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Impact study shows Native American gaming benefits Oklahoma economy

Impact study shows Native American gaming benefits Oklahoma economy

Native American gaming contributed $7.2 billion to Oklahoma’s economy in 2015.

Getting right with welfare

Credit: Brad Gregg Authored by Sen. Rob Standridge, R-Norman, the measure prohibits the use of electronic welfare cards at liquor stores, casinos, strip clubs, smoke shops and the like. “This legislation helps guarantee welfare funds are directed to the support of families as they get back on their feet,” said Standridge. That’s all well and

Don’t bet on it

However, if more money is needed, the solution is easy. The gaming venues in our state annually send nearly $200 million in direct tax revenues to the Capitol for legislators to spend. Most men and women serving in that hallowed and falling-down building are Republicans, members of the same party that voted almost unanimously against

Losing bet

Credit: Shannon Cornman Twelve certified gambling treatment programs in the state receive that money from the state Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. The amount was set when casino gambling in Oklahoma began in 2004. While such treatment programs receive additional funds from anonymous donors and grants from some American Indian tribes that

An outrageous prosecution

I wonder how much money the Indians pay the federal government for protection services. I don’t know the answer to that, but I do know that the prosecution of Teddy Mitchell is the biggest protection scheme of our time. And who better to protect the Indian casino monopoly, but the federal government? Teddy Mitchell, his

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