Pascua Yaqui Tribe Breaks Ground
$65 Million Casino
AZ - /AP/ - The Pascua Yaqui Tribe broke ground January 26 for a
new casino that's intended to cater to a different clientele than
does the tribe's nearby Casino
of the Sun.
The $65 million
new casino will include day-care facilities, an arcade and a bowling
The first phase,
expected to open in September 2001, will include 500 slot machines,
a restaurant and a 4,200-seat amphitheater. The second phase expected
to open in the fourth quarter of 2002 will include six restaurants,
along with the child-care facility and arcade.
features should draw "a different crowd altogether than we draw
right now," said Casino of the Sun CEO Doug Lentz.
The casino has
yet to be named formally but temporarily is known as Casino Del
Sol. It's about 1.5 miles from the Casino
of the Sun. Lentz said the new facility ultimately should employ
about 980 people, compared with the 480 who are at Casino of the