West Valley Resort

Jul 27, 2015

Judge rejects state’s demands for more disclosure from tribe in West Valley casino fight

A federal judge has slapped down much of the effort by the state to force the Tohono O’odham Nation to produce more documents in Arizona’s fight to stop the tribe from opening a new casino near Glendale.

Jun 24, 2015

Southern Arizona tribe sues state to be able to open casino

A tribe in southern Arizona that wants its new Phoenix-area casino to open by the end of this year has filed a lawsuit naming Gov. Doug Ducey and other top Arizona officials.

Apr 22, 2015

Tohono O’odham chairman ‘will not be deterred’ on casino project

Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris Jr. left no doubt during a press conference today that his tribe believes it has the authority to continue building and eventually operate its $400 million West Valley casino, despite the Arizona Department of Gaming’s declaration that it will work to block the project.

Feb 9, 2015

Dissecting the ‘poison pill’: A new West Valley casino can’t trigger it, but tribes remain opposed

In return for tribes’ agreement to limit the number and size of casinos and amount of games offered, the poison pill is designed to protect them against state lawmakers or courts granting non-tribal entities licenses to operate casinos in Arizona.