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Indian Gaming and Tribal Sovereignty: The Casino Compromise

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From Connecticut to California, Native American tribes have entered the gambling business, some making money and nearly all igniting controversy. The image of the "casino Indian" is everywhere. Some observers suspect corruption or criminal ties, or have doubts about tribal authenticity. Many tribes disagree, contending that Indian gaming has strengthened tribal governments ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published September 27th 2005 by University Press of Kansas
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Michael Webb
Jul 09, 2018 rated it liked it
I read this as a sort of companion piece to the Rossum book on Cabazon. This is more of an overview of Tribal Gaming as a whole. It tries to lay out the basics of why / how Tribal Gaming exists and explain some of the Tribal notion of sovereignty and how that can complicate the question of casinos that are ostensibly the result of a Federal decision but which by the nature of IGRA, require a "negotiation" with the state in which the Tribe resides and in which Tribes have virtually no power to ...more
Michelle Boyer-Kelly
An overview of tribal Indian gaming in North America with a specific focus on pointing out the ways in which tribal gaming actually helps the state, but showing ways in which there is no progress on either end due to multiple policies set to making gaming harder for tribes.

Part 1 discusses the law and politics behind American Indian gaming, including giving an overview of the concept of tribal sovereignty, then the legal compromises that were made in order to establish tribal gaming, and then
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