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8/31/2014

article Twin Arrows Casino earns Green Globes environmental rating
(Arizona) -- Derrick Watchman, CEO of Navajo Gaming, announced that Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort has earned the Three Green Globes environment rating from the Green...

8/19/2014

article Navajo Gaming partners with Navajo Agricultural Products Industry
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (NNGE) partnered with the Navajo Agricultural Products Industry, (NAPI) to serve more Navajo products and produce to...

8/18/2014

article Casinos Worry As More Navajo Communities Go Smoke-Free
(Arizona) -- Walking onto the gaming floor at the Twin Arrows Casino near Flagstaff is a sensory-rich experience, with winning bells and slot machine jingles a constant...
article Navajo Nation gaming executive concerned about smoking ban
(Arizona) -- The head of the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise is keeping a close eye on an anti-smoking movement that's sweeping the reservation. More than 30...

7/22/2014

article Twin Arrows earns AAA Four Diamond Award
(Arizona) -- AAA awarded Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort the travel group's coveted Four Diamond Award July 17. Twin Arrows is the only Flagstaff destination to...

7/15/2014

article Twin Arrows Casino Resort Receives AAA Four Diamond Award
(Arizona) -- The recently expanded Twin Arrows Casino Resort will accept its AAA Four Diamond Plaque for its stunning architecture, customer satisfaction and infusion of...

6/20/2014

press release Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort Awarded Four Diamonds As Premier Arizona Destination
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (Navajo Gaming) is honored to announce its recently expanded Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort, located 20 minutes east...

6/8/2014

article Patron dies after collapsing at AZ casino
(Arizona) -- Navajo officials say a patron at a northern Arizona casino has died. Derrick Watchman, chief executive of the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise, says a member...

6/6/2014

article Navajo Nation formally accepts $554M trust fund settlement
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation expects to see $554 million from a trust fund settlement within 120 days, President Ben Shelly said on Wednesday.

5/24/2014

article Navajo Gaming Enterprise hires new chief operating officer
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise has hired a new chief operating officer. Navajo Gaming CEO Derrick Watchman appointed Brian Parrish as the new COO,...

5/18/2014

article Tribal company opens pocketbook for lawmakers
(New Mexico) -- With an upcoming fight over possible casino competition from the Navajo Nation, a Laguna Pueblo company made nearly $18,000 in campaign contributions to...

5/8/2014

article Twin Arrows celebrates first birthday with growth spurt
(Arizona) -- Twin Arrows Navajo Casino celebrated its first anniversary this past weekend with the opening of another 110 rooms in its resort hotel.

5/6/2014

article Twin Arrows Casino celebrates expansion and one-year anniversary
(New Mexico) -- Twin Arrows celebrated the addition of 110 rooms to its casino resort on May 3 at an event attended by the Navajo Nation president, members of the Navajo...
article Twin Arrows Celebrates First Anniversary
(Arizona) -- This Saturday the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino celebrated their first year of operation. As part of the celebration a ribbon-cutting ceremony was also held to...

4/29/2014

article Northern Edge Navajo Casino closed Tuesday
(New Mexico) -- Northern Edge Navajo Casino was closed on Tuesday, and the business reopened late in the evening. A press release sent after 5 p.m. from the Navajo...
article Northern Edge Navajo Casino hit with outage
(New Mexico) -- The Northern Edge Navajo Casino was closed on April 19 due to a camera outage that halted operations of the facility.

4/27/2014

article Navajo Nation Eliminiates Tax on Healthy Food: Native Americans Hope to Combat Diabetes
(Arizona) -- As obesity and diabetes rates continue to increase in the Native American community, Navajo tribal leaders voted earlier this week to eliminate sales taxes...

4/22/2014

article Development near Twin Arrows casino could break ground in late summer
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Shopping Centers, Inc. put on a public comment meeting April 10 to talk about its expansion plans near Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort....
article Navajo Pride products offered at Navajo Nation casinos
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (NNGE) is partnering with the Navajo Agricultural Products Industry (NAPI), which allows local Navajo farmers to provide...

3/5/2014

article Navajo Nation Has Beef With The Pueblos
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation didn’t see this coming, but they remain confident the cards will fall in their favor in 2015. On Feb. 18, the New Mexico Senate...

2/27/2014

article Navajo gaming compact: Back to Square 1
(New Mexico) -- Navajo casino doors close. Jobs and investments are lost. Those are the fears, if a new gaming compact between the Navajo Nation and the state of New...

