Indian Gaming Today

Monday, November 24, 2008

More on the New Navajo Fire Rock Casino

Hundreds of people had to wait to get in to the Navajo Nation's newly opened Fire Rock Casino, near Gallup, NM. More than 4000 people showed up on Wednesday to try their luck.

The Nation’s business model appears to focus on internalizing dollars spent and dollars received, as well as on building tribal economic and institutional capacity. The Nation reports that it financed the casinos, 92 percent of casino employees are Navajo, and it is not using an outside management company.

For more, see “
Navajos Bet First Casino Is a Winner,” “Navajo Trail to Gaming,” and “Navajo Nation Opens its First Casino in New Mexico.”

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