Casino projects targeted
- Congress never intended for Indians to build Nevada-style casinos away from their reservations, and tribes risk a backlash by pursuing the trend, Sen. John McCain said Tuesday.
"None of us ever anticipated that there would be casinos in the Catskills,' McCain, chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, told a tribal leader from New York who's pursuing such a project.
"We're seeing casinos in downtown Oakland and downtown Denver. ... If we have enough off-reservation casinos set up in America, we're going to see a backlash against Indian gaming because that was not the intent of the law,' said McCain, R-Ariz.
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