2/25/2014

article Coconino County Sheriff's Department to patrol Twin Arrows region
(Arizona) -- Thanks to a new intergovernmental agreement, the Coconino County Sheriff's Department will now enforce Navajo Nation criminal and traffic laws within...
article Navajo Nation Still Without Casino Deal
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation may have to wait another year to get a gambling compact with the state of New Mexico. With an expiration date of 2016 on the current...
article New Mexico Senate votes down Navajo Nation gaming compact
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Senate voted down a Navajo Nation gaming compact Feb. 19, which would have allowed the Nation to build three more casinos. Navajo Nation...

2/24/2014

article No to Navajos
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Senate last week rejected a gaming compact with the Navajo Nation that would have allowed the tribe to open three more casinos. The defeat...

2/23/2014

article Coconino County Sheriff's Office gets OK enforce laws at Twin Arrows
(Arizona) -- Coconino County Sheriff’s deputies will soon have greater jurisdiction on a small portion of the Navajo Nation. Earlier this month, the Navajo Council...

2/22/2014

article Senate rejects Navajo gambling compact
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico lawmakers have dealt a setback to the Navajo Nation by rejecting a gambling compact that would have allowed the state’s largest American...

2/21/2014

article Senate Shoots Down Navajo-New Mexico Gaming Compact
(New Mexico) -- On Wednesday the New Mexico Senate rejected the Navajo Nation's proposed gaming contract that would have increased the number of casinos the tribe...

2/20/2014

article New Mexico Senate rejects Navajo Nation Class III gaming deal
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Senate voted 31-10 against a Class III gaming compact for the Navajo Nation. The deal would have authorized three more Navajo Class III...
article NM Senate votes to reject Navajo gaming compact
(New Mexico) -- After about an hour debate Wednesday afternoon, the New Mexico state senate killed the Navajo Nation Gaming Compact bill, according to a Tweet from...
article Navajo Nation OKs agreement on law enforcement
(Arizona) -- Coconino County sheriff's deputies are being empowered to enforce Navajo Nation criminal and traffic laws on part of the Navajo reservation where a new...

2/19/2014

article Senate rejects Navajo casino deal that allowed more gambling operations
(New Mexico) -- The state Senate on Wednesday rejected a gambling compact that would have allowed the Navajo Nation to increase the number of casinos it operates in New...
article Senate rejects Navajo gambling compact
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico lawmakers have dealt a setback to the Navajo Nation by rejecting a gambling compact that would have allowed the state's largest American...
article Senate rejects Navajo gaming compact
(New Mexico) -- The Senate has resoundingly rejected a proposed gambling agreement between the state and the Navajo Nation. Only ten senators voted for it, while 31...

2/18/2014

article House OKs gambling compact allowing 3 more Navajo casinos
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation would be able to open three new casinos – for a total of five – under a gambling compact with the state that won approval...
article Navajo gambling compact introduced
(New Mexico) -- A resolution that lawmakers approve a proposed gambling compact between the state and the Navajo Nation was introduced in the state House on Monday and...
article New Mexico House OKs Navajo gambling compact
(New Mexico) -- A proposed tribal-state gambling compact that would allow the Navajo Nation to open additional casinos cleared the House on Tuesday. But one more hurdle...
article New Mexico House to consider gambling compact
(New Mexico) -- The House is expected to consider a tribal-state gambling compact that would allow the Navajo Nation to open three additional casinos.

2/12/2014

article OP/ED: Navajo Nation gambling compact holds casinos liable
(New Mexico) -- The safety and welfare of all persons is important and a priority to the Navajo Nation. We must clarify that the Navajo Nation’s proposed compact...

2/11/2014

article Gambling agreement could allow three new casinos
(New Mexico) -- A Navajo Nation gambling compact that would allow the Nation to build three more casinos made its way through a New Mexico legislature committee on Feb....

2/9/2014

article OP/ED: Casino compact puts burden on victim
(New Mexico) -- The proposed Navajo Nation gaming compact pending in the New Mexico Legislature raises a significant concern for all New Mexicans, native and non-native...

2/8/2014

article Gaming compact breaks through latest hurdle
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico legislature's Committee on Compacts voted 12-4 on Wednesday to move the compact forward to the state legislature unamended, which has...

2/6/2014

article Committee passes Navajo gaming pact, including 5 casinos
(New Mexico) -- A proposed gambling compact between the state and the Navajo Nation that allows the tribe five casinos was endorsed by a legislative committee on...
article Editorial: Navajo Casinos is just one part of the new order of Business
(New Mexico) -- On Feb. 5 the committee on compacts voted 12-4 to send the Navajo Nation gambling agreement to the state Legislature and Senate for a full vote, reported...
article Navajo Bid To Build 5 NM Casinos Clears Hurdle
(New York) -- After heated negotiations, a New Mexico committee on Wednesday pushed forward a proposed gambling compact with the Navajo Nation that would allow the tribe...

