Gila River Tribe hires Vegas firm for new Casino
By: NP Staff | The Navajo Post | May 15
The Gila River Indian Community is building a new 90 room Hotel and Resort, priced at a cool $135 million.
The Perini Building Company Inc., a Las Vagas firm was chosen by the tribe to develop and construct the new casino and resort hotel at the tribe’s Vee Quiva Casino in Laveen.
GRIC Tribal Gaming Office director Courtney Moyah said ‘Perini is currently grading the land slated for construction and conducting ecological surveys. He expects the new casino and hotel to open in the fall of next year’ reported the Phoenix Biz Journal.
The Tribe is also looking at demolishing the existing casino, Vee Quiva and the Gila Gaming officials say that will remain an option.
Penini had its place in the Trump Organization, Harrah’s Entertainment Inc., Maloof Cos., MGM Mirage, Aztar Corp., as well as a number of other American Indian tribes.
The Gila River tribe also operates the Wild Horse Pass and Lone Butte casinos in the East Valley.
Local Tribes in the Phoenix area are all up in arms over the Tohono O’odham Nation’s planned $500 million West Valley casino at Northern and 91st Avenues, north of University of Phoenix Stadium.