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June 15, 2021

With the big firms struggling, laws are being changed in areas to help them out

Indian tribes continue to expand casinos in face of bad economy

(US).- While several casino companies are cutting back staff because of the current state of the economy in the US, Indian tribes are moving forward with casino expansion all across the country. Tribes have been trying to put land in trust in order to build new casinos.

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ith the big companies struggling, laws are being changed in areas to help them out. Nevada was considering lowering the gambling age to eighteen. That idea comes from politicians who are desperately trying to help their state casinos.

In Florida, lawmakers are working on a new pact, which is eerily similar to the one that Governor Charlie Crist signed with the Seminole Indians, to bring expanded gambling to the Seminole casinos in the state.

The Seminoles have already started offering blackjack at their Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida. In other states, casinos are in the process of being built by Indian tribes.

"Because the tribes do not have to abide by the same laws as these other casino companies, they are not getting hit as hard by the rough economy. That is freeing them up to continue expansion while these other companies scale back," said Bronson Hemraddy.

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