Mescalero Apaches, Sunland Park oppos...

Mescalero Apaches, Sunland Park oppose Jemez casino

There are 20 comments on the El Paso Times story from Oct 6, 2010, titled Mescalero Apaches, Sunland Park oppose Jemez casino. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

The Mescalero Apache Tribe and the Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino on Wednesday reiterated their opposition to the Jemez Pueblo's proposal to build a casino in Anthony, N.M. The announcement was made after the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C., said earlier this month that the proposal of the Jemez Pueblo off-reservation casino in ...

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JRMaynard3

United States

#1 Oct 7, 2010
Why wouldn't they oppose it? Their bottom line suffers! Hypcrites! I don't gamble, but hey, free enterprise....
golf

El Paso, TX

#2 Oct 7, 2010
build it!!!!!!!!!! the economy needs it and so does the competition. Enough of this bible tumping crap about gambling, we all do it and its fun. yes there a few apples out there that are bad, but please name one industry that doesnt have bad apples.
GENE BOB

United States

#3 Oct 7, 2010
what happened to all the comments from yesterday? shame on the el paso times pulling those comments casting a bad light on those big advertisers.
hmmmph

United States

#4 Oct 7, 2010
Hey, maybe Sunland will loosen up the slot machines a bit so we can actually win now!
Casino opposition

Castle Rock, CO

#5 Oct 7, 2010
This proposal should be approved.There is people for every kind of business, people should have a choice when deciding were to go spend/lose their money. the Mescalero apaches and Sundland Park are just being greedy.
PokerPlayer

El Paso, TX

#6 Oct 7, 2010
We have 2 lousy options here, go to a strictly slot machine casino with terrible payouts, or drive 2 hours to a real casino with table games, slots, poker, etc. I don't care where a tribe is from, let them build, Anthony needs something to make the place more attractive anyway and I want to play some real casino games that I have some control over. Besides, I'm bored to death here, need something fun and close.
Need for diversity

El Paso, TX

#7 Oct 7, 2010
Why is it that the only enterprise indian tribes seem to be able or interested in doing are gas stations, tobacco shops, and casinos? I have heard a derogatory slang from a comedian differentiating (India) curry-indians from "casino indians." But the sad part seems to be that indian tribes are eager to feed that stereotype. So before anyone of native american / indian descendence claims racism for the casino-indian moniker, take a look at what your leadership consistently pursues as income for the tribe... preying on gullible locals with poor math skills who can hardly afford to gamble with what little income is typical for the region.
MGigger

El Paso, TX

#8 Oct 7, 2010
I'll be the first to apply for Black Jack dealer!
Steve

El Paso, TX

#9 Oct 7, 2010
I am all for a new casino. Sunland Park is a big rip off and Mescalero too far.
It seems they only worry about their tribal lands when it affects their greed. Sunland is on Apache land anyway.
Wonderer

Austin, TX

#10 Oct 7, 2010
Seems like Sunland opposes any gambling close to them. If El Paso people only knew how much money Sunland poured into keeping the Tigua casino closed. They benefit and El Paso gets nothing compared to their pocketbooks.
ColdMtnMama

AOL

#11 Oct 7, 2010
It's the competition they don't like! I don't gamble, but for what it's worth, I say let them build it.
supporter of AZ

Highland, IN

#12 Oct 7, 2010
Learn from the greedy Tiguas.
Vengeance

El Paso, TX

#13 Oct 7, 2010
IF YOU BUILD IT- THEY WILL COMPLAIN. Sounds about right for the area.
value time

El Paso, TX

#14 Oct 7, 2010
Let the Jemez build the casino. Isn't Anthony one of their ancient hunting grounds? The Jemez hunted the Anthony, one armed, fuzzy headed sasquatch which is one of their cermonial critters. Get with History of the southwest folks.
Chancho

United States

#15 Oct 7, 2010
wawawawawa
Blackjack Tables A MUST

El Paso, TX

#16 Oct 7, 2010
I hope the Jemez have Blackjack Tables
El Chez in Waxahachie

Irving, TX

#17 Oct 7, 2010
Sunland Park is running scared after pouring millions to keep Speaking Rock closed. It is a shame people in El Paso can't see the forest for the trees and continue to go to Sun Land Park Casino and support New Mexico's tax bases. This is happening in Dallas right now people are finally realizing that Oklahoma is benefiting from Texas dollars and are now considering opening Casinos in Dallas. The Tiguas are a recognized Native American Nations what is keeping them from doing what the Jemez tribe wants to do 300 miles from their home land. ElPasoans think about it before going to New Mexico.
texas stars

El Paso, TX

#18 Oct 7, 2010
supporter of AZ wrote:
Learn from the greedy Tiguas.
How were the tiguas greedy,they help the economy by providing jobs they gave to charities in el paso they donated to the sun bowl parade and the sun bowl game, just to name a few.
texas stars

El Paso, TX

#19 Oct 7, 2010
El Chez in Waxahachie wrote:
Sunland Park is running scared after pouring millions to keep Speaking Rock closed. It is a shame people in El Paso can't see the forest for the trees and continue to go to Sun Land Park Casino and support New Mexico's tax bases. This is happening in Dallas right now people are finally realizing that Oklahoma is benefiting from Texas dollars and are now considering opening Casinos in Dallas. The Tiguas are a recognized Native American Nations what is keeping them from doing what the Jemez tribe wants to do 300 miles from their home land. ElPasoans think about it before going to New Mexico.
The good old boys in austin are keeping the tiguas from opening, I wonder why?
eilackey

United States

#20 Oct 7, 2010
Need for diversity wrote:
Why is it that the only enterprise indian tribes seem to be able or interested in doing are gas stations, tobacco shops, and casinos? I have heard a derogatory slang from a comedian differentiating (India) curry-indians from "casino indians." But the sad part seems to be that indian tribes are eager to feed that stereotype. So before anyone of native american / indian descendence claims racism for the casino-indian moniker, take a look at what your leadership consistently pursues as income for the tribe... preying on gullible locals with poor math skills who can hardly afford to gamble with what little income is typical for the region.
I happen to be of supposed Apache ancestry and NO I've never received any money. Through assimilation I've lost part of my identity but although I may not be in any roster I thoroughly support the Mescalero.

This isn't an issue of enterprise but one of respect. This is Apache ancestral lands and the Jemez have no business here. Furthermore, the Tigua were not originally from this area but were brought in by the Spaniards as hostages when they were fleeing an Indian revolt in New Mexico. They were later given a reservation.

Furthermore, intrusion from another tribe could start a precedent that will cause problems with other tribes nationwide when others try to encroach on their neighbors.

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