2/5/2014

article Legislative roundup: Hospital funding bill introduced but lacks state's support
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation is refusing to renegotiate a compact to limit gambling operations as requested by lawmakers on the Committee on Compacts.
article Legislators To Reconsider Navajo Gambling Compact [3rd Item]
(New Mexico) -- Lawmakers are to take another look at a proposed gambling compact that would allow the Navajo Nation to open more casinos.
article NM panel endorses Navajo gambling compact
(New Mexico) -- A legislative panel recommended Wednesday that the New Mexico Legislature approve a proposed gambling compact that would allow the Navajo Nation to open...

2/4/2014

article Lawmakers Ask Governor to Renegotiate Navajo Gaming Deal
(New Mexico) -- Lawmakers are urging the Navajo Nation to agree to limit its gambling operations to three existing casinos. On Friday, Jan. 31, the Legislature's...
article Navajo Nation insists on 5 casinos in pact
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation, as expected, has refused a legislative committee’s request to consider reducing the number of casinos allowed under a proposed...

2/3/2014

article Lobbyists dole out $400K in campaign contributions
(New Mexico) -- Lobbyists and their clients handed out about $403,000 in campaign contributions to legislators, Gov. Susana Martinez and others in the months leading up...
article Revised gaming compact worse than original
(New Mexico) -- This newly-revised gaming compact soon to be considered by the Legislature is actually more objectionable than the original. It should be rejected by the...

2/1/2014

article Panel Asks Navajos To Renegotiate Gaming Compact
(New Mexico) -- A legislative panel is asking the Navajo Nation and Gov. Susana Martinez's administration to renegotiate a proposed compact to restrict the state...

1/31/2014

article Lawmakers ask gov. to renegotiate Navajo gaming deal
(New Mexico) -- Lawmakers are urging the Navajo Nation to agree to limit its gambling operations to three existing casinos.
article Legislators to consider Navajo gambling compact
(New Mexico) -- Critics of a proposed gambling compact with the Navajo Nation plan to propose Friday that Gov. Susana Martinez's administration and the state's...
article Navajo gambling compact sent back for renegotiation
(New Mexico) -- A legislative committee on Friday voted to send a proposed Navajo Nation gambling agreement back to the tribe and Gov. Susana Martinez to renegotiate the...
article Navajo Nation's Class III gaming compact up for discussion
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Legislature's Committee on Compacts will meet this afternoon to discuss a Class III gaming compact for the Navajo Nation. The...
article New Mexico legislative panel to consider new gambling compact with Navajo Nation
(New Mexico) -- A legislative panel is to resume consideration of a proposed gambling compact that would allow the Navajo Nation to open three additional casinos.

1/27/2014

article SHELLY: Navajos seek support on gaming compact
(New Mexico) -- For the past six years, the Navajo Nation has been negotiating its gaming compact with the state of New Mexico, beginning with Gov. Bill Richardson...

1/24/2014

article New Mexico panel reviews Navajo gambling compact
(New Mexico) -- A proposed gambling compact with the Navajo Nation ran into opposition Wednesday from other tribes and pueblos in New Mexico because it would allow the...

1/22/2014

article GOROSPE: Allowing more casinos will saturate market
(New Mexico) -- Laguna Development Corporation respects the rights of all tribal governments to pursue economic development on behalf of their people.
article Lawmakers consider revised gaming pact for Navajos
(New Mexico) -- A revised gambling agreement that would allow the Navajo Nation three more casinos but phase them in over a minimum of 15 years is scheduled for its...
article Navajo gambling compact faces opposition from pueblos, lawmakers
(New Mexico) -- Some of New Mexico’s tribes and lawmakers are objecting to a new gambling compact with the Navajo Nation that would allow it to build three more...
article New Mexico legislative panel to consider revised gambling compact with Navajo Nation
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation could open three additional casinos over 15 years under a revised gambling compact proposal submitted to the Legislature for its...
article Other tribes uneasy about proposed deal on Navajo casinos
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation’s latest bid for a new gambling compact authorizing three more casinos ran into a barrage of objections Wednesday from other...
article New Mexico panel reviews Navajo gambling compact
(New Mexico) -- A proposed gambling compact with the Navajo Nation ran into opposition Wednesday from other tribes and pueblos in New Mexico because it would allow the...

1/11/2014

article New Mexico Legislature to Debate Navajo Gambling Compact
(New Mexico) -- Lawmakers in the state of New Mexico will soon be debating a proposed agreement between the state and the Navajo Nation which could allow the tribe to...
article Proposed Navajo gaming pact revised
(New Mexico) -- Gov. Susana Martinez’s office and the Navajo Nation have been reworking some provisions of a proposed gambling compact that legislators could begin...

1/8/2014

article Legislative panel to consider gambling compact
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico lawmakers are getting an early start on their work for the upcoming session of the Legislature. A legislative panel is scheduled next Monday...

