Since the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort opened near Flagstaff, Arizona on May 24, Derrick Watchman, chief executive officer of the Navajo Gaming Enterprise, said about 2,000 people have been coming to the casino daily. Visitors tell him Twin Arrows easily holds its own with the best Indian casinos in the Southwest regarding types and numbers of games and dining options. He added the 90-room hotel was sold out over Memorial Day weekend. More hotel rooms, an events center and meetings and convention space will open in the future.
Because of the casino’s size, guests did not have to wait in line to enter, Watchman said. However, lines did form for the Four Elements Restaurant and at the player’s club desk.
Also, Watchman said the hotel and casino are short-staffed at the moment. As a result, a decision was made to limit the casino’s hours until it reaches full staffing levels.
Twin Arrows is the Navajo Gaming Enterprise’s first casino in Arizona after opening two in New Mexico.