New casino will sprout in Pinal County

2013-12-26T15:00:00Z New casino will sprout in Pinal CountyBy Phil Villarreal Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

The San Carlos Apache tribe is moving forward with plans to build a new casino in Pinal County.

The $26 million Apache Sky Casino, near Aravaipa — about 25 miles northeast of Oracle — will employ 400 people and is expected to take 18 months to build once ground is broken in April. The facility will include two

Pinal's economic development program manager told the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce about the plans Dec. 5. 

Contact reporter Phil Villarreal at or 573-4130.

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The Star's Northwest team, Tiffany Kjos and Phil Villarreal, write this blog, which focuses on all of northern Pima County, including Marana, Picture Rocks, Avra Valley, Oro Valley and Catalina; and SaddleBrooke in Pinal County. They welcome contributions via email at

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