Documents were signed last week that allow for the construction of a new casino,
Twin Arrows Casino. The documents allow for 405 acres of land to be put into
trust, the first time in 25 years for the Navajo Nation. The signing of the
papers was the last step needed to allow for construction to begin on the $120
This will be the Nation's first casino on the Arizona side of the reservation.
Ground breaking is expected next month.
Due to the Navajo-Hopi Settlement Act, it was possible to acquire the new land.
New infrastructure will join the Leupp, the first designated chapter on the
Navajo Nation, to I-40. They are located 40 miles east of Flagstaff.
By 2012, the nation is expecting to have created 768 new jobs. 550 of those will
be employed at the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino. The other 220 will be at the
hotel. An estimated $150 million is expected to be earned by the casino yearly.
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