vee Quiva Hotel a& Casino.

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Gila River Casinos shut down again for Covid-19

June 18, 2020

Gila River Hotels & Casinos shut down all operations at 2AM June 18 due to increasing COVID-19 cases and the death of a security guard at Lone Butte Casino. The closures come a month after reopening May 15th and will stay in effect for the next two weeks. During that time all COVID-19 safety measures are reevaluated.

In a statement on the Gila River Hotels & Casinos website, Gila River Indian Community Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis said:

Nothing is more important to our Community than the well-being of our team members and guests, children, elders and families. Like our sister tribes and businesses all over Arizona, we have tried to do what is best for all, while processing new information and new guidelines about the pandemic with little in the way of definitive guidance."

The Gila River Hotels & Casinos are owned by the Gila River Indian Community. There are three locations: Gila River Lone Butte Casino, Gila River Vee Quiva Casino and Gila River Wild Horse Pass Casino.

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Arizona tribes reopened six casinos in May! More soon!

June 1, 2020

Tribal casinos began reopening in Arizona on May 15thwith the Gila River casinos, Harrah's Ak-Chin and Fort McDowell. A total of six opened in May and five more will open in the first week of June.

These are the casinos that reopened in May listed by date:

May 15 Gila River Lone Butte Casino
May 15 Gila River Vee Quiva Casino
May 15 Gila River Wild Horse Pass Casino
May 15 Harrah's Ak-Chin
May 15 Fort McDowell Casino
May 21 Mazatzal Hotel & Casino

Desert Diamond and Casino Del Sol casinos will reopen in the first week of June:

June 3 Casino Del Sol
June 5 Desert Diamond-Tucson
June 5 Desert Diamond-Sahuarita
June 5 Desert Diamond West Valley
June 5 Desert Diamond Casino Why

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Talking Stick Resort, Casino Arizona reopen June 1

May 30, 2020

Talking Stick Resort and Casino Arizona their doors at noon Monday June 1, 2020.

All guests and employees must pass a temperature check before entering. Entry will be denied for temperatures above 100.4 degrees. Face masks are required inside and smoking is not allowed.

Both casinos will operate slot machines, table games and keno. Some slot machines have been turned off for social distances and other have Plexiglas dividers installed between players. Plexiglas is also installed between players at the table games.

The Arena Poker Room at Talking Stick will open with limited player capacity. Plexiglas will divide players. Poker tournaments are suspended for June.

At Casino Arizona the Wild Wednesdays Blackjack tournament suspended until further notice. The Bingo Hall will be open with limited capacity.

The dining venues will be limited in number, food selection and service. All seats have been removed and only takeout items will be available. The open restaurants at Talking Stick will be Black Fig, Blue Coyote Cafe and Ocean Trail. The open restaurants at Casino Arizona will be The Coffee Station, Salt River Cafe and the Bingo Hall.

WELCOME BACK
Dennis Leong, President and CEO of Talking Stick Resort and Casino Arizona, welcomes you all back to Talking Stick Resort.
May 28, 2020

Video courtesy of Talking Stick Resort.

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Gila River Casinos reopened today May 15

May 15, 2020

Gila River Hotels and Casinos reopened its three casinos today - Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, Lone Butte casino in Chandler and Vee Quiva in Laveen, Arizona.

Many changes and limitations to gaming and dining venues have been made at each location to ensure health safety against the COVID-19 pandemic.

WILD HORSE PASS CASINO
Gila River Wild Horse Pass Casino

Slot Machines - Slots are relocated throughout the casino for physical distancing.

Table Games - Every other table will be open with three chairs per table, plexiglass partitions between guests and dealers and a chip cleaning machine at table.

Poker is closed until further notice.

Dining Venues - Fullhouse Cafe (open 24 hours), Rizzo's Pizza (open 11AM-12AM daily), Shutters Bar (open 12PM-2AM daily), River Bar (open 6AM-2AM daily)

All Entertainment is postponed through October 1, 2020

Hotel will reopen June 15, 2020

LONE BUTTE CASINO
Gila River Lone Butte Casino

Slot Machines - Slots are relocated into the bingo room and throughout the casino for physical distancing.

Table Games - Every other table will be open with three chairs per table, plexiglass partitions between guests and dealers and a chip cleaning machine at table.

Bingo is temporarily closed at Lone Butte

Dining Venues - Coverall Deli (open 24 hours), Fullhouse Cafe (open 12PM-8PM daily), Kickers (open 12PM-2AM daily, and River Bar (open 6AM-2AM daily)

All Entertainment is postponed through October 1, 2020

VEE QUIVA CASINO
Gila River Vee Quiva Casino

Slot Machines - Slots are relocated into the poker room and throughout the casino for physical distancing.

Table Games - Every other table will be open with three chairs per table, plexiglass partitions between guests and dealers and a chip cleaning machine at table.

Poker is closed until further notice.

Bingo is open at Vee Quiva with 3 chairs per table, 5 sessions daily and up to 210 players per session.

