Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday signed historic agreements with Native American tribes in Arizona that mark the most significant update to gambling in the state in decades.
Ducey and a host of tribal leaders held a ceremonial document signing at the Heard Museum in Phoenix for the compacts, as well as a bill to allow sports betting that was tied to the casino deal.
Ducey cheerfully signed the documents, surrounded by dozens of tribal and sports franchise representatives, state lawmakers, lobbyists, lawyers and others who worked on the deal.
The amended gaming compact allows casino expansions that will allow tribes to operate thousands more slot machines, open at least four new casinos and take bets on new table games.