1/7/2014

article OP/ED: States may lose casino revenue
(New Mexico) -- In a recent op-ed in the Albuquerque Journal, Ben Shelly, the Navajo Nation president, extols the economic blessings of tribal casino gambling, saying,...
article Navajo lawmaker seeks removal of council speaker
(Arizona) -- A Navajo lawmaker has drafted legislation to remove the speaker of the Tribal Council, who is facing criminal charges in an investigation into the misuse of...

1/4/2014

article Outdoors: Twin Arrows history tour
(Arizona) -- Visiting a casino might not be the best way to get some exercise — even the one-armed bandits of old have been replaced by digital slot machines.

1/2/2014

article New Mexico legislature will take up Navajo gambling agreement
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico state lawmakers will debate a proposed agreement between the state and the Navajo Nation later this year that could allow the tribe to operate...
article OP/ED: More gambling is not economic development
(New Mexico) -- Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly and Council Member LoRenzo Bates argue for more gambling on their reservation. It’s easy for government...
article Proposed Navajo Gaming Compact Would Authorize Five Casinos in New Mexico
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation currently operates two Class III facilities in New Mexico under a gaming compact that expires in 2015. Approval of a new gaming compact...

12/31/2013

article Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise wins Tribal Enterprise of the Year
(Arizona) -- On Dec. 13, the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (NNGE) announced it received the "Tribal Enterprise of the Year" award for its outstanding...

12/28/2013

article Opinion: Gaming part of a strong Navajo Nation
(New Mexico) -- Gaming as a measure of self-determination: The Navajo Nation negotiates a successful compact on behalf of its people, right to livelihoods.

12/26/2013

article New Mexico gaming proposal likely to face critics
(New Mexico) -- It doesn't appear that a proposed gambling compact between the Navajo Nation and the state of New Mexico will get any warmer of a reception than it...

12/25/2013

article Navajo gambling compact headed for Legislature
(New Mexico) -- A proposed new gambling agreement between the Navajo Nation and the state was met in the 2013 legislative session with complaints about the last-minute...

12/17/2013

article Despite slow start, Twin Arrows looks to expand
(Arizona) -- Despite a slow start at Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort, Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (NNGE) chief executive officer Derrick Watchman said Twin Arrows...

12/16/2013

article Navajo Nation trying to delay repayment on casino
(Arizona) -- Newly-built casinos don’t always enjoy quick success. A good example is the $200 million casino built near Flagstaff, Arizona, by the Navajo Nation.

12/15/2013

article Twin Arrows launch honored with award
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (NNGE) announced this week that it will receive the “Tribal Enterprise of the Year” award for its...

12/9/2013

article Financing repayment delay sought for Navajo casino
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation’s newest casino near Flagstaff is off to a slow start, and the tribal company that operates it wants to postpone paying down its...

12/8/2013

article Twin Arrows Casino slow to turn profit
(Arizona) -- The Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort is working on an agreement with the Navajo Nation to postpone paying down its debt until business picks up at the 6-...
article Concerns raised on proposed Navajo gaming compact
(New Mexico) -- The Laguna Pueblo is raising concerns about a provision in the Navajo Nation's proposed new gaming compact with the state of New Mexico that would...
article Proposed Navajo Nation gaming compact raises concerns
(New Mexico) -- Provisions in the Navajo Nation’s proposed new gaming compact is raising concerns among at least one of its tribal competitors, Laguna Pueblo,...

12/6/2013

article Building an Enterprise
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation’s entry into the gaming industry was done carefully and cautiously. The result has been four facilities that serve the needs of the...

12/3/2013

article Keeping it local: From the ranch to casinos, resorts and restaurants, beef production and earnings stay in Navajo hands
(Arizona) -- Since its launch last November, the Navajo Beef program has generated half a million dollars for Navajo ranchers and their communities.

11/22/2013

article Tribe looking at expansion of casino complex
(Arizona) -- The last cows are gone and a strangely oversized new road now meets the edge of the Drye family's former pastures.

11/21/2013

article Navajo Casinos Stimulate Economy — At A Cost
(Arizona) -- In the not too distant past people driving Interstate 40 through northern Arizona may have noticed the two giant red arrows that appear to be shot into the...

11/20/2013

article Big development plans for area around Navajo casino
(Arizona) -- NAZ Today brings the latest on plans that will hopefully be put into motion for a local Navajo casino.The Navajo nation has large-scale development plans...

11/19/2013

article GROWING GAMBLE: Twin Arrows Casino looks to expand
(Arizona) -- The last cows are gone and a strangely oversized new road now meets the edge of the Drye family’s former pastures. Where the pavement ends, the...
article Navajos have big plans for land around Ariz. casino
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation has big plans for the land surrounding its newest casino east of Flagstaff. The tribe wants to build a gas station, outlet mall, RV park,...