Dining Venues - Coverall Deli (open 24 hours), Fullhouse Cafe (open 12PM-8PM daily), Center Bar (open 6AM-2AM daily) and River Bar (open 12PM-2AM daily)

All Entertainment is postponed through October 1, 2020

Hotel will reopen June 15, 2020

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Top 10 Arizona Casinos 2019

April 21, 2019

This list of Top 10 Arizona Casinos is published in the 2019 edition of Ranking Arizona. The ranking order is based soley on an opinion poll submitted by Ranking Arizona readers.

To participate in the 2020 edition, visit Ranking Arizona 2020 Edition to submit your vote. To buy a copy of the 2019 edition, visit the Ranking Arizona online store.

TOP 10 ARIZONA CASINOS 2019

  1. Casino Arizona
    524 N. 92nd St, Scottsdale, AZ
    480-850-7777

  2. Cliff Castle Casino
    555 Middle Verde Road, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
    800-381-SLOT (7568), 800-381-7568

  3. Twin Arrows Casino Resort
    22181 Resort Boulevard, Flagstaff, Arizona 86004
    (928) 856-7200, (855) 946-8946

  4. Wild Horse Pass Casino
    5550 West Wildhorse Pass, Chandler, Arizona 85226
    800-946-4452

  5. Harrah's Ak-Chin
    15406 North Maricopa Road, Maricopa, Arizona 85239-2819
    (480) 802-5000, 800) 427-7247, (800) HARRAHS

  6. Desert Diamond Casino Tucson
    7350 S Nogales Hwy
    Tucson, AZ 85706
    (520) 294-7777, 866-DDC-WINS

  7. Bucky's Casino
    1500 Highway 69, Prescott, Arizona, 1-800-SLOTS-44
    (800) 756-8744

  8. We-Ko-Pa Casino
    10424 No. Fort McDowell Rd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85269
    1-800-THE FORT, 1-800-843-3678, 1-480-837-1424

  9. Apache Gold Casino Resort
    Highway 70, San Carlos, Arizona 85501
    (800) APACHE-8, (800) 272-2438, (928) 475-7800

  10. Blue Water Casino
    11300 Resort Drive, Parker, Arizona 85344-7549
    (888) 243-336, (928) 669-7000

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Arizona Bill Would Legalize Sports Betting at Indian Casinos

January 24, 2019

Arizona is the first state to consider legalizing sports betting at only Indian casinos. A new State Senate Bill 1158 has been introduced that includes this paragraph:

"Each federally recognized Indian tribe that has a tribal-state gaming compact entered into pursuant to Chapter 6 of this title and that has tribal headquarters on Indian lands located in this state may operate sports betting as defined in Section 13-3301. No other person or entity may operate sports betting."

Arizona Indian tribes have existing gaming compacts with the state that give them the exclusive right to offer gaming in Arizona. In exchange the state receives a percentage of the gaming revenue from each Indian casino.

If the state were to legalize sports betting at commercial venues, it would break the terms of the gaming compacts and result in a major loss of tax income currently paid by the tribes.

SB 1158 has been referred to the Senate Rules Committee for review.

