The Gila River Indian Community, as well as other tribes, recently signed an amended gaming compact with the state, which allowed for a fourth casino for the community.
The preparations are underway, according to a news release from the Gila River Indian Community, including hiring an architect to design the casino and prepping the site for construction.
The casino will be located south of the intersection at Gilbert Road and Hunt Highway. The project is expected to take 18-24 months to design, according to the release.
"Adding a fourth casino will bring additional revenue, security and critical services to community members," said Stephen Lewis, Gila River Indian Community governor, in a statement. "In addition, we anticipate being able to add hundreds of new jobs that community members can take advantage of, and we expect that many of those will be filled by community members, just as was the case at Vee Quiva Casino."