I understand concerns over the potential negative consequences if Indian gaming is permitted to expand to areas far from tribal lands.
On the other hand, there is a valid question as to whether the prosperity of a tribe should depend on mere fortuity.
There are far more impoverished Native Americans in California than there are those who are thriving. The conduct of the relatively fortunate few who have benefited from Proposition 1A and other changes in the law shows they have no intention of sharing their newfound wealth. I allude to the effort of a tribe that wants to open a casino near Barstow but has faced opposition from tribes who already have their wealth.