Phoenix's Gila River plans casino upgrades, new hotel

The Phoenix Business Journal reports that the Gila River Indian Community will invest $160 million to reconstruct and upgrade two of its casinos in the Phoenix area. The projects, expected to take 18 months, will create around 1,100 part-time and full-time jobs. The first project is the $135 million reconstruction of the Vee Quiva Casino, which will include a 90-room hotel. The second $25-million project will add a 130-room hotel, conference center and restaurant to Lone Butte Casino.

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