The Casino Problem

State efforts to generate revenue from tribal casinos is often at odds with local impacts.

Across the nation, "state governments are grappling with how best to offset the effects of the more than 350 tribal casinos that have sprouted since the federal government authorized states and tribes to negotiate gambling deals 16 years ago."

"...To local officials like Nicholas Mullane, longtime leader of the nearby town of North Stonington, not nearly enough of that money flows back to the bucolic communities pummeled by casino traffic, crime and other problems."

..." 'It's like plunking Dodger Stadium in a small town, and 24/7 people are going to the ballgame,' he lamented. 'We're overrun.' "

Thanks to Chris Steins

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