Editorial: Vote no on advisory measure for Guidiville casino bid

"For seven years, the hard-luck city of Richmond has toyed with a bayside casino to ease its 18 percent jobless rate and persistent poverty. On Tuesday, voters will have their say on whether a $1 billion project crowned by a 4,000-slot gambling resort is the answer.

The nonbinding referendum, known as Measure U, has significance around the bay. The development at Point Molate north of the eastern end of the Richmond-San Rafael bridge would mark the arrival of Vegas-scale Indian-sponsored gambling in the Bay Area.

It's the latest and biggest instance of casino creep involving a tiny tribe, the Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians with roots in Mendocino County, picking a convenient spot for a new reservation to cash in on the $25 billion Indian gaming industry."

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Editorial: Vote no on Measure U, Richmond's bad bet (The San Francisco Chronicle 10/28)

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