11/5/2013

article Twin Arrows recognized as top Arizona destination
(Arizona) -- Experience AZ magazine readers recently recognized Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort as a top Casino Resort Destination Facility in Arizona.

10/26/2013

article Navajos seek new gambling compact with New Mexico
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation is pushing for a new gambling compact with New Mexico that would allow for three more casinos and potentially less revenue sharing.

10/25/2013

article Navajos propose new deal with state that could pave way for more casinos
(New Mexico) -- As the expiration date on a gambling revenue-sharing agreement between American Indian casinos and New Mexico looms, the Navajo Nation is pushing for a...
article Navajos seek total of 5 casinos in proposed deal
(New Mexico) -- Officials of the Navajo Nation on Friday asked lawmakers to approve a revised state-tribal gambling compact authorizing them to have five casinos, a...

10/1/2013

article Twin Arrows Casino named top Native American casino design
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (NNGE) announced Sept. 26 that Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort, located 20 minutes east of Flagstaff, Ariz. was...

9/29/2013

article Two honors for Twin Arrows Casino
(Arizona) -- Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort received two honors last week. The casino has been recognized as the top-designed Native American Casino Facility in the...

9/27/2013

press release Twin Arrows named top Native American Casino Facility at G2E
(California) -- The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (NNGE) is honored to announce its Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort was recognized as the top Native American Casino...

8/27/2013

article COMMENTARY: The Navajo Nation should build the City of Twin Arrows
(Arizona) -- As the Navajo Nation looks to boost it’s revenue with the Twin Arrows Casino, they could also be looking at building around the gaming complex.

8/21/2013

article Indian Casinos Serving Sizzling Steaks From Navajo Steers
(Arizona) -- Navajo ranchers are a hard-working lot, sitting tall in the saddle keeping an eye on roving range cattle—and now that hard work is starting to pay off.

7/21/2013

article LETTER: Twin Arrows workers should be smoke-free
(Arizona) -- To the editor: Despite progress in other workplaces, tribal members still have to work in casinos filled with toxic secondhand smoke (SHS). Casino workers...

7/15/2013

article Navajo Casino Boss wants to see more Tourism
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise CEO Derrick Watchman answered some questions about the new Twin Arrows Casino and Resort from reporter Dawn Gilbertson...

7/14/2013

article Q&A: CEO assesses Navajo casino
(Arizona) -- It’s been a busy first six months on the job for Derrick Watchman, who was named chief executive officer of the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise in...

7/9/2013

article Twin Arrows to allow alcohol on casino floor
(Arizona) -- People gambling at Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort will now be allowed to bring drinks on to the casino floor.

7/6/2013

article Navajo bill to expand casino alcohol use signed
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly has signed a bill allowing people gambling at the tribe’s Arizona casino to drink alcohol. The bill signed Tuesday...

7/4/2013

article Drinks to be allowed on gaming floor at Twin Arrows
(Arizona) -- Alcohol service has become more accessible at Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort after the Navajo Nation Council passed legislation easing restrictions.

7/2/2013

article Navajo bill to expand casino alcohol use signed
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly has signed a bill allowing people gambling at the tribe's Arizona casino to drink alcohol. The bill signed Tuesday by...

6/29/2013

article Navajo council votes to expand casino alcohol use
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Council approved a bill Friday night that would make it possible for people at the tribe’s Arizona casino to drink alcohol while...

6/28/2013

article Navajo considers bill to expand casino alcohol use
(Arizona) -- Navajo gambling officials want to make it possible for people at the tribe's Arizona casino to drink alcohol while they're playing.

6/26/2013

article Navajo lawmakers spar over ‘sale and consumption’ of alcohol in casinos
(Arizona) -- The law and order committee of the Navajo Nation Council approved legislation on Tuesday to allow ‘sales and consumption’ of alcohol on casino...

5/30/2013

article Navajo Nation needs to approve liquor sales on the reservation
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation is struggling with the idea of allowing liquor onto the casino floor of their newest edition, the Twin Arrows Casino and Resort.
article Officials: Though short staffed, Twin Arrows has 'reliable service, good food'
(Arizona) -- Though the exact figures could not be released on income during Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort's first weekend in operation, CEO of the Navajo Gaming...

5/28/2013

article Flagstaff enter casino era
(Arizona) -- On the one hand, Flagstaff businesses and agencies just lost at least 200 employees to Twin Arrows Resort Casino. But on the other, those are 200 new jobs...
article Twin Arrows Casino and Resort opens Memorial Day weekend on Navajo Nation
(Arizona) -- Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort, located along I-40, exit 219, just east of Flagstaff, opened May 24 and grand opening events throughout Memorial weekend...

