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The impact of Indian gaming on economic development.

Author: Gerdes, K; Napoli, M; Pattea, C.M; Segal, E.A
Author Background:
Date 1/1/98
Type Journal
Journal Title: Journal-of-Poverty.
Volume/Pages 2(4): 17-30
Subject Matter Native Americans
Abstract Over the past 10 years, gaming on Indian reservations has become a source of tremendous economic development. The impact of gaming has been to dramatically change the social, political, and economic state of numerousAmerican Indian communities. This article presents a policy analysis of the impact of Indian gaming nationally and highlights one community, the Fort McDowell Yavapai Reservation in central Arizona. (There are four additionalarticles in this special issue on inequality in American Indian communities.).