In-groups grumble over more Indian ca...

In-groups grumble over more Indian casinos

There are 9 comments on the The Santa Fe New Mexican story from Oct 6, 2009, titled In-groups grumble over more Indian casinos. In it, The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that:

What the gambling interests sought when they made New Mexico inroads in the early 1990s was more than just permission to set up casinos; they also wanted market control: as big an aggregation of potential customers as possible a ' and as little competition as possible.

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“Liberal Patriot”

Since: Sep 08

Rio Linda, CA

#1 Oct 10, 2009
New Mexico Indian tribes are pushing for too much when they want a casino 200 miles plus away from their traditional

Since: Sep 08

La Madera, NM

#2 Oct 10, 2009
Who besides the tribes gain from increased gambling revenue?

The governments. I am sure the Jemez will be able to build if the other tribes won't.

An interstate highway from ABQ to Salt Lake City would benefit some of the tribes economically. Maybe even a tribe financed toll road.
cactus jim

United States

#3 Oct 10, 2009
i wish i could get a license to steal also, with no state or federal oversight. got 4 of those things within 30 miles of where i live. and they call it " gaming" ,not gambling. can you imagine how much of the take is going to bribe county and state officials ? but i forgot they[tribes] are special and need to be protected .

“Ideologically opposed to art”

Since: Apr 09

Santa Fe

#4 Oct 11, 2009
It reminds me of "It's a Beautiful Life", where the town is full of saloons, pawnshops and poverty. All these casinos are symptomatic of a get while the gettin's good society.
sam

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Oct 12, 2009
well dave nelson... don't ya think the gangsters have a little to with getting a casino built on Indian land in the first place... YES?
From what i have reseached, most tribes pay about or up 16% state tax, then the FED's ALWAYS get their cut... Right?
So, If you add it up, the Tribes that have casino's only get about 35% of the take...
and that has to be split up to all tribal members and services for those members..
Not much $$$ the Tribes are getting from what I see..
If anybody has more detailed info about this subject... Please put YOUR input in...
It's about ime to clarify what happens to ALL THAT MONEY that goes into those SLOT machines..

TRUE?

bbl
Dave Nelson wrote:
Who besides the tribes gain from increased gambling revenue?
The governments. I am sure the Jemez will be able to build if the other tribes won't.
An interstate highway from ABQ to Salt Lake City would benefit some of the tribes economically. Maybe even a tribe financed toll road.
chicanoavenger

Meridian, ID

#6 Oct 12, 2009
Gnarlodious wrote:
It reminds me of "It's a Beautiful Life", where the town is full of saloons, pawnshops and poverty. All these casinos are symptomatic of a get while the gettin's good society.
It's a wonderful life" at leats get your facts str8.
yearsbaby

Carlsbad, NM

#7 Oct 13, 2009
Compact agreements signed by the Gov lasting 50 years? Ignorant.

Restricting how many gaming machines a State run casino can have and what type of games they have? Stupid.

Limiting the number of casinos in the State? Idiotic.

But this is what happens when the government controls every aspect, including this form of entertainment. Welcome to the United States Socialist Republic, South-Western Division.

Hummm... Capitolisim... the right to succeed without government backed fiancing... go figure.

Can the agreements, open gambling up to anyone who wants to follow the rules of operating a casino and include mutual oversight between the State and Federal investigators to keep organized crime out.

Tax it at 5 percent. Put 10% into compulsive gambling and problem gamblers to pacify the anti-gambling crowd.

Problem solved.
Annie Nonomous

Albuquerque, NM

#9 Oct 13, 2009
I have seen little to no improvement of quality of life for the local pueblos. Some have built recreation centers, etc. But the pueblos are still full of trash and run-down homes.

Pojoaque Pueblo built the wellness center, but much of it was used with state funds acquired by Ben Lujan. What is even more ridiculous is that non-tribal members have to pay a higher fee to use it. Even with the 35 % of the take, these casinos are making money. Some improvement should be noticed, more than 15 years later.

Where is all the revenue going?
sam

Albuquerque, NM

#10 Oct 14, 2009
well, see there ya go.. Orphan annie..

35% is such a piddly amount, the Tribe's should be getting 60%...

just like the White business's, YES?

If that were the case, then Non-Indians would see a great change on those run down homes.

Hopefully after the last payment to the Banker and Gangsters, Pojo will be a nice town for INDIAN's to live in..

Not the case right now...

:P bbl
Annie Nonomous wrote:
I have seen little to no improvement of quality of life for the local pueblos. Some have built recreation centers, etc. But the pueblos are still full of trash and run-down homes.
Pojoaque Pueblo built the wellness center, but much of it was used with state funds acquired by Ben Lujan. What is even more ridiculous is that non-tribal members have to pay a higher fee to use it. Even with the 35 % of the take, these casinos are making money. Some improvement should be noticed, more than 15 years later.
Where is all the revenue going?

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