Gambling tribes see growth despite recession

December 2008
Native American Times;12/19/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 100, p9
The article reports on the effect of the recession on tribal casinos in the U.S. for 2009. It accounts several tribal casinos including United Auburn Indian Community's Thunder Valley Casino in California, which has financed the construction of upscale houses, schools and hospitals for the tribe, as well as Mewalk Tribe's Red Hawk Casino in northern California, which aims to compete with Thunder Valley and other casinos in the region. Tribal gambling in the U.S. is expected to slow down but post bigger growths than commercial gaming amid the crisis.


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