The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (Navajo Gaming), led by Derrick Watchman, CEO, is proud to celebrate the three-year anniversary of its third Navajo casino, Northern Edge Navajo Casino in the Upper Fruitland Chapter, near Farmington, New Mexico.
“We are proud of our three years of operations with our Northern Edge Casino,” Watchman said. “With support from the Four Corners community, as well as the Upper Fruitland Chapter and Navajo leadership, we have been able to create hundreds of new jobs and generate significant economic activity benefitting both the State of New Mexico and the Navajo Nation. We want to recognize and thank our talented Northern Edge employees that have made the past three years so successful, and we look forward to continuing to make a positive difference in the future.”
Northern Edge Navajo Casino is celebrating throughout the month with cash and prize giveaways for community members that have supported it the past three years.
Northern Edge Navajo Casino opened on January 16, 2012, and is nestled in the Four Corners area between Mount Blanca, Mount Taylor, Mount Hesperus and the San Francisco Peaks. The casino features multiple dining options including Cedar Bow Restaurant as well as slots, table games, a poker room and live entertainment every weekend. Its award-winning architecture and art incorporate traditional Navajo symbolism and design while appealing to the modern traveler.
Here are a few of the casino’s highlights from the past three years:
· Third Navajo Casino opened
· Nearly 300 total employees
· 86 percent Navajo employees
· Sponsoring and supporting numerous community and cultural events
· Providing thousands of dollars to Navajo and community vendors such as local farmers, Navajo Beef ranchers, artisans and musicians
· First Navajo Casino to offer Navajo Ten Tournaments, a popular card game within the Navajo Nation and similar to rummy games. Several Navajo Ten Tournaments are scheduled for 2015
To learn more about Northern Edge Navajo Casino, visit NorthernEdgeNavajoCasino.com.