The Tohono O'odham Nation is undertaking a major expansion of its newest casino after resolving a contentious dispute in Arizona.. The tribe plans to spend $400 million to make the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino and Resort even bigger. Plans call for a one-million square-foot facility with a larger gaming floor, five restaurants, bars, slot machines, table games and other amenities. Judge troubled by gaming chief's link to tribe fighting O'odham casino By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Aug 10, 2016 Aug 10, 2016 Updated Dec 14, 2016; The Tohono O’odham Nation’s The Tohono O’odham Nation and the State of Arizona jointly announced on Wednesday an agreement to settle their dispute regarding the Desert Diamond Casino West Valley near the City of Glendale. Sen. John McCain praised the agreement but said he was opposed "to oppose the air-dropping of Indian casinos on land that is not contiguous... The Desert Diamond Casino, owned and operated by the Tohono O’odham Nation, provides four exciting entertainment venues in Southern Arizona: Desert Diamond Casino (Nogales Highway), Desert Diamond Casino (I-19 & Pima Mine Rd), Golden Ha:san Casino (Why, AZ) and Desert Diamond Casino (West Valley). The mission of the casinos is to provide the means for a […] Tohono O’odham tribe announce $400m casino development By Robert Simmons. The Tohono O’odham Tribal Nation has today announced that construction of a $400m casino resort in Glendale, Arizona has now started, bringing to an end a decade-long casino development saga. Officials have confirmed the expansion of the existing Desert Diamond Casino site will begin by the end of the year and take The Tohono O'Odham tribe has announced they'll close all four Desert Diamond Casino locations because of concerns about COVID-19. Tohono O'odham tribe's gaming enterprise oversees the project. The addition of the resort combined with the popularity of the casino, necessitates an increase in the casino interior. Tohono O’odham Nation We are pleased to present to you, the members of the Tohono O’odham Nation and Internet communities, the official web site of the Tohono O’odham Nation! With this site we want to open a window to our world to educate others about our history, culture, governance and other aspects of the Nation that otherwise may not be readily available. Deal grants Tohono O'odham full gaming rights at Glendale casino Updated Jul 24, 2017 The tribe agrees it will not attempt to open any more casinos in the Phoenix area in the immediate future.
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