Hopi Tribe, Ducey Sign Compact To Allow Tribe To Operate Gaming Machines

Published: Friday, December 1, 2017 - 4:49pm
Updated: Friday, December 1, 2017 - 4:53pm

The chairman of the Hopi Tribe and Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a compact allowing the Arizona tribe to operate gaming machines.

After signing the agreement, the tribe now has the opportunity to operate or lease up to 900 gaming machines, such as slot machines.

The Hopi Tribe is the last Arizona tribe to sign a gaming compact with the state, according to a statement it released.

Under the compact, which will last for least 20 years, the tribe can own and operate the machines on Hopi tribal land. It also has the right to lease those machines to other tribes within the state.

The state will submit the compact to the Bureau of Indian Affairs for final approval. soq

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