5/27/2013

article Twin Arrows Navajo Resort & Casino Opens Its Doors
(Arizona) -- It took five years and $230 million, but Twin Arrows Navajo Resort and Casino in Arizona is now officially up and running with a Ya at eeh greeting to those...

5/26/2013

article Editorial: New resort casino unlikely to have big impact
(Arizona) -- Casino gaming, like most everything else in life, benefits from moderation. No one wants to see the family savings turned over to a blackjack dealer, and...

5/24/2013

article 1st Navajo casino in Arizona opens / $230 mil venue expected to draw residents, tourists
(Arizona) -- With a traditional invocation in its tribal language and the snip of oversized golden scissors, the Navajo Nation on Friday officially joined Arizona’...
article Navajo Nation officially opens Twin Arrows Casino
(Arizona) -- On a bright Friday morning, the Navajo Nation officially kicked off their new Casino resort in northern Arizona. Navajo Gaming Enterprise CEO Derrick...

5/23/2013

article Officials: Twin Arrows to offer four-star experience
(Arizona) -- As officials for the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise prepared for the grand opening of the new Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort tomorrow, May 24, members of...
article Twin Arrows Casino to have a $429 Presidential suite
(Arizona) -- The new Casino boss, Derrick Watchman said the Navajo Nation spent $200 Million on the 4 star style luxury resort in northern Arizona.

5/20/2013

article Navajo Nation opens flagship casino in Arizona
(Arizona) -- New sets of twin arrows are beckoning travelers on Interstate 40 in northern Arizona. A grand opening for the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort is set for...

5/14/2013

article Navajo Casino Boss Pitches
(Arizona) -- The wonders of marketing, the new Casino Boss Derrick Watchman pitched the new luxury Navajo Twin Arrows Casino on 3TV. The new Casino is set to debut on...

5/13/2013

article New casino set to open near Flagstaff this month
(Arizona) -- A new casino is set to open its doors later this month near Flagstaff. The Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort will host its grand opening celebration over...

4/26/2013

article Twin Arrows casino to open Memorial weekend
(Arizona) -- Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort will open May 24. Officials with the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (NNGE) said in a press release last week that grand...

4/13/2013

article Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort To Debut Memorial Weekend
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation will open the doors to its first casino on the Arizona side of its reservation on May 24. The grand opening celebration for Twin Arrows...

4/7/2013

article New Mexico Tribes Seek Online Gambling Ban
(New Mexico) -- As online gambling becomes a reality among individual states, those with a stake in the land based industries eye these developments with interest.

4/6/2013

article Editorial: New Navajo compact limits Internet gambling
(New Mexico) -- Though the proposed new gambling compact between the Navajo Nation and the state was presented to the Legislature with just over a week left in the...

4/5/2013

article New Navajo Casino Resort Includes Conference Center
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise announced that the grand opening of its Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort, just east of Flagstaff, Ariz., will take place...

4/4/2013

article New Mexico Legislative Inaction to Negotiate Compact Stirs Navajo Nation's Concerns
(New Mexico) -- Navajo officials are shaken up about the future of their gaming operations in New Mexico, following the unexpected holdup of a new gaming compact in the...
article New Mexico Tribal Compact Could Bar Online Gambling
(New Mexico) -- The specifics of a new tribal compact being negotiated between the State of New Mexico and Navajo Nation officials could include a ban on all forms of...

4/3/2013

article Navajo Nation compact discourages Internet gaming
(New York) -- A Class III gaming compact for the Navajo Nation was written to discourage Internet gaming in New Mexico:

4/2/2013

article Navajo pact could mean no Internet gambling
(New Mexico) -- A proposed new gambling compact between the Navajo Nation and the state could effectively close the door on state authorization of Internet gambling.

3/28/2013

article Casino creates job prospects for Reservation, border towns
(Arizona) -- Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort put on a job fair March 20 at the Winslow Chamber of Commerce. The fair lasted all day and the parking lot was crowded...

3/21/2013

article Gaming enterprise, Nation 'disappointed' with NM compact failure
(New Mexico) -- The head of the Navajo Gaming Enterprise was not happy to see the New Mexico State Legislature adjourn without taking up a new gaming compact with the...

3/19/2013

article Navajo leader disappointed by inaction on compact
(New Mexico) -- Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly is expressing disappointment that the New Mexico Legislature didn't vote on a new gambling compact for the tribe...

