Harrah’s Ak-Chin, a Community HERO

People. Planet. Play. Service to these fundamentals is integral in the long-standing traditions and culture of the Ak-Chin Indian Community, which has a commitment to preserve and impact not only the tribal community but neighboring communities in a positive way. So, when the U.S. Congress passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) in 1988, the Ak-Chin Indian Community recognized the potential benefits to tribes and the opportunity to build a business while aiding society.

Ak-Chin was strategic in deciding how to go about launching these endeavors, looking to Harrah’s, a part of Caesars entertainment. This established, respected entertainment brand joined as their management partner and, together, Harrah’s and the tribal leaders built a successful gaming enterprise. This alliance provided an opportunity for economic self-sufficiency and secure financial resources to invest in infrastructure and social services programs for the community.

“We chose to partner with Harrah’s, part of Caesars Entertainment, in part because of their long and successful history managing quality gaming and entertainment venues, but also their commitment to work alongside our tribal leaders and invest with us were deciding factors,” says Ak-Chin Indian Community Chairman Robert Miguel. “And now, more than 25 years later, we continue to reap the benefits of this very successful partnership.”

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