More Gambling, More Problem Gamblers
It’s hard to see why it makes any sense to approve the new Navajo gambling compact, especially when you consider that all the other gaming tribes are able to have the same agreement and all of them will live on for another 22 years. There is little doubt that there is a serious problem gambling…Read More
How Violent is Albuquerque?
In an opinion piece in the New York Times a few weeks back, the writer said he was glad to be leaving Albuquerque because it was a “land of violence” where the rate of violent crime was twice the national average. While the article provoked lots of discussion locally, the writer’s views of the city…Read More
The Proposed Navajo Gaming Pact
The three gaming casinos on the Navajo Reservation have created badly-needed jobs on the reservation. But a proposed gaming compact negotiated by the Governor’s office extending and expanding gaming on the Navajo reservation should not be approved by the Legislature unless it expressly permits the approval by the State of online gaming. In 2011, the…Read More