Navajo tribe is considering new casinos

Full story: Farmington Daily Times

The Navajo Nation is working toward opening a second tribal casino and last week published a request for proposals seeking architectural plans for a proposed casino in Upper Fruitland, located between Shiprock and Farmington.
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Kye

Oceanside, CA

#1 Feb 10, 2010
"Here we go"
BigfootSkinwalke r

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Feb 11, 2010
I'll be making my appearance in the parking lot, when that casino gets built. Got nothing better to do.
2cool4school

Rangely, CO

#3 Feb 11, 2010
It will make the 'tribe' or someone or ones in the tribe a "lot of money". Casino's do well even in "bad" times...and it will of course employee a few locals who otherwise would be unemployed. Not a bad thing...good investment
good idea

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Feb 12, 2010
Upperfruitland is a good place. Utes are getting rich of Dine'. We should keep the money here on our rez.
now

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Feb 15, 2010
Hurry up and build the casino.
honagahnii

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Feb 16, 2010
I did not know anything about this until now. Thank you Daily Times for letting us know. Casino and a hotel. It well be packed on weekends, especially when the Shiprock fair is going on. People that work at the power plant well cash their checks at the new casino. Some of them cash their checks at Sunray, usually the line is really long. After they cash their checks they eat at the restaurant.
Black cat

Tempe, AZ

#9 Feb 16, 2010
BlackDemocrat wrote:
What do you think the "new" casino will "SMELL" like in 6 months after opening? Your local Rez's will move in and live there - God bless them. We will take care of them when they pay us there "fee" to operate. Your Governmnet (us BLACK Democrats) own it all.....try to get us - ha ha.
What a stupid comment to make, all black people do is complain and eat chicken! And to top it all off we have holidays for them, what a waste of time go back to Africa! You African booty scratcher! You dont own nothing! Crazy idiot!
Roy

Los Angeles, CA

#11 Feb 16, 2010
It'll be packed everyday like the one by Gallup.
lee northside

United States

#12 Feb 20, 2010
Will sound like navaho leader are on right path were they see green not red ike .follow the money trail too western agencasnio make real money westside rezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz you know the rest of the story money will fill western navaho bankaccounts for casino now buddy leaders??????????
upper fruitland member

Albuquerque, NM

#13 Feb 20, 2010
Waste of money! Why are we continuing to destroy our tribe?!

JNK

Since: Jan 10

Albuquerque, NM

#14 Feb 21, 2010
Cool - more free money to stay drunk on --- YAY!!!!!!
Jesus Christ

Cheyenne, WY

#15 Feb 22, 2010
I used to think that Navajos were all about being in Harmony and would Walk In Beauty, but now I know for a fact that the current political system under the Navajo Nation Council & President's Office is just as bad as peope who took advantage of them long time ago. Navajos can be just as crooked as greedy Wall Street Banks. Didn't the Navajo Tribe as a whole vote against gambling in 2 or 3 referendums? But their so-called "leaders" went ahead and made gambling legal? Why don't the navajos start by eliminating projects and programs that cost too much and that lose money every year? Like the NAPI project, it loses money every year,but they still continue to fund it. Then look at failed companies like BDCS, that costed the navajo tribe millions and millions in funds. It also to be noted that some (if not a majority) of these funds are American Taxpayer's money that is being wasted by incompetent council members and a greedy navajo president. If the navajo must build a casino,then they should fund treatment programs for gambling addiction, and increase the number of law enforcement along with updated facilities, cause there is a huge problem with navajos getting their first-of-the-month check and spending it all on gambling in a few days, then being broke the rest of the month, by going to the tribe's casino, as well as other tribe's casinos in the area. As with all types of gaming industries, some one or a group of people will benefit more than the general population, creating corruption and favoritism in tribal government. Navajo are drunk with dollars signs $ in their eyes.
Windtalker

