Bills to block casino near Glendale reintroduced — Arizona Republic

Members of the Arizona congressional delegation have reintroduced legislation that would block construction of a $400 million tribal casino in the West Valley.

Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake said Wednesday they were again seeking passage of what they are calling the Keep the Promise Act in the U.S. Senate.

Reps. Trent Franks and Paul Gosar said Tuesday they submitted a companion bill in the U.S. House.

The legislation would prohibit construction of any new tribal casino on unincorporated land in Maricopa County that is not adjacent to an existing Indian reservation.

The immediate effect, if the bills were passed and signed by the president, would be to halt construction of the Tohono O’odham casino near Loop 101 and Northern Avenue. The tribe is based in southern Arizona but obtained the site north of the Westgate Entertainment District as part of a federal land settlement.

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