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Casinos in urban areas would put poor and landless tribes on equal footing with wealthy ones

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A growing number of Indian tribes across the country are seeking to build casinos in urban areas far from native lands. Though no such proposals have been made public in San Diego County, the administration of President Barack Obamma is considering whether to make is easier for such projects to be built. In September, five U.S. senators, including both of California’s, wrote the secretary of the interior opposing “taking off-reservation lands into trust for gaming purposes.”