Navajo Bid To Build 5 NM Casinos Clears Hurdle

Law360, New York (February 6, 2014, 6:44 PM EST) -- After heated negotiations, a New Mexico committee on Wednesday pushed forward a proposed gambling compact with the Navajo Nation that would allow the tribe to build and operate up to five casinos.

In a 12-4 vote, the New Mexico Committee on Compacts, which is made up of both state senators and representatives, approved sending the compact up for full floor votes in both houses. The motion carried with it a recommendation for state lawmakers to approve the renegotiated compact, which would replace an existing agreement with...
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