Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise



NNGE has four operating casinos; Flowing Water, Fire Rock, Northern Edge, and Twin Arrows.  Their flagship property, Twin Arrows, has 200 hotel rooms, 1,089 slots, 23 table games, including poker, five restaurant/bars, meeting space, and other amenities.


After significant debate and the decriminalization of gaming, the Navajo Nation entered the industry to promote tribal self sufficiency and generate employment for its Members. The Nation’s entrance into the Gaming Industry occurred rapidly upon being approved. In a five-year time span, they developed, opened, and now operate four gaming properties. The  first  three  casinos  are  more  simplistic operationally and all meet or exceed expectations.  Twin Arrows opened in May of 2013.  Initial results failed to meet financial goals.  The Nation’s Investment Committee indirectly retained Navegante to perform an operational and managerial assessment of Enterprise-level staff and the entire Twin Arrows operation. Navegante delivered a comprehensive report with numerous recommendations for all departments.  Our report placed emphasis on strategic direction, managerial competence, and organizational structure.  Furthermore we assisted in the hiring of both a Chief Operating Officer and a Chief Financial Officer for the Gaming Enterprise. Subsequent to the initial engagement, Navegante has been retained as a consultant to the Investment Committee while working with Senior Management and the Board of Directors.