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Nambe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-15-03 02:30 PM
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Democrats favored by casino interests in California recall
LAS VEGAS SUN


As the spectacle of California's gubernatorial recall effort unfolds, one of that state's most powerful special interest groups -- along with the Las Vegas gaming industry -- is following the action to see who will emerge as governor of the fastest-growing gambling state in the nation.

Since 2001 legislation that allowed Nevada-style casinos in California, tribes across the state have emerged with resorts on par with medium-sized Las Vegas properties and revenue that is already estimated at more than half of Nevada's roughly $9.6 billion in annual gaming win.

California Gov. Gray Davis negotiated 20-year compacts with tribes that gave them the exclusive right to have up to 2,000 slot machines each and an unlimited number of table games and bingo machines -- leaving many tribes in a comfortable financial position and smaller operations with room to grow in the coming years. -

"If it wasn't for Gov. Gray Davis, we wouldn't be in the position we are today," Baron said.

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jiacinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-15-03 02:33 PM
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1. I have mixed feelings on this issue
But if they back Davis and Bustamente then that is good at least in the short term!
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piece sine Donating Member (931 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-15-03 02:42 PM
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2. sooner or later...
we we bound to start acting like Republicans Suppose it was only a matter of time.
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