October 3, 2012
The Tonto Apache Tribe’s Mazatzal Casino started in a small manufactured structure in the early 1990s and grew first to this impressive facility, which has now become the casino’s event center as the gaming facilities were expanded into the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino. The Rim Country has benefited from the tribe’s success in many ways — it is now the area’s largest employer and it has shared revenues with both the Payson and Star Valley communities, the school district and other groups and organizations over the years.
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The Tonto Apache Tribe is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its tribal recognition by the federal government with four days of festivities, Wednesday, Oct. 3 through Saturday, Oct. 6.