NAVAJO CASINOS REMAIN CLOSE AS OTHER OPEN BACK UP

The Main entrance to Northern Edge Casino in Farmington. Photo/Navajo Post Staff File photo.

It’s an ery site to see Northern Edge Casino that once light up the South Hills of Farmington with their green and red casino lights.

“Northern Edge was always packed and my wife and I always use to play and have dinner up there, now we are bored”, said Sam Johnson of Fruitland. “We don’t know when they’ll open back up.”

Ute Mountain Casino in Towac, CO opened its doors March 3. Sunray Casino in Farmington opened their doors March 6 at 4pm.

There’s no indication from Navajo Gaming Enterprises when they will open up nor has any profit loss statement has been shared with community members on how much exactly they lost in this COVID-19 pandemic economy that has brought millions of American businesses to a stand still even closing them for good.

“It’s sad to see many of our people lose their jobs at the casino,” said Helen T. who lives near Northern Edge Casino in Farmington. “But its also nice to see the light traffic, when the casino was open, I’d see a lot of people up their going in and out, it was horrible to see sometimes.”

Since March 2020, the Navajo Post newspaper has made numerous attempts to get an official statement from Brian Parrish, CEO of Navajo Gaming.

What’s the direction of the Navajo Gaming Enterprise?

The Navajo people who are the stakeholders of this Tribal Enterprise have a right to know what is happening with their entity.

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