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Judge sides with tribe on Glendale casino plan

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PHOENIX (AP) - A federal judge says the Tohono O'odham Nation's plan to build a casino on the edge of Glendale doesn't violate the state's gambling laws.

U.S. District Court Judge David Campbell said in a ruling Tuesday that he wants to hear further evidence by May 22 in the years-old effort to block the casino.

Arizona and the Gila River Indian Community filed the suit in 2011 to stop the casino. Critics say it would violate the state's gambling compact with 17 Indian tribes. But Campbell says state law does not prohibit new casinos.

The tribe unveiled its plans in 2009 for a Las Vegas-style casino 160 miles from its existing reservation. The federal government declared the land a reservation in 2010.

At least eight Arizona tribes oppose the casino.

Statement by Ned Norris Jr., Chairman of the Tohono O'odham Nation

This ruling confirms yet again what we have held since the beginning of this long and drawn out process – our pursuit of the West Valley Resort is firmly grounded in the law. The Judge's opinion underscores the fact that opponents are only interested in preserving their market share. We look forward to working together to bring jobs and positive economic opportunities to the West Valley and Arizona.

Related story: Bill seeks to derail planned casino near Glendale

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