Realities Series with Wes Studi: Economics of Indian Gaming

Realities Series with Wes Studi

This five-part PSA presented by PWNA features legendary and award-winning actor Wes Studi. As an American and a Native American, Cherokee to be exact, Wes has some special insights on what’s happening in Indian Country and how realities on the reservations got to where they are today.

Economics of Indian Gaming
Many people think that Indian gaming on the reservations is a game changer… providing automatic wealth and prosperity for every Native American… but the numbers show it is not as lucrative as you think. This video explains the realities behind Indian gaming, why many tribes cannot conduct gaming, why only 15% tribes in the U.S. prosper from it and how the federal government controls some tribal casino profits.

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