Arizona’s Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Reopens With Many Restrictions

Posted on: July 12, 2021, 05:47h. 

Last updated on: July 13, 2021, 10:13h.

The Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort has finally reopened today in Arizona after some 15 months of closure because of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are strict safeguards and reduced operations in effect at the Navajo Nation’s largest gaming property.

There are strict safeguards and reduced operations in effect
The Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort entrance, pictured above. The Arizona casino reopened today after shuttering for COVID-19. (Image: Twin Arrows)

Its gaming floor has limited hours. The gaming floor is open between 9 am and 10 pm. Six feet must be maintained to provide social distance between those on the property. The casino is only permitting 50-percent occupancy.

The hotel is also accepting reservations. Hotel guests must have daily temperature checks. Players, guests, and employees must wear masks to enter the property. Guests will also be screened.

Those with temperatures at 100.4 degrees or higher will not be permitted on the gaming floor. Plexiglas barriers are installed on the casino floor and smoking is forbidden in the casino. Workers are tested for COVID-19 routinely.

The bar also resumes operations this week. Next week, the restaurant will serve diners.

Tribal Casinos in New Mexico, Arizona

The tribe’s Flowing Water Casino, located in Shiprock, N.M., also reopened today. Restrictions are in place there, too. As of last Friday, Arizona’s Fire Rock casino is now open between 9 am and 10 pm for those 21 years of age and above. New Mexico’s Northern Edge Casino has the same hours.

Grand Falls Buffet, Four Worlds Arcade, bingo games, the pool, the fitness center, and the valet operation at the casino remain closed. The gaming property is located 20 miles east of Flagstaff, Ariz.

Navajo Nation Job Fair

A job fair for the casino was held this past weekend. In addition, the Navajo Nation’s Office of the Controller will hold three job fairs this week to hire workers and interns for the tribe’s hardship assistance program.

A job fair will be held at the Shiprock Chapter house in New Mexico from 10 am to 3 pm on Tuesday. Other fairs will be at the Chinle Chapter house in Chinle, Ariz. on Wednesday, and the St. Michaels Chapter house in St. Michaels, Ariz. on Thursday, from 10 am to 3 pm.

Eager Players Await Return

Temperature checks and masks are required to enter these venues, as well. News about the reopening led to some eager players.

We should go here instead of Vegas! Aye!” Davilleia Davison posted.

“Thank you … can’t wait to go play the machines,” Cynthia Lee Manzanares posted on Facebook.