Twin Arrows Casino
The Twin Arrows Casino Flagstaff is now a reality. It
held Grand Opening ceremonies Friday,
May 24, 2013. The resort's official name is
Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort.
Our staff has been encouraging and reporting on the resort's progress from the
The Twin Arrows Casino Flagstaff is another step closer
According to Attorney Mike Bielecki
Arrows will be the Navajo Nation's flagship casino."
The Twin Arrows Casino Flagstaff
officially began construction with the March, 2011, groundbreaking ceremony.
Attorney Bielecki states “Our vision is a resort as well as a
casino, It will be a nice hotel, a nice casino. but It will not be like those
in Las Vegas. Casinos get big and ugly when they’re across the street competing with each other in an area the size of a postage stamp. It’s counter to our marketing to be like that. We will take a quality approach”
The Navajo Nation is planning to build the $200 million
gambling facility near the Twin Arrows exit off of Interstate 40. (See
9/12/2010 news release below.)
The Twin Arrows Casino Flagstaff is planned to be much more
than a gaming facility. Tribal leaders envision a four
star resort hotel and casino with
restaurants and live entertainment.
Tribal leaders also anticipate eventually adding
at least one golf course and other outdoor entertainment facilities.
The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise is charged with the development and
operation of the Navajo casinos...
Nation Gaming Enterprise
The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise
(“NNGE”) is a Navajo Nation-wholly owned business entity created by
the Navajo Nation in September 2006. NNGE is authorized by the Navajo
Nation to develop and operate Navajo casinos in accordance with federal
and Navajo Nation laws, as well as the negotiated Navajo
Nation-applicable state compacts (New Mexico and Arizona). NNGE’s
long-term plan is to build approximately 5 to 6 casinos within the
Navajo Nation. NNGE’s goals include to create jobs in the Navajo
Nation relating to the casino industry (such as casino operations,
restaurants, hotels, golf course, tourism, construction, etc.), support
development of small businesses that provide goods and services to the
Navajo casinos and related businesses, and to generate gaming revenues
for the Navajo Nation government. NNGE’s Mission Statement is
“Developing a Navajo Gaming Economy".”
"NNGE opened its first Navajo
Casino on November 19, 2008 – Fire Rock Navajo Casino in Church Rock
Chapter, Navajo Nation (near Gallup, New Mexico); its second Navajo
Casino on October 13, 2010 - Flowing Water Navajo Casino in Tsé Daak’áán
Chapter, near Shiprock, Navajo Nation (New Mexico)."
"NNGE plans to open the Northern Edge Navajo
Casino in January 2012 within the Upper Fruitland Chapter, Navajo
Nation, (near Farmington, New Mexico); and the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino
Resort in August 2013 within the Leupp Chapter, Navajo Nation (near
Flagstaff, Arizona). The groundbreaking for the Northern Edge Navajo
Casino was held
The Twin Arrows Casino Flagstaff is coming. Progress reports
and press releases are posted here as they are received.
Twin Arrows Casino News and Information
Twin Arrows Native American Arts Festival
March 7 - 9, 2014 10AM - 5PM
For more information contact:
Lori Grimmett, 928.856.7172, email@example.com
Feasibility study underway for
Hopi development along I-40 corridor
Hopi Tribe Economic
Development Corporation to finish Phase 3 of study and present
recommendations to Hopi Tribal Council
The Hopi Tribe Economic Development Corporation (HTEDC) has completed
two phases of a feasibility study for development on Hopi-owned land
along the I-40 corridor from Flagstaff to Winslow, and a travel plaza in
Phase one, which the organization completed around the end of April or
May of last year, took an inventory of the land owned by the Hopi Tribe
and identified areas where economic development would make sense around
the various interchanges along I-40.
Kevin Lombardo, CEO of the HTEDC said the Hopi Tribe owns land at Twin
Arrows, Buffalo Range Road, Two Guns, Meteor Crater and Corey Post Stop.
The tribe also owns 200 acres of trust land in Winslow. He said phase
one of the feasibility study identified two things: which of the pieces
of land owned by the Hopi Tribe could be developed and what is happening
development-wise in Flagstaff or Winslow in the next 10 years.
