Nation | Tribe: Navajo Nation
22181 Resort Boulevard
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Main Number: 928-856-7200
Toll-Free: 855-946-8946 (855-WIN-TWIN)
The Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort is a $175 million casino and hotel complex. The 267,000-square-foot facility includes a Vegas-style casino, 90 hotel rooms and suites and a conference center. It is located 20 miles east of Flagstaff on Interstate 40 (Exit 219). The Twin Arrows grand opening was celebrated May 24, 2013.
Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort is one of four casinos owned by the Navajo Nation. The other three are the Fire Rock Navajo Casino in Church Rock, NM, Flowing Waters Navajo Casino in Waterflow, NM, and Northern Edge Navajo Casino in Farmington, NM.
Voted "Best Casino in the Grand Canyon Region for 2017" by U.S. News and World Reports.
Voted "Best Casino Resort Destination of 2013" by the readers of Experience Arizona Magazine.
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1,100 slot machines - open 24 hours daily
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Poker Room - Texas Hold 'Em, 7-Card Stud, Pai Gow Poker and Omaha.
90 guest rooms and suites
January 6, 2021
The Navajo Nation laid off more than 1,100 casino workers on New Years Day due to the lack of revenue caused by COVID-19 closures going back to March 17, 2020. Permanent closures may have to be considered by the end of this month.
NAVAJO NATION LAY OFF 1,100 CASINO WORKERS
Navajo casino employment is now reduced to 165 total workers. A statement has been released by Brian Parrish, the tribal casino operation's Interim CEO, regarding the layoffs:
"Due to the extended closure, since March 17, 2020, our business operations have been severely impacted and as a result, we must make very difficult financial and personnel decisions."
- Brian Parrish, CEO
The Navajo Nation has invested $460 million in its casinos. Revenues from the casinos and other investments were $220 million per year, however that revenue has been lost during the prolonged casino closures of COVID-19.
Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise interim CEO issued a warning the tribe may be forced to permanently close its casinos by the end of January
Quincy Natay, Chairman of the Navajo Gaming Board, fears the prolonged shutdowns will force permanent casino closures as early as the end of January unless they can reopen safely with reduced capacity or receive financial assistance.
"The Nation's vision took years to build but the Nation has been successful. If it allows its gaming industry to fail, a permanent closure will cause a long-term setback for Navajo economic development, even if it eventually reopens."
- Quincy Natay, Chairman
Permanent closures would result in the loss of the $460 million casino investment and the $220 million in revenues each year.
December 12, 2019
The Navajo Nation has purchased land and an historic steakhouse in Flagstaff. The cost was $5.2 million for 14 acres that includes the Horsemen Lodge Steakhouse.
The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise do not have a current plan for casino gaming on the property, but the future possibility is left open. The process would take many years for federal and local approvals.
The immediate plan is to draw more restaurant and passerby traffic to the Twin Arrows Casino Resort located 15 miles east of Flagstaff.
The land adjacent to the Horsemen Lodge will be used to improve the access onto and off Highway 89. New acceleration and deceleration lanes are planned. The Horsemen Lodge is currently leased back to the former owners.
September 28, 2019
Artist rendering courtesy of Navajo Nation
Navajo Blue Travel Plaza is coming to I-40 and Twin Arrows Casino Resort. This new 24/7 business enterprise of Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (Navajo Gaming) is set to open by late Fall 2019.
Interim CEO Brian Parrish said, "We're eager to unveil this premier travel plaza for travelers along I-40 as an introduction to all the Navajo Nation has to offer. In addition to creating valuable jobs, Navajo Blue will allow guests of the Nation to experience certified Navajo arts and crafts as well as authentic Navajo food and beverage items."
Navajo Blue will be the Southwest gateway to the Navajo Nation providing traveler services, food and beverages, Navajo products and tourist information.
The Navajo food products will include Navajo FizzO (soda), Navajo Blue Corn tamales, Navajo Coffee and a fire pit to slow-roast Navajo beef jerky and brisket. There will also be a certified selection of Navajo arts and crafts.
Tourist will find information on Window Rock, Navajo Nation Code Talker's monument, Canyon De Chelly, Monument Valley, Ship Rock and other historical and scenic places in the Navajo Nation.
September 20, 2018
Located 25 miles east of Flagstaff is the Twin Arrows Casino. Owned by the Navajo Nation, the casino will be adding a new travel center.
On Thursday ground was broken for the new center. Summer 2019 is when the project is scheduled to be completed. In addition to the travel center, there will be a gas station, a convenience store, and a service center for trucks.
Working on the project will be 20 Navajo college students. So far, 8 students have been selected. Credit will be earned for the students towards the college for their contributions in construction and design. The students will also learn about human resources, management, and marketing.
Construction jobs have created 200 new positions. When the project is completed there will be 35 full time jobs.
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