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Navajo Nation focuses on first casino in Arizona

by in Economy | Featured | Travel

Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort, the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise’s first casino in Arizona, is expected to be a major economic engine for the Flagstaff area. “Twin Arrows will create a new benchmark in gaming entertainment while improving the economic health and prosperity of the Navajo Nation,” said Derrick Watchman, chief executive officer of the… Read More →

Navajo officials may expand casino alcohol use

by in Business News

Navajo gaming officials want to make it possible for people at the tribe’s Arizona casino to drink alcohol while they’re gambling. Tribal law permits alcohol sales and consumption only in casino restaurants. A bill moving through the Navajo Nation Council would allow drinks to be taken onto the casino floor. Derrick Watchman is the chief… Read More →

Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort Opens Memorial Weekend


The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (NNGE), announced that the grand opening of its Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort, located along I-40, exit 219, just east of Flagstaff, Ariz., will take place May 24, 2013. Grand opening events throughout Memorial weekend will highlight rich Navajo traditions while showcasing the property’s state-of-the art gaming, luxurious resort accommodations,… Read More →

Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise CEO Winter Resigns

Derrick Watchman, Bob Winter, Raymond Etticy
by in Business News | Travel

Bob Winter, Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (NNGE) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), announced today he will resign from his position effective January 1, 2013.  NNGE Chief Financial Officer Derrick Watchman will be named CEO by the NNGE Board of Directors upon Winter’s transition. Winter, who has served as CEO since May 2007, decided to leave his… Read More →