Arrows Trading Post and Cafe
Photo credit Anthony
Twin Arrows Trading Post was once a primary stop along old Route 66 east
of Flagstaff. Sadly, this
high desert oasis no longer attracts the tourists and truckers. It
closed in 1998 and the buildings have suffered harsh treatment by the
elements ever since.
the twin arrows themselves are such an icon along the "America’s
Mother Road" that in
2009 volunteers refurbished the gigantic 20 foot tall arrows.
the Hopi Tribe wants to rebuild and reopen the Trading Post. The Twin
Arrows exit off Interstate 40
sees a huge increase in traffic, now that the Navajo Nation is operating
the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort just across the freeway.
its day, the
Twin Arrows Trading Post was an important piece of Americana, as pop
historians label it. The business catered to Route 66 travelers by
offering the necessities… souvenirs for the kids, gas, oil, and water
for overheated radiators, plus a café for the hungry. The café was
housed in a distinctive facility called a Valentine
to Russell Olsen’s “Route 66 Lost and Found,” the complex started
as the Canyon Padre Trading Post about 1949. It became Twin Arrows
Trading Post during the 1950s.
the Hopi Tribe can rebuild the Trading Post with some nostalgic accents,
it can again flourish as it caters to America’s travelers.
Native American Times
Hopi Tribe hopes to reopen restored I-40 rest stop
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – It started with the arrows. The iconic
namesakes of Twin Arrows, once reduced to battered telephone poles
leaning into the wind that sweeps across Interstate 40, now glisten red
and gold, new heads and fletchings – tail feathers – in place after
a recent volunteer restoration effort.
But refurbishing the arrows wasn’t so much about public art or
tidiness as preserving a piece of culture and opening up a new economic
portal, both for Flagstaff and the area Native Americans who hope to
return the old rest stop to its former glory.
In its halcyon days, Twin Arrows – a rest stop at exit 219, about 20
miles east of Flagstaff – was a slice of Americana, a gas station,
diner and souvenir central for travelers along the famed Route 66; it
operated for about 60 years before closing in 1998. Well before that, it
was a trading post for the Hopi, who left petroglyphs etched into the
walls of nearby Padre Canyon
Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort Grand Opening
Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort appears to be making a great first
impression. Comments from guests are very positive. There are many, many
people visiting the casino resort for the first time this weekend, and
they freely share their opinions when approached for a casual
Everyone begins by commenting on the grand building itself, standing
alone and inviting. Many remark on the resort's "air of
luxury". They especially remark on the Navajo art incorporated into
the resort's rotunda and throughout the casino and hotel.
Many are impressed by the casino, and the large number of colorful
slot machines. Others speak appreciatively of the resort's layout. They
like being able to have a fine meal or register at the hotel without
"being funneled through the main casino floor, as at other
places" as one guest commented.
Today, and earlier this month, we visited the resort during daylight
hours... and we were struck by the large size of the facility. On Friday
we visited in the evening. The dramatic layout and lighting as we
approached, makes the scene simply beautiful.
Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort seems to be having a successful
Grand Opening, with good crowds and impressive facilities. "Twin
Arrows" as most simply refer to the casino-resort, appears to be
poised to be a long term positive for the economies of the Navajo Nation
and the Flagstaff region.
Twin Arrows Casino Personnel
When we visited the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort last Friday, we
made a special point to talk with resort employees.
We spoke with a broad sample... from security personnel, to hotel
desk employees, to casino dealers and floor employees, to food workers,
to grounds maintenance workers, to marketing representatives.
Friday was the first day these new resort employees had interaction
with the public in their various roles representing Twin Arrows.
We were impressed with the knowledge and courtesy of each and every
one we contacted.
Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort began a :soft" opening today.
Providing their well trained, courteous, and friendly staff an
opportunity to interact with guests before the May 24 Grand Opening is a
The facilities are beautiful, there are dining establishments... and
a food court offering a variety of meals - including delicious Navajo
Tacos. The casino's table games are operating, as are the PLENTIFUL slot
We did not tour the hotel and banquet and conference facilities.
However, judging by the rotunda, these facilities are first class.
We were very favorably impressed... as I believe you will be.
Twin Arrows Casino Grand Opening
The Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort will hold its grand opening beginning Friday,
May 24, 2013. Grand opening events will continue throughout the Memorial
The rich and colorful culture of the Navajo People is prominently displayed
in the resort's public areas, including the casino, banquet and meeting rooms,
and hotel. Original art by Navajo artists is featured throughout the resort.
Grand opening events will also showcase the resort's impressive
accommodations, ample gaming facilities, and the array of dining choices.
July 21, 2012
Twin Arrows Casino Construction
Construction of the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino
Resort east of Flagstaff continues to progress.
The casino/hotel/resort is located on the
north side of Interstate 40, near Leupp,
Arizona. This photo shows the current state of
building construction from the south side.
Roads, curbing, drainage, and other infrastructure
is also progressing.
