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N.M. casino gambling: A problemo? (Listen again)
(2010-11-08)
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Casino gambling in New Mexico is a pretty big business. The tribes pay the state a portion of what's called the "net win." That's not the profit. It's the payout to casino players. And New Mexico's share of the net win amounts to more than $60 million a year.

There is no information how much the tribes take in in total at the casinos. But the American Gaming Association has an approximation for the nation -- $60 billion a year spent in casinos.

Casino gambling can be a big lure for people and the opportunities around Santa Fe abound, because the city is sandwiched in between a number of pueblos and, by extension, tribal casinos. KSFR's Ellen Dupuy visited one on a Saturday afternoon. It was sunny and warm outside and, inside, the slot machine chairs were nearly all filled.

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