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News Headlines Continued

2021

News 15 Arizona tribes have applied for 10 sports-betting licenses August 17, 2021 - The Arizona Department of Gaming will soon license ten tribes and ten professional sports team to operate sportsbooks across the state. The department cannot disclose the applicants ... Read more News Arizona Cardinals, Gila River Casinos & Resort and BetMGM announce sports-betting partnership August 14, 2021 - Sports betting will launch in Arizona on September 9th. As that date approaches, Arizona professional teams and Native American tribes have ... Read more News Wild Horse Pass rolls out craps, roulette and baccarat August 9, 2021 - Wild Horse Pass in Chandler rolled out craps, roulette and baccarat for the first time Friday night. The new Vegas-style games were authorized last April in a new tribal gaming compact that also ... Read more News Update: New casino project near Chandler, AZ August 4, 2021 - The Gila River Indian Community announced plans last June to build a $100 million casino south of Chandler, Arizona, The casino was approved in a new gaming compact signed by Gov. Doug Ducey last April. ... Read more News Twin Arrows Resort Casino reopens after 15-month COVID shutdown July 14, 2021 - Twin Arrows Resort Casino reopened Jul 12 after a 15-month shutdown for the COVID-19 pandemic. The casino has been closed since March 2020. With the reopening Twin Arrows will ... Read more News New Gila River Casino planned south of Chandler June 30, 2021 - The Gila River Indian Community announced plans this week to build a new casino south of chandler, Arizona. The new casino was included in the April gaming compact amendments that added sports ... Read more News Arizona targets Sept 9 to kickoff sports betting June 8, 2021 - The Arizona Department of Gaming has announced it is targeting the NFL opening game September 9 for the launch date of sports betting in the state. The Department plans to publish a draft of licensing and ... Read more News Arizona's new tribal casino and sports betting deal is signed into law May 31, 2021 - Last Thursday the U.S. Departent of Interior gave approval to the amended tribal compacts that include sports betting. On the same day Gov. Ducey signed the Arizona bill into law ... Read more News New Prescott casino project starts preliminary site work May 28, 2021 - Site preparation for the new Yavapai-Prescott casino in Prescott has begun. The construction site is across the street from the Frontier Village Shopping Mall at the Highway 69 and Yavpe Connector junction. ... Read more News New Tucson casino is included in upgraded state-tribe gaming compact April 16, 2021 - The new gaming compact that added sports betting as well as craps, roulette and baccarat to Arizona casinos also allows the Pascua Yaqui Tribe to build a third casino in Tucson. ... Read more News Arizona tribes get expanded deal along with sports betting April 16, 2021 - Gov. Ducey signed legalized sports betting into law yesterday at a ceremony at the Heard Museum in Phoenix. The legislation had passed the Senate on Monday in a 23-6 vote and passed the ... Read more News "Top 10 Arizona Casinos for 2021" by Ranking Arizona April 14, 2021 - Ranking Arizona has published its 2021 list of the Top 10 Arizona Casinos. The list is part of the annual ranking of the "Best of Arizona Business" based on voter opinions gathered by AZ Big Media. ... Read more News Bucky's Casino Suite Level Now at The Findlay Toyota Center April 6, 2021 - The grand opening of Bucky's Casino Suite Level At The Findlay Toyota Center was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 25th as the 2021 event season prepares to begin. ... Read more News Tribes are devastated after one year of COVID-19 March 18, 2021 - As the Covid-19 pandemic began spreading across our nation last year, its impact became the most deadly in our tribal communities. Tribal economies also collapsed as casinos were shut down ... Read more News Navajo Nation casinos will "soft reopen" on March 15, 2021 March 14, 2021 - The four Navajo Nation casinos will reopen tomorrow March 15 as part of a "soft reopening" plan for Navajo businesses. The casinos have been closed since March 2020 due to COVID-19 ... Read more News Gila River Community plans massive sports and entertainment complex at Wild Horse Pass February 22, 2021 - The Gila River Indian Community will build a 3,300-acre sports and entertainment complex at Wild Horse Pass just south of the Loop 202 and I-10 inter ... Read more News We-Ko-Pa is nominated for design award February 14, 2021 - We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort is a finalist for this year's AZRE Magazine Real Estate and Development (RED) Awards. The magazine recognizes We-Ko-Pa for its "state-of-the-art construction and elegant design." ... Read more News We-Ko-Pa is Golfweek Magazine's Best Arizona Course February 14, 2021 - Golfweek, the renowned US golfing magazine, rates the Saguaro Course at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club as the #1 Best Course in Arizona. The Cholla Course at We-Ko-Pa is rated the 7th Best Course. ... Read more News 2021 Sports Betting Hopes in Arizona January 15, 2021 - Sports betting legislation has been debated in Arizona over the last few years. It is supported by Native American tribes and many state legislators. With the dwindling tax revenues and the loss of casino earnings caused by ... Read more News Navajo Nation casinos may face permanent closures January 6, 2021 - Navajo Nation's four casinos have been shutdown since March 17, 2020 due to the pandemic. The severe economic damage may soon force consideration of permanently closures after this month ... Read more

2020

News Phoenix Rising FC building new home at Wild Horse Pass December 17, 2020 - Phoenix Rising FC is building a new stadium and training complex at Wild Horse Pass on the Gila River Indian Reservation. Construction is scheduled for completion prior to the ... Read more News Casino del Sol closes for the holidays December 10, 2020 - Tucson's Casino del Sol decided to shut down for the rest of the year due to concerns of the surging COVID-19 pandemic. The closure began at 11AM Dec. 7 and will continue till reopening at 8AM on Jan. 2 ... Read more News Gila River Casinos sign sponsorship deal with Phoenix Suns and Mercury November 20, 2020 - Gila River Hotels and Casinos has signed an exclusive sponsorship deal with the Phoenix Suns and Mercury. The agreement includes Club Gila River, a courtside venue ... Read more News We-ko-pa Casino celebrates grand opening November 1, 2020 - We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort opened its new casino on Friday Oct. 29 at 6 PM. An immediate celebration began through the weekend by giving guests a chance to win some of the $360,000 in cash and prizes. ... Read more News Wild Horse Pass Casino Expansion Update October 29, 2020 - This is the latest video of the construction project to expand Gila River's Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino. A new hotel with 205 guest rooms is under construction as well as a makeover and upgrade to the casino. ... Read more News Gila River's Wild Horse Pass is expanding for 2021 August 28, 2020 - Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino in Chandler is undergoing a major expansion this year that will add a second hotel tower, more conference space and a new look inside the casino. The $143M project ... Read more News Navajo Casinos will remain closed through August August 21, 2020 - The Navajo Nation will keep its four casinos closed all month and has not announced a future date for reopening. The shutdown is causing extreme financial stress and forced the layoff 88% of casino workers ... Read more News $400M Desert Diamond West Valley Casino celebrates Grand Opening February 23, 2020 - Desert Diamond West Valley Casino in Glendale, AZ opened its new, 75,000-SF casino. This replaces the temporary casino operating since 2015 which is now shut down. ... Read more Arizona Casino News Archive ...

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