The casino was originally projected to open
this month, but design changes and other
adjustments caused the anticipated completion
date to be revised to the spring of 2013.
January 5, 2012
Nation Gaming Enterprise Chooses Bally Systems Solutions
VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 5, 2012-- Bally
Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI), a
leader in slots, video machines, casino-management, interactive applications,
and networked systems for the global gaming industry, today announced that
Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise has signed a master license agreement for Bally
systems solutions following a thorough evaluation of all qualified system
Nation chose Bally’s iVIEW
Display Manager™ (DM) and Elite
Bonusing Suite to add excitement across the casino floor through a
picture-in-picture-style player-user-interface that enables powerful
interactive bonusing events on the gaming devices without interrupting slot
which includes replacement of a competitor’s system at two of the properties,
will occur across the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise’s casinos in the
southwestern United States, starting with Flowing Water Navajo Casino, Northern
Edge Navajo Casino, and Fire Rock Casino. The Navajo’s flagship property,
Twin Arrows Navajo Hotel & Casino Resort, currently under construction in
Flagstaff, Ariz., is projected to open in the spring of 2013.
are dedicated to growing our enterprise for the good of the Navajo people, and
as such, we needed a systems partner who shared the same commitment and had the
core technology solutions to enable us to evolve our operation,” said Derrick
Watchman, Chief Financial Officer of the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise.
“Bally’s commitment to systems is undisputed, and they have invested in
technology that will enable us to take our player-loyalty programs to the next
About Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise
The Navajo Nation Gaming
Enterprise (“NNGE”) is a Navajo Nation-wholly owned business entity created
by the Navajo Nation in September 2006. NNGE is authorized by the Navajo Nation
to develop and operate Navajo casinos in accordance with federal and Navajo
Nation laws, as well as the negotiated Navajo Nation-applicable state compacts
(New Mexico and Arizona). NNGE’s long-term plan is to build approximately
five to six casinos within the Navajo Nation. NNGE’s goals include to create
jobs in the Navajo Nation relating to the casino industry (such as casino
operations, restaurants, hotels, golf course, tourism, construction, etc.),
support development of small businesses that provide goods and services to the
Navajo casinos and related businesses, and to generate gaming revenues for the
Navajo Nation government. For more information, please visit http://www.firerocknavajocasino.com/nnge2011.com.
October 11, 2011
Twin Arrows Casino
March 21, 2011
Ground Breaking For Twin Arrows Casino
TWIN ARROWS, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation broke ground on the Twin Arrows
casino project along Interstate 40 east of Flagstaff today.
A crowd of more than 350 people attended Monday's groundbreaking ceremony.
The first phase of construction on the a $150 million casino is set to begin
in April. A July 1, 2012 opening is targeted.
Navajo President Ben Shelly says tribal officials will hold a job fair to
fill the positions. Hiring preference goes to tribal members.
He says the tribe will rely on county officials for law enforcement and fire
Navajo-Hopi Land Commission
October 15, 2010
Twin Arrows Land
The Navajo-Hopi Land Commission has
purchased 400+ acres near the Twin Arrows I-40 exit. The purchase price is
reportedly $7.4 million.
The land is destined to be added to
the Navajo Nation tribal lands, and used for the Twin Arrows Casino
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Live In Arrows Lounge
Savor the many flavors Twin Arrows Casino has to offer. From
exquisite fine dining to a quick delicious bite to eat, we are proud to
offer a variety of dining options that will cater to your every taste.
Leave your inhibitions at the door and let loose at the Arrows Sports
Bar! Hang with your closest friends; drink a few ice-cold brews and
cheer on your favorite teams. With 19 HDTVs, international beer
selections and a wide variety of delicious appetizers – you’ll feel
like you’re right at the game.
Open 7 days a week.
Indulge in the freshest and finest seafood bar around. We take great
pride in each and every dish, made with only the highest quality
ingredients and cooked to order. Enjoy delicious menu favorites
including, freshly shucked oysters, oyster shooters, pasta, sushi and
Once you visit, you won’t ever want to leave!
Closed Monday thru Wednesday:
Treat yourself to something spectacular. Sizzling steaks, fresh
seafood and an incredible wine selection to bring it all together. Stop
by Zenith Steakhouse for a dining experience you won’t forget.
Reservations Recommended (928) 856-7564
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Four Elements Café
Prime Rib Dinner for $9.95 - Mondays and
Maine Lobster for $14.95 - Thursdays
$2.99 Steak and Egg Special - From 11pm
Maine Lobster for $14.95 - Thursdays
Looking for a pick-me-up? The Coffee Bar features a variety of freshly
brewed Peet’s Coffee, to put a little pep in your step any time of day. Sip
on the perfect “cup of Joe” along with a sweet selection of baked goods,
sandwiches, energy drinks and much more.
