12/31/08 - Tribal casinos cope with recession, lure Nevada-bound customers


Hard economic times are pinching California, driving the jobless rate up to 8.4 percent and forcing the state to consider major tax increases and draconian cuts in public services. The fiscal woe in Sacramento – the latest red-ink estimate is $40 billion through mid-2010 for the state -- is rippling through the state workforce and the cities and counties, which also are cutting back.