Official:The Fire Rock Casino opening exceeded expectations

Gallup, New Mexico (AP) 12-08

Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. says patrons of the tribe’s first casino injected $1.2 million into slot machines on opening day.

The head of the tribe’s gaming enterprise, Bob Winter, would not confirm the amount but says it far exceeded expectations. The Fire Rock Casino, just east of Gallup, opened to the public on Nov. 19.

Up to 4,000 people showed up for the opening, hundreds of them waiting outside. Winter says 75 jackpots of $250 or higher were hit that day.

The casino, which has 472 slot machines, 10 table games, and poker and bingo rooms, is expected to generate $32 million a year for the Navajo Nation, about a fifth of the annual tribal budget.

 

 

 

 

0
0
0