3/18/2013

article Future Of Navajo Gaming Compact In Question
(New Mexico) -- A Gaming compact between the Navajo Nation and the State of New Mexico failed to receive a vote by the state legislature before the end of session. With...
article Navajos upset that pact didn’t get a vote
(New Mexico) -- Navajo Nation leaders expressed their frustration after lawmakers failed to vote on a new state-tribal gambling compact, saying they followed the state...
article Tribal casinos expand and go upscale
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation's first casino opened in 2008 with a dramatic design -- a simple, massive structure shaped like a tent. Prominently located between...

3/17/2013

article New Mexico State Legislative Committee Approves Navajo Gaming Compact
(New Mexico) -- On Tuesday, March 12, the State Legislative Committee on Compacts approved the gaming compact between the Navajo Nation and the State of New Mexico, with...

3/16/2013

article Navajo casino deal faces uncertain fate in New Mexico
(New Mexico) -- A proposed gaming compact between the state of New Mexico and the Navajo Nation could be left for lawmakers to deal with until after the regular...

3/15/2013

article Navajo gambling pact may be in limbo
(New Mexico) -- A new gambling compact between the state and the Navajo Nation was lobbed late into the New Mexico legislative session, and it’s unclear whether...

3/12/2013

article Panel backs revised gambling deal
(New Mexico) -- A legislative committee on Tuesday recommended approval of a revised gambling agreement between the state and the Navajo Nation – despite concerns...
article Panel recommends new NM gambling compact approval
(New Mexico) -- A legislative panel is recommending that New Mexico lawmakers approve a gambling compact with the Navajo Nation allowing it to operate five casinos.

2/27/2013

article Twin Arrows Casino To Open In May
(Arizona) -- The Twin Arrows Casino and Resort is set to open its doors in just a few months, and the $130 million, 170,000-square foot facility promises to offer plenty...

2/26/2013

article Twin Arrows Casino fills more than 600 positions fast
(Arizona) -- It may not be Vegas, but it could very well be one of the Navajo Nation's most electrifying casinos. Many are looking forward to the neon lights of Twin...

2/25/2013

article New gaming terms proposed for Navajo casinos in NM
(New Mexico) -- Negotiators for Gov. Susana Martinez and the Navajo Nation have agreed on key terms of a possible gambling compact that would allow the state's largest...

2/11/2013

article Navajos want to renegotiate gaming compact with NM
(New Mexico) -- Officials with the Navajo Nation say they want to renegotiate the renewal of the tribe's gaming compact with the state of New Mexico before the end...

2/9/2013

article Gaming officials: Twin Arrows 90 percent complete
(Arizona) -- According to the Hunt Construction Group, general contractor for the 170,000 square foot Twin Arrows Casino Resort, phase 1 of the $130 million facility is...
article Twin Arrows Casino set to open in May
(Arizona) -- Gaming enthusiasts get ready. The Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort plans to open its doors as early as this May.

2/6/2013

article Navajo Nation To Open First Arizona-Based Casino in May, Hire 800
(Arizona) -- After nearly two years of construction activity, the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort—designed as the tribe’s flagship gaming facility—is...

2/3/2013

article Twin Arrows casino sets May opening
(Arizona) -- The month of May cannot come soon enough for Derrick Watchman. The chief financial officer for the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise can't wait to open...

2/2/2013

article A Navajo windfall
(Arizona) -- A woman crouched on her knees as she used a bench outside the High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff to fill out a job application.
article Casino job fair attracts hundreds
(Arizona) -- The first day of a three-day job fair designed to fill 800 positions at the new Twin Arrows casino east of Flagstaff had a strong turnout Friday.
article New Navajo Casino Provides Much-Needed Jobs
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation is opening its fourth casino this spring in Twin Arrows, Ariz., just east of Flagstaff. The project includes 1,100 slot machines and 200...

2/1/2013

article Navajo casino hosting job fair, looking to hire 800
(Arizona) -- If you dread going to work, maybe now is the time to gamble on a new career. The Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort will open in the summer, but a job fair is...

12/31/2012

article Navajo Nation May Negotiate Gaming Compact With New Mexico in Early 2013
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation hopes to renegotiate its gaming compact with New Mexico during the 2013 regular session, which runs from January 15 to March 16. The...

12/27/2012

article Navajo Nation, NM gaming negotiations kept private
(New Mexico) -- The way the Navajo Nation and the state of New Mexico conduct gaming could change based on how discussions go next month.

11/8/2012

article Flowing Water Navajo Casino bridge opens
(New Mexico) -- Flowing Water Navajo Casino in Shiprock opened its new bridge and paved entrance this week. “We have been anticipating the opening of our new...

11/2/2012

article 'Twin Arrows is on schedule' says Navajo Gaming Enterprises CEO
(Arizona) -- Navajo Speaker of the Council Johnny Naize probably described it best after he received a tour of the new Navajo casino being built at Twin Arrows. "...

