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11/20/08 - Navajos open first casino near Gallup

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The Navajo Nation opened its first casino Wednesday just east of Gallup, N.M., hoping that slot machines, poker and bingo will inject new income into the tribe.

Up to 4,000 people showed up for the Fire Rock Casino's opening, with hundreds waiting outside because the capacity is just 1,800, said Patrick Sandoval, chief of staff in the president's office.