Navajos open first tribal casino in New Mexico
Gallup, N.M. » After years of saying no to tribal gaming, the Navajo Nation has opened its first casino, Fire Rock, east of Gallup, N.M. Built on a slice of tribal trust land in northwestern New Mexico, the 64,000 square-foot Fire Rock Casino has 472 slot machines, 10 table games and a poker room.
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