10/30/2012

article Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise CEO Winter announces resignation
(Arizona) -- Bob Winter, Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (NNGE) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), announced Oct. 25 he will resign from his position effective January 1,...

10/29/2012

article Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise To Name Tribal Member as New CEO
(Arizona) -- A tribal member will take over operations of the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (NNGE) come January 1, 2013.

10/28/2012

article Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise CEO resigns
(New Mexico) -- The first ever Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise Chief Executive Officer announced this week he will resign from his position Jan. 1.

10/26/2012

article First-ever Navajo Nation gaming chief to resign
(Arizona) -- The man who guided the development of casinos on the Navajo Nation is resigning. Robert Winter announced Thursday that his last day as chief executive of...

10/11/2012

article Gallup Herald releases last issue, closes its doors
(New Mexico) -- A fter eight years of publishing a weekly paper in Gallup, Joe Kolb on Monday announced on the Gallup Herald's website that he was calling it quits.

8/7/2012

article Shelly signs bills to approve alcohol sale and acceptance of land
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly signed two different legislative bills on Aug. 1. Legislation CJY-40-12 approves the sale of liquor at Twin Arrows Resort...

8/6/2012

article Shelly Signs Bills to Approve Alcohol Sale and Acceptance of Land
(Arizona) -- On August 1, Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly approved two legislative bills, the first one was the go ahead for sale of liquor at Twin Arrows Resort and...

7/19/2012

article Catholics and tribe have much riding on new church, casino
(New York) -- A church and a casino. As building projects go, these are not the largest in the Flagstaff region in recent years. But the groups behind them certainly...

7/4/2012

article Casino going up at Twin Arrows
(Arizona) -- A $175 million casino and hotel complex is going up on the Navajo Nation near Twin Arrows about 20 miles east of Flagstaff. The tribe now proposes to open...

7/3/2012

article Navajo Nation Receives First Gaming Payout
(Arizona) -- After restructuring and consolidating its four loans that fund its casinos into one, the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (NNGE) presented the tribe with its...
article Navajos Reap $5 Million in Casino Profits
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation officials received its first share of casino profits on Friday when the Navajo Gaming Enterprise handed over a $5 million check, the Navajo...

7/2/2012

article Viva Navajo Nation: $5 Million
(Arizona) -- On Thursday, Navajo Officials held a press conference in Window Rock to accept a check from the Navajo Gaming Enterprise for $5 million, claiming big...

7/1/2012

article Gaming officials present tribe with $5 million in 1st payment of casino profits
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Gaming Enterprise on Friday presented the Navajo Nation with its first share of casino profits.

6/28/2012

article Navajo Nation to accept first gaming check
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise today will present a $5 million check to the tribe. The money represents strong performance in the gaming industry on...

6/25/2012

article Northern Edge Navajo Casino fills good and bad expectations
(New Mexico) -- Northern Edge Navajo Casino opened its doors six months ago, and it's fulfilling both negative and positive expectations. Since opening in January,...

5/11/2012

article Northern Edge seeing different clientele
(New Mexico) -- Three months after opening the Northern Edge Navajo Casino near Farmington, officials for the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise have noticed differences...

3/8/2012

article Fire Rock nets $11.5 million in 4th quarter
(Arizona) -- Figures released by the New Mexico Gaming Control Board in February show that the Fire Rock Navajo Casino is still doing great business.

2/23/2012

article Casino boss gives delegates update
(Arizona) -- Officials for the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise met with the members of the Navajo Nation Council's Budget and Finance Committee on Tuesday to give...

2/20/2012

article Off to the races: Casino business heats up in 4 Corners
(New Mexico) -- Northern Edge Navajo Casino's entry into the lucrative gaming market has touched off a marketing battle in the Four Corners, with casinos as far away...

2/16/2012

article Gaming czar: Newest casino off to a strong start
(Arizona) -- It's been a little more than three weeks now since the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise opened its newest casino and things couldn't be better, according to...

2/2/2012

article Gaming officials request Navajo police coverage
(Arizona) -- The Law and Order Committee will hold a special meeting today at 10 a.m. in the north conference room of the Navajo Nation Council Chamber to discuss...

1/16/2012

article Concerns verified at intersection near new casino
(New Mexico) -- A long line of vehicles crawled down New Mexico 371 and Navajo Route 36 to get to and from the grand opening of Northern Edge Navajo Casino on Monday.
article Navajos Celebrate Opening of Biggest, Newest Casino
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation on Monday celebrated the grand opening of its biggest gaming facility to date. The Northern Edge Navajo Casino, an 86,000-square-foot...
article New Northern Edge casino opens to a crowd
(New Mexico) -- Six men three sporting mesh ball caps, one in a beanie and two bareheaded sat around a table Monday at Northern Navajo Edge Casino.

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