Southern California: New Gambling Mecca?

Southern California could become one of the nation's biggest gambling centers as a result of a gaming battle being fought between card clubs and casinos run by Indian tribes.
February 2, 2004, 1pm PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Inglewood would become a gambling mecca, with so many slot machines it would rival the largest casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, under an initiative intended for the November ballot... The measure's stated aim is to help solve California's fiscal problems by extracting concessions from the tribes. But given the tribes' aversion to its provisions, racetracks and card rooms almost certainly would get slot machines if voters approve the measure and courts uphold it."

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Published on Monday, February 2, 2004 in The Los Angeles Times
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