Justin Ruggieri Named New General Counsel for Tohono O’odham Gaming

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TUCSON, AZ—Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment is proud to announce that Justin Ruggieri will represent the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise as its new General Counsel. He takes over this key position at an important moment as the Enterprise continues the roll out new gaming opportunities at its four properties near Tucson, Sahuarita, Glendale, and Why (Ajo), Arizona.

Justin Ruggieri has served as Assistant General Counsel to the Enterprise since 2008. His responsibilities have included regulatory compliance, negotiating and drafting commercial contracts, and advising senior management with respect to employment law and general operational matters. Most recently he assisted the Tohono O’odham Nation during the negotiation of the 2021 Amended Gaming Compact.

A 2000 graduate of the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Justin also previously served as Assistant Attorney General for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe from 2001 – 2007, where he advised the Pascua Yaqui Tribal Council on governmental matters as well as gaming matters.


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