Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation announces Arizona casino project
June 18, 2018 9:29 AM
by Robert Mann
The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation has announced a late June date for the ground breaking on a new Arizona casino project.
Bernadine Burnette, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Tribal Council President, said, “We break ground on Friday, June 29 2018 on a new casino and open a new chapter in the modern history of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. We may be the smallest tribe in the Valley, but we built the first high stakes bingo hall in the Phoenix area three decades ago and today we are taking another huge leap forward.”
Construction on the 166,341-square-foot casino will begin late this summer and is expected to be complete and open to the public by spring 2020, tribal leaders said.
It will feature a larger casino than the tribe currently operates, a garden court, high-end dining, a sports bar with an entertainment stage and other amenities. Officials did not release a cost for the project, but said it would be a “multimillion-dollar facility.”
The new venue will be built near the tribe's current casino/resort off the Beeline Highway, about 30 minutes east of Phoenix.