Senate rejects casinos plan


SANTA FE (KRQE) – The Senate did not like the Navajo Nations plans to open up more casinos.

The Senate overwhelmingly voted against the agreement which the House approved the day before.

Navajo President Ben Shelly says they will consider possible legal action against the state.

The Navajos operate two Las Vegas-style casinos in New Mexico under a compact expiring in 2015 and they wanted to open three more. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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