Commentary: Gaming tribes must serve public
Tuesday, November 25, 2003

"Californians are beginning to realize that casino gambling has not been a great bet for them. While more than 50 � and counting � casino tribes are grossing an estimated $5 billion a year, they contribute less than 5% to government coffers or to noncasino tribes. Yet everyone in California is burdened with the increasing social costs of tribal gambling: from traffic control to crime fighting, environmental degradation and liability suits.

In light of this, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger must renegotiate the gambling compacts struck between the tribes and the state so that they serve not only the interests of the tribes but all 34 million Californians."

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