scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,022
Native American Casinos produce monstrous revenues and create an enormous job market Their influence on a community however is not necessarily positive Venues which facilitate gambling are known to also foster alcoholism depression and drug use within their community Additionally Native Americans are not the main benefactors of the profits Foreign millionaires and investment firms swallow nearly all the profits Finally where are the kick backs to the community Less than one-third of the states containing Native American casinos collect tax revenues from the businesses Though the bright lights and entertainment may cloud some citizens view when do we as law abiding ethical Americans draw the line on Native American gaming The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act was a bad idea from the start Hoping to appease a poor and politically embarrassing minority and their liberal allies congress in 1988 set parameters allowing American Indians to run casinos Gambling would be the new buffalo for the impoverished tribes It has been over a decade since congress passed the act and while a handful of Indians and investors have gotten rich most natives have gotten poorer Foxwoods the largest and most profitable casino in America is owned and operated by the Pequot Indians of Connecticut Nearly wiped out by English colonists in 1637 only two members lived on the 200 acre reservation in the 1970s Today 450 tribe members only marginally Pequot reside there To qualify for subsidized living on the Pequot reservation you must prove only one-sixteenth Pequot blood such as a great-great grandmother Indians who qualify gain housing assistance training and employment free medical benefits child care part ownership of the casino and annual cash incentives Foxwoods grosses over 1 billion dollars annually that is about 2 million per Pequot Adversely to the small tribe of Pequots large tribes like the Navajos in the west continue to live in squalor The Navajo reservation of 200000 tribe members and 17 million acres holds some
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA