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Northern Edge Navajo Casino Celebrates Six-Year Anniversary January 16

Navajo Casino Provides Jobs and Revenue for Navajo Nation, Stimulates Local Economy

The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (Navajo Gaming), is proud to celebrate the six-year anniversary of Northern Edge Navajo Casino in the Upper Fruitland Chapter, near Farmington, New Mexico on January 16th. The anniversary festivities include a celebration on the 16th with gaming and food promotions, live entertainment and complimentary cake... Navajo Gaming was established 10 years ago, and Northern Edge was the third Navajo Gaming Property launched after Fire Rock Casino and Flowing Water Casino.

"We say thank you to our host chapter Upper Fruitland, patrons and travelers to the Four Corners area that support Northern Edge Casino," shared Brian Parrish, CEO of Navajo Gaming. "We greatly appreciate the support from our Farmington community, The Navajo Nation President and his administration along with the Speaker, Navajo Nation Council and its committees, and our Gaming Board. We also express gratitude to our talented Northern Edge team members whose dedication and desire to create success has allowed us to provide hundreds of high-quality Navajo jobs, offer valuable training, and distribute millions of dollars in revenue to the Nation."

Six-Year Celebration

Northern Edge Navajo Casino is celebrating Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Hosted by Erny Zah, the live entertainment features Thunderhouse Drum Group from 7 to 8 p.m., plus Yellow World Production and the Arizona Dreamers from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. On Tuesday, January 16, starting at 6 p.m. Northern Edge will be giving out anniversary t-shirts to the first 600 people.

At 9:06 p.m., six names will be drawn to compete for a new ATV or cash prizes. Additionally, complimentary anniversary cake will be served on Tuesday, January 16, from noon to 3 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. The dinner special will be a delicious spaghetti dinner from 5 to 9 p.m.

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. It features multiple dining options including Cedar Bow Restaurant as well as slots, table games, and live entertainment every weekend. Its award-winning architecture and art incorporate traditional Navajo symbolism and design while appealing to the modern traveler.

Northern Edge Navajo Casino highlights from the past six years include:

o Third Navajo Casino opened

o Nearly 300 total employees

o Sponsoring and supporting numerous community and cultural events

o Providing thousands of dollars to Navajo and community vendors such as local farmers, Navajo Beef ranchers, artisans and musicians

Where: Northern Edge Navajo Casino

2752 Indian Service Rd. 36 (N36)

Farmington, New Mexico 87416

(505) 960-7000

To learn more about Northern Edge Navajo Casino visit

About Navajo Gaming:

Navajo Gaming (The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise) is a Navajo Nation wholly-owned business entity created by the Navajo Nation in September 2006. NNGE is authorized by the Navajo Nation to develop and operate Navajo casinos in accordance with federal and Navajo Nation laws, as well as the negotiated Navajo Nation-applicable state compacts (New Mexico and Arizona).

Navajo Gaming opened its first Navajo Casino on November 19, 2008 – Fire Rock Navajo Casino in Church Rock Chapter, near Gallup, New Mexico. The second Navajo Casino opened October 13, 2010 – Flowing Water Navajo Casino in Tsé Daak'áán Chapter, near Shiprock, New Mexico. The third Navajo Casino opened January 16, 2012 – Northern Edge Navajo Casino – in Upper Fruitland Chapter, near Farmington, New Mexico. The fourth Navajo Casino – Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort – is located in Leupp Chapter, near Flagstaff, Arizona. Currently, Navajo Gaming has more than 1,200 employees.

Navajo Gaming's vision includes job growth opportunities for Navajos, to continue returning revenue to the Navajo Nation and continue building the Navajo gaming and hospitality brand.


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