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Fort Sill Apaches win reservation in New Mexico [2:45 p.m.]

There are 7 comments on the Farmington Daily Times story from Nov 23, 2011, titled Fort Sill Apaches win reservation in New Mexico [2:45 p.m.]. In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that:

More than 125 years after the surrender of renowned Apache leader Geronimo scattered tribal members across the Southwest, the Fort Sill Apache have won the right to establish a reservation on homelands in southern New Mexico.

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Brother

Silver City, NM

#1 Nov 24, 2011
Aho! Looking forward to the casino opening.

Anybody know when?
Watch Carefully

Scottsdale, AZ

#2 Nov 24, 2011
Indian Casinos hire only tribal members......once they arrive here.

Indian Casinos are treated as a seperate, Sovereign Nation.

State Officials better check out California's Track record VERY CAREFULLY.

Sunland Park pays on Gross Receipts, while Indian Gambling pays only on their Net.....which is a BIG loss of Revenue to the State of New Mexico
Indeed

Carrizozo, NM

#3 Nov 25, 2011
Watch Carefully wrote:
Indian Casinos hire only tribal members......once they arrive here.
Indian Casinos are treated as a seperate, Sovereign Nation.
State Officials better check out California's Track record VERY CAREFULLY.
Sunland Park pays on Gross Receipts, while Indian Gambling pays only on their Net.....which is a BIG loss of Revenue to the State of New Mexico
Of course Ruidoso Downs is actually supported by $750,000 in actual tax dollar payments to keep it afloat which is not the least prospective or theoretical.
Shorty Nez

United States

#4 Nov 25, 2011
Watch Carefully wrote:
Indian Casinos hire only tribal members......once they arrive here.
Indian Casinos are treated as a seperate, Sovereign Nation.
State Officials better check out California's Track record VERY CAREFULLY.
Sunland Park pays on Gross Receipts, while Indian Gambling pays only on their Net.....which is a BIG loss of Revenue to the State of New Mexico
And your point is?

Native American casinos are business ventures. As such they hire who they think is best qualified (BTW: I always see plenty of non-Natives working at every casino near Albuquerque; about 40 to 60%). And as a business venture, they pay the very minimum tax they have to. Certainty, no business (on or off the rez) is going to volunteer to pay more than is necessary!
apache nation games

Norman, OK

#5 Dec 1, 2011
ive been to this casino in lawton ok. so many times i get dizzy from my losses. its a clip joint. there are over 100 casinos in okla. there is no regulation in any of them. they can profit all they want to. tribal members all get a cut of the pie. they hire whites but if an indian wants your job your fired. the law cant do anything to them. the indian police, well i wont even go there.i no longer go to any of them except for the friday night buffet at the big one riverwind in norman okla,its just down the street.
Christopher Blackwell

Las Cruces, NM

#6 Dec 6, 2011
I have no problem with Indian Casinos. There would be a certain Irony if they actually won back America. Meanwhile it means the Indians can play the political game, they can buy congressmen just like any other business.

As for any fool that goes into a casino, you deserve all the money that you can, nobody forces you to do so. I have never lost a dime in any casino, but then again I would never be dumb enough to go into one.
silver and gold

Las Cruces, NM

#7 Dec 7, 2011
Why is this group wanting to expand their''gaming'' to New Mexico? Their reservations according to US history are in Oaklahoma. Have they developed all the areas they own in Oaklahoma?
So if any tribe buys a large plot of land can they use it for a casino even if it was not ever a reservation? If this casino is allowed it opens a big old can of worms. I hope the higher ups people look with care before they leap into this one. It will be interesting if the owners of this land can manipulate enough people into making this happen. A Casino in this area might turn the land of enchantment into the land of entrapment.

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