Arizona Tribal Casino Rising Near Glendale

The $400 million casino that the Tohono O’odham Nation is building near Glendale is starting to rise from the desert, but a temporary casino will open sometime in 2015.

The steel skeleton of the Tohono O’odham Nation’s West Valley 0 million casino has started to rise near Glendale, Arizona.

A temporary casino, with 1,089 slots, is scheduled to open later this year while construction continues on the permanent structure.

Tohono Gaming Enterprise CEO Andy Asselin issued a statement commenting on the progress that has been made. “It is great to see dozens of companies and more than 1,300 construction workers coming together to get this fantastic new attraction up and running,” he said.

The casino is expected to generate at least $300 million in revenue annually.

The casino project is near the University of Phoenix Stadium.