/ Modified nov 21, 2016 7:58 p.m.

Tribal Gaming Compact Reworked; O'odham Do Not Sign

Governor, 8 tribal leaders sign to expand opportunities while restricting Phoenix area.

Proposed Tohono O'odham casino in Glendale Proposed Tohono O'odham casino in Glendale. (PHOTO: westvalleyopportunity.com)

Gov. Doug Ducey and the leaders of eight Arizona Native American tribes agreed to amendments to the tribal gaming compact on Monday.

The revised compact gives expanded gaming opportunities to the tribes that sign it in exchange for limiting casinos in the Phoenix Metro area.

The Tohono O’odham Nation did not sign the deal.

The tribe is in a federal court battle with the state over a new casino in Glendale. The new compact would allow the Tohono O’odham to have full casino gaming at that facility but it could open no other casinos in Maricopa County.

Tribal leaders issued a statement saying they found out about the new compact last week and were not part of the discussions.

They also said the Nation “stands ready to consider compact amendment language that would resolve the outstanding litigation.”

By posting comments, you agree to our
AZPM encourages comments, but comments that contain profanity, unrelated information, threats, libel, defamatory statements, obscenities, pornography or that violate the law are not allowed. Comments that promote commercial products or services are not allowed. Comments in violation of this policy will be removed. Continued posting of comments that violate this policy will result in the commenter being banned from the site.

By submitting your comments, you hereby give AZPM the right to post your comments and potentially use them in any other form of media operated by this institution.
Arizona Public Media broadcast stations are licensed to the Arizona Board of Regents. Arizona Public Media and AZPM are registered trademarks of the Arizona Board of Regents.
The University of Arizona