Pinal County Board of Supervisors Supports San Carlos Apache Tribe New Gaming Facility

New facility planned to open in 2014 in eastern Pinal County

Apr 18, 2013, 14:48 ET from San Carlos Apache Tribe

SAN CARLOS, Ariz., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 10, 2013, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a "Resolution of Support for the San Carlos Apache Tribe casino to be built in eastern Pinal County on Tribal land."

"We see this as an economic benefit to the San Carlos Apache Tribe and to the community of Dudleyville," said Pete Rios, District 1 Pinal County Supervisor.  "I have been a longtime supporter of gaming on Indian lands and am pleased to say that Tribal gaming has proven to be an excellent economic engine for Tribes and for all of Arizona."

The new casino is the second facility for the San Carlos Apache Tribe.  Apache Gold Casino Resort is located on Highway 70, five miles east of Globe, Arizona.  The new casino is planned to open in 2014 in a temporary structure that will house up to 400 slot machines, 10 to 12 table games, a small lounge and a restaurant.  The new casino location is just east of Highway 77 at milepost 127 between Mammoth and Dudleyville.  The site is on the southwestern boundary of the San Carlos Apache Reservation.  Ultimately, the Tribe plans to construct a permanent full service resort that will include hotel and convention space. 

"We are very pleased that the Pinal County Board of Supervisors has given us their enthusiastic support for this project.  Under our compact with the State of Arizona our Tribe is allocated two, Class III gaming facilities. This new casino will bring 400 permanent jobs for Tribal members and residents of the county to this area and generate significant revenue for the entire region," said Terry Rambler, Chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe.

The San Carlos Apache reservation is located in south central Arizona and extends over 1.8 million acres in Gila, Graham and Pinal counties.  More than 15,000 Tribal members live on the reservation.  The landscape ranges from Sonoran desert to Ponderosa pine forests.

Contact: Gary Murrey, General Manager
Apache Gold Casino Resort
(928) 475-7800 ext. 3616

SOURCE San Carlos Apache Tribe