As California fast becomes the gambling capital of the nation, card clubs and racetracks want in on the action and Indian tribes are battling over how much of the take should go to the state. The San Francisco Chronicle has called it a "war zone." Some $70 million has been collected already for two gambling initiatives on November's ballot, and they're likely to break the $92 million record set the last time gambling was on the ballot. Governor Schwarzenegger has made it clear that he thinks Propositions 68 and 70 would be "a disaster for California." Warren Olney speaks with John Hubbell of the San Francisco Chronicle about Prop 68, which would break the tribal monopoly on casino gambling, and with Marc Cooper of the LA Weekly about Prop 70, which would allow unrestricted expansion of Indian gambling.
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Prop 68: Non-Tribal Commercial Gambling Expansion
Prop 70: Tribal Gaming Compacts
Governor Schwarzenegger's tribal gaming compacts
Cooper's article on tribal gaming
Hubbell's article on Propositions 68 and 70