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US House bill aims to stop casino in Glendale area

 

An architectural rendering of the proposed Tohono O’odham casino in Glendale. (Photo by Cronkite NewsWatch)

An architectural rendering of the proposed Tohono O’odham casino in Glendale. (Photo by Cronkite NewsWatch)

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would stop the Tohono O’odham Nation from building a casino in the Glendale area.

It passed by a voice vote Tuesday. The measure now awaits consideration by the U.S. Senate, which didn’t vote on a similar bill last year.

The bill seeks to prevent more casinos from opening on Phoenix metropolitan area land designated as a reservation after April 2013.

The Tohono O’odham Nation unveiled plans in 2009 to build a resort and casino in Glendale.

Opponents have argued a 2002 voter-backed compact barred more casinos from opening in metro Phoenix.

A federal judge ruled the tribe’s plans don’t violate the compact. The state and the Gila River Indian Community have appealed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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