Tohono O’odham casino rising in the West — Glendale Star

It looks incomplete from the outside and there’s not much activity on the grounds themselves. But, a tour of the inside of the building at Northern and 95th avenues tells a different story.

The 45,000 square foot structure under construction is the interim home of what the Tohono O’odham Nation hopes the court will agree should be a fully operational casino by the end of the year.

That’s the timeline given by Randy Howe, the project director for the casino/resort in the West Valley. Howe guided a couple reporters through the facility Monday monring, and he was scheduled to give a tour to at least 75 people later in the day.

It is wide open inside, where the main floor of the casino now sits. Look up and all you see are metal ductwork and wires, similar to what you might see in a warehouse. That should not surprise anyone; that is what the building will be on a permanent basis if the Tohono O’odham Nation wins in federal court Sept. 4.

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