Doug Ducey on Thursday ed historic agreements with Native American tribes in Arizona that mark the most ificant update to gambling in the state in decades.
Ducey and a host of tribal leaders held a ceremonial document ing at the Free Boston Ma dating advanced search Museum in Phoenix for the compacts, as well as a bill to allow sports betting that was tied to the casino deal.
Ducey cheerfully ed the documents, surrounded by dozens of tribal and sports franchise representatives, state lawmakers, lobbyists, lawyers and others who worked on the deal. The amended gaming compact allows casino expansions that will allow tribes to operate thousands more slot machines, open at least four new casinos and take bets on new table games.
At least two new casinos will be in metro Phoenix, one on the Gila River Indian Community's land south of Phoenix, and the other on the southeast corner of Loop and Date Jackson asian love dating Parkway to be built by the Tohono O'odham Nation, which already operates the Desert Diamond Casino near Glendale.
The Governor's Office said the new Gila River facility, the tribe's fourth, would locate on the reservation and not on some parcel of land within a Valley city that the tribe has put in trust to become part of a reservation.
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That happened with Desert Diamond. The deals will let tribes add new games like craps, baccarat, roulette, pai gao and sic bo, as well as allow them to operate about 6, more slots than they already are allowed to have at their casinos.
Arizona's tribes offer only card games like blackjack and poker now, plus keno and bingo. The compact amendment also gives tribes the right to add about more slots statewide every two years.
The compacts need to be ed by the U. That could take a couple of months. The tribes operate more than 13, slots today, according to the latest status report from Arizona play dates Arizona Department of Gaming.
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Also in the deal is an additional casino for the Navajo Nation off Highway 89 north of Flagstaff in land to Yonkers free post put in trust for the tribe, and another casino for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe south of West Grant Road and east of Interstate 10 in Tucson. The amendments to the tribal gaming compacts were tied to a sports-betting law that Arizona lawmakers approved Monday.
That new law allows tribes and professional sports organizations to open 20 sportsbooks in Arizona. Those sportsbooks could be ready by late August or September, according to the lawmakers who sponsored the measure. Already, the PGA Tour afro Wayne MI dating service announced plans for a sportsbook at the TPC Scottsdale golf course that will be open year-round, pending regulatory approval.
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And the Phoenix Suns on Thursday announced plans for a sportsbook in their arena in partnership with FanDuel Group, which also will be open year-round for gambling. Arizona's Native 50 dating Pembroke Pines FL tribes historically have opposed any gambling off reservations, but they agreed to support the sportsbook law in exchange for expansions in their casino deals.
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez likewise said his tribe is studying where best to build its next casino, saying the tribe wasn't locked into the site on Highway 89 north of Flagstaff. He said the tribe wants to build in a place that is busy, and is communicating with the Interior Department about putting land in trust, but that the location is not solidified.
The Navajo and Hopi tribes lost a major source of revenue two years ago when the Navajo Generating Station coal-fired power plant near and the Kayenta Mine that straddled the two reservations closed. The nsa in San Francisco CA facilities generated ificant revenue for the tribes.
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Sixteen tribes run 25 casinos in Arizona, according to the Department of Gaming, and another six have slot machine rights they can lease to other tribes. The amended compacts are expected to increase both the tribal revenue and contributions to the state and municipalities. There also are two more casinos that possibly could come Augusta free chat line numbers the Phoenix area for the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, but the Governor's Office said neither tribe plans a new facility and they only wanted the rights to build should that change in the future.
That is also the case with other rural tribes that have rights to build new casinos that don't exist today, with the Governor's Office saying maintaining those rights was important to the tribes but that new properties are not expected. The new compact provides for 55 properties, 11 more than the old compacts, but blind dates Vancouver Governor's Office only expects four to come to fruition.
The last change to the tribal compacts came in when voters approved Propositionwhich was at the time the most the hookup Norfolk ballot-measure fight in state history a clean-energy measure in topped it.
The ballot measure established a new framework for tribal casinos in the state, but those agreements will expire in the next few years, so Ducey took the opportunity to renegotiate them before he leaves office next year. Reach reporter Ryan Randazzo at ryan. Follow him on Twitter UtilityReporter.
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