The Gila River Indian Community has announced a new internet gambling platform launch on its land.
This is the tribe’s fourth internet gaming platform, according to a recently signed tribal agreement between Arizona tribes and the state. The Gila River Indian Community formerly permitted Wild Horse Pass and Lone Butte in Chandler and Vee Quiva near Laveen to operate three internet gaming platforms.
This new gaming platform would be erected on community cohesion property on the outskirts of Chandler, just south of Phoenix Road and Hunt Highway. The internet gaming platform is planned to launch in around two years.
In April, a historic deal with Arizona’s tribes was signed by Governor Doug Ducey, representing the state’s most significant change in many moons. Also, the deal calls for proposed casino developments as well as the construction of four additional casinos, of which two will be in Phoenix.
According to a community spokeswoman, the casino is expected to provide all of the extra games permitted under the changed agreement. These include sports betting and new table games. It will most likely cost over $100 million. There are plans for a hotel as well.
The Gila River Indian Community’s Governor Stephen Roe Lewis stated that the community has been in talks with the state with regards to an updated agreement for many years. He declared that the addition of a fourth casino to the area is “historic news.”
The online gaming platform will employ 1,000 people once it starts operations.
The Community Council approved the casino plan on the 18th of June, which included a construction and design budget.
The Gila River Indian Community is a 600-square-mile reserve south of Phoenix that stretches from the southeast Valley and sections of Pinal County to the Laveen region.
When Matt Orlando, a member of the Chandler City Council, was on the council at the time, he recalled conversations about a nearby area being considered for one of the tribe’s other casinos. He claimed that the tribe opted to develop Lone Butte Casino near Loop 202 instead of 2007 due to infrastructural problems and local resistance.