State Capitol News
4:32 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Tribe Sees Progress on Plans for Casino in Glendale

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A Native American tribe won a key legal fight today in its bid to locate a casino near Glendale. 

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2:36 pm
Mon January 16, 2012

Navajo Open Third Casino

Saying it will boost the economy near Farmington, New Mexico, tribal officials from the Navajo Nation have opened its third casino.

For several years the tribe was reluctant to build casinos. Many were concerned about compulsive gambling and the potential for increased crime. Raymond Etsitty runs Navajo Gaming Enterprise. For him it’s about the jobs.

"They now have a paycheck," said Etsitty.  "They’re now buying things. Seeing a family who the employee works here they’re going out on the town buying some food, buying a car. That’s nice."

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