Column: Love-hate relationship with Oklahoma tribal casinos

"Little could be more conflicting than the possibility of a casino coming to your town or neighborhood: an Indian casino, this being Oklahoma.

It seems to some that the rules governing Indian land have been great-great-great-grandfathered, as tribal land is thought to be any land that a tribe buys.

It doesn't take an economist to appreciate how well many casinos are doing. Fancy automobiles are given away routinely, cash drawings are held on the hour, the TV commercials are only missing James Bond inside, Monte Carlo, outside. In a great majority of the cases, profits finance the cars given away like party favors.

More expansions are almost announced while blushing."

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