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Ducey offers to OK Glendale tribal casino

Posted at 2:51 PM, Nov 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-22 00:16:58-05
PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Governor Doug Ducey is offering to allow a southern Arizona tribe to operate full-fledged Indian gambling at its casino in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale as part of a deal with 10 other tribes that gives them expanding gambling opportunities.
 
The governor's office announced the agreement with the tribes Monday, but said the Tohono O'odham Nation still has not agreed to the deal.
 
The agreements amend tribal gambling deals to formally block new casinos in metro Phoenix and will allow more Keno games and poker tables at existing casinos.
 
The Tohono O'odham Nation and the state have been at loggerheads for several years over the tribe's Glendale casino. It opened last year without a full state permit allowing card games and normal slot machines.