California, Future Gambling Capitol of the World?

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Governor Schwarzenegger has worked out a deal with California-s biggest Indian tribes. Under the deal, which is good for organized labor and the environment, five casino-owning tribes have agreed to pay the state $1 billion and as much as $200 million more every year in exchange for increasing their number of slot machines. They-ve agreed to comply with health, safety and environmental standards, and to not interfere when labor unions try to organize employees. The deal means big money for the state, but if it makes California the gambling capital of the world, are the benefits worth the price? Warren Olney hears from former Democratic Lieutenant Governor Leo McCarthy, an attorney representing several tribes, and journalist Marc Cooper, author of The Last Honest Place in America: In Search of Paradise and Perdition in the new Las Vegas.
  • Reporter's Notebook: Mexico City Kidnappings Spark Protests by Thousands
    Two days ago, Mexico City-s Z-calo Square and the surrounding streets were packed with a quarter of a million demonstrators. They turned out to protest rampant crime, and some were demanding the death penalty for kidnappers, rapists and murderers. Rossana Fuentes-Berain, managing editor of the Spanish-language edition of Foreign Affairs, reports on the demonstration, issues of immunity and the government's response.

Governor Schwarzenegger re-negotiates gaming compacts

California Gambling Control Commission

National Council on Problem Gambling

National Institute of Mental Health

LA Times article on Mexico City protest



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton