Casino Flagstaff Arizona
Casino Flagstaff Arizona doesn't exist... yet.
Casino Flagstaff Arizona has long been anticipated, and
could become a reality within just a few years. The site pictured above
is on the Navajo Nation, about 20 miles east of Flagstaff.
The Navajo Nation has approved construction and operation
of casinos on reservation land. Now they are wrestling with implementation decisions...
many to build and where to locate the casinos.
Viewed from the outside, it looks like something of a power struggle between Chapter and
Tribal interests and leadership.
page was written in 2007 and last updated in early 2010. The Navajo
Nation Gaming Enterprise has progressed enough that I think it appropriate to chronicle
the development and operation of the Twin
Arrows Casino on a new page.
The first Navajo Nation casino, Fire Rock, was erected
outside Gallup, New Mexico. It began operations in November, 2008, in a
The Leupp Chapter is eager to build a casino in their corner
of the reservation... along Interstate 40 approximately 20 miles
East of Flagstaff. Three exits would appear to be candidates for a Leupp casino
site... Leupp Road, Two Guns, and Twin Arrows. The latter being
the closest site to Flagstaff.
At last report, three potential casino sites have been
identified for feasibility studies. Those sites include Upper
Fruitland, New Mexico; Sanders, Arizona, and Flagstaff (Leupp).
Casino Flagstaff Arizona could become a reality... even if they
didn't call it by that name. In fact, I would anticipate a
name associated with the nearby San Francisco Peaks. It would he the
long-anticipated entertainment and gaming facility that many
Flagstaff locals desire.
On-line gaming at even "reputable" sites is
potentially risky and basically no longer legal in the USA. And, only a real
"brick and mortar" facility capable of hosting events and
entertainment would add to the
The Navajos resisted building casinos for many years for
cultural reasons. The success demonstrated by other tribes has
played a big part in the Navajo people recently approving gaming
on the reservation.
George Hardeen, communications director in the Office of the President and Vice
President, stated that then Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. had said he
"would expect to see about $100 million in tribal revenues annually.''
This sum is substantial, especially in light of the 2005 closure of the Mohave Generating Station and the tribe's loss of royalties earned from coal
supplied to the power plant and water used to transport the coal via a slurry
pipeline. The plant's majority owner, Southern California Edison, on June 19,
2006, announced that it was abandoning negotiations with the Navajo Nation and Hopi
Tribe to resolve coal and water issues and that it would not try to reopen the
power plant. Hardeen, however, pointed out, ''This decision [for Navajo gaming]
long predates the closure of Mohave Generating Station.''
A Casino Flagstaff Arizona may happen sooner if the President's Office hears
from potential Flagstaff patrons.
A quick Google search using a keyword phrase such as arizona casino
or casino jobs will
display a variety of resources. Be sure to notice the relevant ads down the right side... those are resources
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