Navajo Nation wants three more casinos in New Mexico



The Navajo nation is pushing for a new compact with New Mexico that would allow the tribe to open three new casinos. If allowed, the Navajo tribe would have five New Mexico casinos, including Fire Rock in Church Rock and Northern Edge near Farmington.

INN OF THE MOUNTAIN GODS: The southernmost New Mexico poker room is registering early birds through Dec. 6 for the $20K Texas Ho-Ho Hold’em tournament on Dec. 15. Buy-in is $230, with a cap of 110 players. Register in the poker room or call 575-464-7799.

BUFFALO THUNDER: The Omaha/8 event ($100 entry, $100 per table added) will be Dec. 15. Also, Dec. 28 is the Last Saturday of the Month deepstack ($150). Players can earn 1K bonus chips for two hours of live play before the start of these tournaments. And don’t forget the $5,200 Holiday Cash Giveaway drawings Dec. 11-24. Players earn entry tickets for every two hours of live play.


TALKING STICK RESORT: Here’s why December Saturdays are huge at the Arena Poker Room: $300 Big Stack no-limit hold’em tournament (Dec. 7); $200 Super Bounty Big Stack (Dec. 14); 11th annual Holiday Toy Drive (Dec. 21, toys for chips); and $125 End of the Month event (Dec. 28). Be sure to check out the tasty food promotions this month, too.

VEE QUIVA: The poker room is featuring a different game every two weeks as part of its Poker Time drawings, with $4-$8 Omaha running until Dec. 3, $8-$16 hold’em running through Dec. 17 and $1-$2 hold’em wrapping things up Dec. 18-31. Hours played will earn tickets to weekly drawings. Also this month, seated players can order food for half price from the poker menu.


KICKAPOO: On Dec. 2, Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino Hotel is starting a $1K Monday night freeroll, which is limited to the first 50 players. Plus, be sure to check out the $200 Winter Classic on Jan. 4.

— Mary Bradley is Ante Up’s Southwest Ambassador. You can email her at

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