Twin Arrows Food Court
Variety is the spice of life and the Twin Arrows Food Court is no
different. Featuring everything from American and Asian favorites to
authentic Navajo dishes like fry bread and mutton stew. It’s all here
and it’s all made from the freshest ingredients by the finest chefs.
Open 7 days a week
Sunday thru Thursday:
11:30am – 10:00pm
Friday thru Saturday:
11:30am – 12:00am
Imagine the most relaxing atmosphere wrapped up in magnificent views,
superb cuisine and expert service. Create that perfect escape with Private
Dining from Twin Arrows Casino. Sit back, relax and enjoy a unique dining
experience featuring contemporary classics and traditional Navajo selections
at their finest. Private Dining offers an experience that caters to your
every need, anytime day or night.
Promotions and Programs
- Every Thursday in March 6PM - 10PM
- Saturday, March 8, 2014 6PM - 8PM
Sports Bar Happy Hour
- Daily 4PM - 7PM & 11PM - 1AM
- Wednesday, March 5 8PM & 10PM
$10 & Get $20 - February 1 thru April 30, 2014
Twin Arrows Rewards Club - It
Pays To Join The Club!
Play all your favorite games AND earn valuable points redeemable for
great rewards at the same time! Sign up for the Atsá Players Club Card
and take advantage of the biggest bonuses and the best benefits around.
Membership is fast, free and easy.
Atsá (Eagle) – 200,000+ points earned annually
Sash (Bear) – 100,000 to 199,999 points earned annually
Nashdoi Tsoh (Cougar) – 1 to 99,999 points earned annually
Try the new Avatar game - Now available at Twin Arrows!
Twin Arrows Gaming
Buckle up and get ready for one wild ride – we’re here to take your
game to a whole new level.
At Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort, we know gaming and we know fun.
Jump on the gaming floor and feel the excitement in every spin of the reel
and every shuffle of the deck. Experience all the thrills 24/7. And no
matter what game you play, you can find it here.
Table Games - GO ALL IN TO WIN!
Whether you like Texas Hold ‘em, Pai Gow Poker, Blackjack, Spanish
21, Three Card Poker or War, we’ve got a table open just for you. Pull
up a seat at your favorite game and let the action begin. And don’t
forget to check out the easiest card game on the floor, Casino War. So
put your game face on and go all in on fun!
Live Keno - FEELING LUCKY?
Your KENO action is here, so keep your eyes on the prize. Choose your
numbers and enjoy the nonstop thrills as you go for the big cash prize!
Sunday thru Wednesday: 8:00am – 12:00am
Thursday thru Saturday: 8:00am – 2:00am
SLOTS - REEL IN ALL THE ACTION!
Play more than over 1,100 of the newest slot machines with
denominations starting from a penny up to high stakes $25! Twin Arrows
Navajo Casino Resort is proud to provide you with the luckiest and
hottest games around. And don’t miss any of the mystery progressives
available only at Navajo Casinos. With so many incredible choices, you’ll
be yelling “JACKPOT” in no time!
Poker Room - ANTE UP. GET DOWN!
Practice your best poker face, grab your shades and enjoy Texas Hold
‘em action just like the pros. From Bad Beat’s to all-in jackpots,
Twin Arrows Casino offers exciting daily tournaments and heart-pounding
cash games - all week long. Grab a chair, ante up and experience poker
thrills unlike anywhere else!
Twin Arrows Hotel
Escape the ordinary and immerse yourself within the serene view of the
San Francisco Mountains. Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort is Northern
Arizona’s premier casino resort destination. In fact, we’ve been voted
“Best Casino Resort Destination of 2013” by the readers of Experience
Twin Arrows not only provides the finest gaming experience in Northern
Arizona, but we also offer a luxury hotel complete with all of the amenities
and essentials you may need to enjoy your stay.
With well-appointed guest rooms (available in three configurations),
gourmet dining, culturally infused casual dining, a fitness center, heated
indoor pool and over 10,000 sq. feet of state-of-the-art meeting space, we
are sure to have your every necessity covered
Twin Arrows Casino takes it's name from the I-40 freeway exit. In the days
of Route 66, and for a few years after the freeway replaced the iconic highway,
this was a famed stop.
The Twin Arrows Trading Post is a primary reason the freeway exit exists.
Now long closed and decaying, it was well known for the two gigantic arrows
(made from full size telephone poles) that beckoned tourists.
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