Jemez Pueblo Indian Tribe gets second...

Jemez Pueblo Indian Tribe gets second chance at casino

There are 14 comments on the El Paso Times story from Nov 7, 2010, titled Jemez Pueblo Indian Tribe gets second chance at casino. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

The U.S. government is taking a second look at a proposal by the Jemez Pueblo Indian Tribe to open a $72 million resort casino -- an action that is worrying some and exciting others in this community of 7,900. The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Department of the Interior said they are reconsidering the application the tribe submitted to build the ...

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Exporting Texas Dollars

Ford City, PA

#1 Nov 8, 2010
Once again, Texas' hypocritical and corrupt politicians do not care if billions of gambling revenue leaves the state for one of Texas' border states. The casinos in New Mexico Louisiana and Oklahoma reap the benefits--along with the politicians that take payoffs to keep casino gambling out of Texas.

Thanks to Ann Richards, Texas finally got back parimutuel wagerng at the horse racing tracks after an absence of about fifty years, but these race tracks cannot survive without the additional revenue of casino gambling.
Yikes

Morristown, NJ

#2 Nov 8, 2010
Yup I agree. Texas is stupid. We are drowing in debt, but Mr Perry does not care. I voted and not for him. Whats is gonna take for Texas to wake up. I hope they open this casino. It would be great. Of course not for Texas. Maybe next year they will open their eyes and allowing gambling in this state since We need the money.
Bobby Bag O Donuts

Seminole, FL

#3 Nov 8, 2010
Gambling is wrong, OK? It's a sin and all.
desert rat

El Paso, TX

#4 Nov 8, 2010
people will spend on gambling, built it and bring jobs to Anthony.
REPoff John Cornyn

Mesa, AZ

#5 Nov 8, 2010
Cornyn will want his share or money if any casino operates in the state of Texas.
John Paxton

El Paso, TX

#6 Nov 8, 2010
Bobby Bag O Donuts wrote:
Gambling is wrong, OK? It's a sin and all.
Pretty sure that was sarcasm. But on a serious note, I have never understood this cocept of gambling being a sin. This never made sense to me. Money is artificial, in the sense that man created it, it isn't something given to us by god. With that being said, why would a god care if we are being wreckless with something that is only valuable to ourselves? Any religous people want to answer this? I am not trying to start or an argument or be condesending, I am actually just genuinely curious as to why gamlbing is considered a sin.
HDog

Las Cruces, NM

#7 Nov 8, 2010
I have nothing against tribal gaming. When I lived in California, I voted "yes" on Prop 5, which enabled tribal gaming on reservations in California. Millions of dollars from the Nevada Casinos went towards opposition of Prop 5 - no small wonder. Although this would bring jobs and much needed revenue to Anthony from a Northern NM tribe, I feel this sets a bad precedent. If this proposal goes through, what's to keep a tribe from Vermont/New Hampshire from opening up a casino in Santa Teresa or wherever? I feel tribes should keep their respective casinos on their own tribal land.
Bobby Bag O Donuts

Seminole, FL

#8 Nov 8, 2010
It was sarcasm John. Directed at the Fundy-Baptist Texans. Me, I'm Catlick, we got bingo and raffles and all sorts of gambling and drinking.
John Paxton wrote:
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Pretty sure that was sarcasm. But on a serious note, I have never understood this cocept of gambling being a sin. This never made sense to me. Money is artificial, in the sense that man created it, it isn't something given to us by god. With that being said, why would a god care if we are being wreckless with something that is only valuable to ourselves? Any religous people want to answer this? I am not trying to start or an argument or be condesending, I am actually just genuinely curious as to why gamlbing is considered a sin.
More Addicted Gamblers

El Paso, TX

#9 Nov 8, 2010
Add to the population of addicted gamblers in this area.
Basket Case

Albuquerque, NM

#10 Nov 8, 2010
More Addicted Gamblers wrote:
Add to the population of addicted gamblers in this area.
If people want to spend their money on gambling it's their choice. If they can't handle it, join a recovery group and stay away. You don't see alcohol banned because of alcoholics. It's not easy to overcome, but you can't deprive everyone of something just because some can't handle it. Texas should follow suit and allow the Tigua's to resume.
La Policia

AOL

#11 Nov 8, 2010
A casino in Anthony would sure give Sunland Park Casino some competition. Of course they would be hit where it hurts, but they deserve it. Sunland Park is not paying out as it should. The Tiguas should also be allowed to open. I would say that the majority of the people who go to Sunland are from Texas. Let's keep Texas money in Texas.
shyminer

El Paso, TX

#12 Nov 8, 2010
sunland casino sucks...
biff

El Paso, TX

#13 Nov 8, 2010
Sunland casino is a joke.. I'm sure this would be way better
TUCHI

El Paso, TX

#14 Nov 8, 2010
Basket Case wrote:
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If people want to spend their money on gambling it's their choice. If they can't handle it, join a recovery group and stay away. You don't see alcohol banned because of alcoholics. It's not easy to overcome, but you can't deprive everyone of something just because some can't handle it. Texas should follow suit and allow the Tigua's to resume.
F**k the Tiguas they are lower than a common theif. Why not legalize muggings or the elderly too,

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