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Wild Horse Pass an economic engine for Gilas

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With its new 10-story hotel and casino, plans for an upscale retail outlet center and dreams of a ballpark for spring training, Wild Horse Pass south of Ahwatukee has become the economic engine of the Gila River Indian Community. The tribe's policy is not to release financials, and officials even hesitate to say the 2,700-acre Wild Horse Pass development area is the hub of the community's economic future.