Around a decade, ago the words "Indian casino" generally denoted small operations where the focus was just on the gambling. These days Indian casinos are often lavish destination resorts. Scottsdale, Arizona is about to get a new large resort project from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Casino Arizona will be a 15-story hotel and casino that includes a 497-room hotel, a 100,000-square-foot conference center, a spa and restaurants. The hotel is going to be a four-star operation and the project will add 300 jobs to the area. it is seen as a competitor to Westin and Marriott which are already in the area but, of course, don't offer gambling.
[via Arizona Republic]