Tempe, AZ

#16 Feb 22, 2010
Jesus Christ wrote:
I used to think that Navajos were all about being in Harmony and would Walk In Beauty, but now I know for a fact that the current political system under the Navajo Nation Council & President's Office is just as bad as peope who took advantage of them long time ago. Navajos can be just as crooked as greedy Wall Street Banks. Didn't the Navajo Tribe as a whole vote against gambling in 2 or 3 referendums? But their so-called "leaders" went ahead and made gambling legal? Why don't the navajos start by eliminating projects and programs that cost too much and that lose money every year? Like the NAPI project, it loses money every year,but they still continue to fund it. Then look at failed companies like BDCS, that costed the navajo tribe millions and millions in funds. It also to be noted that some (if not a majority) of these funds are American Taxpayer's money that is being wasted by incompetent council members and a greedy navajo president. If the navajo must build a casino,then they should fund treatment programs for gambling addiction, and increase the number of law enforcement along with updated facilities, cause there is a huge problem with navajos getting their first-of-the-month check and spending it all on gambling in a few days, then being broke the rest of the month, by going to the tribe's casino, as well as other tribe's casinos in the area. As with all types of gaming industries, some one or a group of people will benefit more than the general population, creating corruption and favoritism in tribal government. Navajo are drunk with dollars signs $ in their eyes.
If you dont like it dont be involved in it! Your opinions means nothing to anybody so leave it alone, you cant change anything! Just deal with it. It is not affecting your family or you, and another thing is your not an american indian what happens is beyond your control.
arizona

United States

#19 Mar 11, 2010
Casinos would be good for Navajo Nation if the fundings are spent right. For example Division of Social Service, Education and most important DIVISION OF PUBLIC SAFETY Not Criminal Investigations or Detention but the POLICE DEPARTMENT. They will be first responders to neglect calls or other related incidents to the Casinos. They do protect and serve so revenues from the Casino should be spent here instead of the Navajo Nation Council, they are elected and should serve the people at their own cost. I hope some Delegates reads this, stop being selfish and spend the $$$$ wisely.
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TomS

Tucson, AZ

#20 Mar 11, 2010
arizona wrote:
Casinos would be good for Navajo Nation if the fundings are spent right. For example Division of Social Service, Education and most important DIVISION OF PUBLIC SAFETY Not Criminal Investigations or Detention but the POLICE DEPARTMENT. They will be first responders to neglect calls or other related incidents to the Casinos. They do protect and serve so revenues from the Casino should be spent here instead of the Navajo Nation Council, they are elected and should serve the people at their own cost. I hope some Delegates reads this, stop being selfish and spend the $$$$ wisely.
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'Spend Right'.....? The money is going to be spent to pay back loans, to pay on the gambling machines, to pay the salaries of the Navajo Tribal Gaming Commission, to fund "indiscretionary funding" on the part of the Navajo Tribe, and maybe the remainder can be dished out for Navajo Tribal services. Let's not forget NM State Gaming Compacts as where the Navajo Tribe will have to pay the State a percentage to the State......There are too many hands potentially in this pot inorder to spend wisely....
making history

Tempe, AZ

#21 Mar 12, 2010
TomS wrote:
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'Spend Right'.....? The money is going to be spent to pay back loans, to pay on the gambling machines, to pay the salaries of the Navajo Tribal Gaming Commission, to fund "indiscretionary funding" on the part of the Navajo Tribe, and maybe the remainder can be dished out for Navajo Tribal services. Let's not forget NM State Gaming Compacts as where the Navajo Tribe will have to pay the State a percentage to the State......There are too many hands potentially in this pot inorder to spend wisely....
Dont worry about that every thing has already been paid. And we are thinking of expanding into Arizona and Utah, Near the Mounument Valley area where tourist can enjoy a resort and casino. Still in the making tho we shall see.
valley4

Houston, TX

#22 Mar 12, 2010
WHY DONT THEY MAKE HISTORY BY HELPING THEIR PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO WATER OR ELECTRIC INSTEAD OF BUILDING CASINOS ON THE REZ. THE NN COUNCIL DONT KNOW HOW TO INVEST ALL THEY DO IS THINK ABOUT THEMSELVES. DRIVE AROUND IN COMPANY VEHICLES, EATING ON TRIBAL GOVERNMENT MONEY WHEN THAT MONEY SHOULD GO TO NATIVES THAT REALLY NEED IT. I THINK THE NN GOVERNMENT IS CORRUPTED..ALWAYS HAS BEEN...
golfwriter1959

Trenton, KY

#23 Mar 12, 2010
george please me about your father
golfwriter1959@juno.com
ChuckD

Dolores, CO

#24 Mar 13, 2010
Is Upper Fruitland on the rez? No?
Then indian preference is not allowed...right.
Too bad they don't build it in downtown shiprock and use the money to improve the infrastructure so badly needed.
gambler

Farmington, NM

#25 Mar 13, 2010
ChuckD wrote:
Is Upper Fruitland on the rez? No?
Then indian preference is not allowed...right.
Too bad they don't build it in downtown shiprock and use the money to improve the infrastructure so badly needed.
Come on, nothing grows in shiprock, it's an armpit of socializd failure of Window Rock table scraps.

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