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2011

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

California; Casinos; Gambling; Gambling on Indian reservations; Gaming; Indian Gaming Regulatory Act; Indians of North America; Law

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Jackpot! A Legal History Of Indian Gaming In California, Aaron Peardon May 2011

Jackpot! A Legal History Of Indian Gaming In California, Aaron Peardon

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

Indian Gaming has transformed the economic, political, and sociological landscape of California. The growth of Indian casinos has had a profound impact on both Indian and non-Indian communities alike. California tribes took the lead in legalizing Indian Gaming throughout the nation. The efforts of California tribes in the legislative and political process have enabled many tribal groups to rise out of poverty and to gain prosperity that would otherwise be impossible to achieve. They have also brought increased revenue to local communities and have provided thousands of jobs to all Californians.

This thesis discusses the historical relationships between Native American ...