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The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Photo: Cherokee Nation
It's that time again -- the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding an oversight hearing on tribal gaming. It's the first look at the $31.2 billion and growing industry since President Donald Trump, who was hostile to tribes when he was in the gaming business, took office.
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