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This is partly TruthInTelevision. In the United States, a series of legal decisions that began with ''Bryan v. Itasca County'' in 1976 and ended with the creation of the National Indian Gaming Commission in 1988 established that Native American tribal reservations who set up a "tribal-state compact" with their state are exempt from any state gambling bans or regulation (though they are still subject to federal regulation). Since reservations are typically among the poorest and least developed parts of the nation, the upside is that giving them a monopoly on gaming is a way to attract tourists and jump-start reservation economies. The downside is that impoverished residents can be attracted to addictive gambling, and there is no guarantee that the casinos will enrich anyone but the tribal councils. Lately, the governments of smaller tribes have been ''[[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/13/us/california-indian-tribes-eject-thousands-of-members.html?_r=0 disenrolling members]]'' so that casino profits are spread among fewer people.

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This is partly TruthInTelevision. In the United States, a series of legal decisions that began with ''Bryan v. Itasca County'' in 1976 and ended with the creation of the National Indian Gaming Commission in 1988 established that Native American tribal reservations who set up a "tribal-state compact" with their state are exempt from any state gambling bans or regulation (though they are still subject to federal regulation).

Since reservations are typically among the poorest and least developed parts of the nation, the upside is that giving them a monopoly on gaming is a way to attract tourists and jump-start reservation economies. The downside is that impoverished residents can be attracted to addictive gambling, and there is no guarantee that the casinos will enrich anyone but the tribal councils. Lately, the governments of smaller tribes have been ''[[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/13/us/california-indian-tribes-eject-thousands-of-members.html?_r=0 disenrolling members]]'' so that casino profits are spread among fewer people.
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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': Evil Native American casino owners are planning to pave over South Park in order to build a freeway directly to their casino.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': Evil In "[[Recap/SouthParkS7E7RedMansGreed Red Man's Greed]]", evil Native American casino owners are planning to pave over South Park in order to build a freeway directly to their casino.


* In a JingleBelle miniseries, Jingle turns a declining Christmas-themed amusement park into a casino after finding out that the park owner is part Native American.

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* In a JingleBelle [[{{ComicBook/JingleBelle}} Jingle Belle]] miniseries, Jingle turns a declining Christmas-themed amusement park into a casino after finding out that the park owner is part Native American.

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* In a JingleBelle miniseries, Jingle turns a declining Christmas-themed amusement park into a casino after finding out that the park owner is part Native American.

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* A Native American casino is one of the main settings in {{ComicBook/Scalped}}, and an important reason why the reservation is riddled with crime and corruption.
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* On ''TheGlades'' one VictimOfTheWeek was a tribal leader who managed the tribe's casino. She made a lot of enemies because she disqualified a lot of people from being official tribe members and thus sharing in the casino's profits.

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* On ''TheGlades'' ''Series/TheGlades'' one VictimOfTheWeek was a tribal leader who managed the tribe's casino. She made a lot of enemies because she disqualified a lot of people from being official tribe members and thus sharing in the casino's profits.



* One of the last episodes of ''ThePJs'' revolves around the Korean Jimmy finding out that he isn't part African American at all, which had been a major part of his character for most of the series, but actually Native American, leading to him opening a casino in the projects. This quickly leads to all the residents becoming addicted to gambling and going even broker than usual.

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* One of the last episodes of ''ThePJs'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePJs'' revolves around the Korean Jimmy finding out that he isn't part African American at all, which had been a major part of his character for most of the series, but actually Native American, leading to him opening a casino in the projects. This quickly leads to all the residents becoming addicted to gambling and going even broker than usual.


** ''Series/CSINewYork'' used a different variation on this plot. The chief of a tribe that had set up an online casino to earn money to buy back land that had been stolen from it is murdered by [[spoiler:another member of the tribe who works for the casino and is embezzling profits that are meant to pay for the tribe's efforts to buy back its stolen land.]]

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** * ''Series/CSINewYork'' used a different variation on this plot. The chief of a tribe that had set up an online casino to earn money to buy back land that had been stolen from it is murdered by [[spoiler:another member of the tribe who works for the casino and is embezzling profits that are meant to pay for the tribe's efforts to buy back its stolen land.]]


* ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'': Ken Hotate, elder of the Wamapoke Tribe, owns the Wamapoke Casino. He enjoys using his newfound money and influence to get back at white people for the many, ''many'' atrocities committed against Native Americans in the county. Such as the time he told everyone that the angry ghosts of his ancestors would put a curse on a carnival that was being held on the site of a Native American massacre.
-->'''Ken:''' There are two things that I know white people are afraid of: Ghosts, and curses.

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* ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'': Ken Hotate, elder of the (fictional) Wamapoke Tribe, owns the Wamapoke Casino. He enjoys using his newfound money and influence to get back at white people for the many, ''many'' atrocities committed against Native Americans in the county. Such as the time he told everyone that the angry ghosts of his ancestors would put a curse on a carnival that was being held on the site of a Native American massacre.
-->'''Ken:''' There are two things that I know
massacre. However, much of this behavior is PlayedForLaughs, as Ken gleefully loves to [[InvokedTrope invoke]] WhiteGuilt and PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad just to {{troll}} people. One episode has this tagline for the casino:
-->''Taking our money back from the
white people are afraid of: Ghosts, and curses.man, one quarter at a time.''


* ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'': Ken Hotate, elder of the Wamapoke Tribe, owns the Wamapoke Casino.

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* ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'': Ken Hotate, elder of the Wamapoke Tribe, owns the Wamapoke Casino. He enjoys using his newfound money and influence to get back at white people for the many, ''many'' atrocities committed against Native Americans in the county. Such as the time he told everyone that the angry ghosts of his ancestors would put a curse on a carnival that was being held on the site of a Native American massacre.
-->'''Ken:''' There are two things that I know white people are afraid of: Ghosts, and curses.

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* The Wabanaki tribe from ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' have the Golden Wigwam being built to the north of their trailer park, intended to usher in some much-needed profits. At present, it's largely considered an eyesore and a joke among the tribe (especially since it's in the shape of a teepee, not a wigwam), not to mention embarrassingly stereotypical. Plus, it's currently infested with zombies, making it even more despised.
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This is partly TruthInTelevision. In the United States, a series of legal decisions that began with ''Bryan v. Itasca County'' in 1976 and ended with the creation of the National Indian Gaming Commission in 1988 established that Native American tribal reservations who set up a "tribal-state compact" with their state are exempt from any state gambling bans or regulation (though they are still subject to federal regulation). Since reservations are typically among the poorest and least developed parts of the nation, the upside is that giving them a monopoly on gaming is a way to attract tourists and jump-start reservation economies. The downside is that impoverished residents can be attracted to addictive gambling, and there is no guarantee that the casinos will enrich anyone but the owners.

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This is partly TruthInTelevision. In the United States, a series of legal decisions that began with ''Bryan v. Itasca County'' in 1976 and ended with the creation of the National Indian Gaming Commission in 1988 established that Native American tribal reservations who set up a "tribal-state compact" with their state are exempt from any state gambling bans or regulation (though they are still subject to federal regulation). Since reservations are typically among the poorest and least developed parts of the nation, the upside is that giving them a monopoly on gaming is a way to attract tourists and jump-start reservation economies. The downside is that impoverished residents can be attracted to addictive gambling, and there is no guarantee that the casinos will enrich anyone but the owners.
tribal councils. Lately, the governments of smaller tribes have been ''[[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/13/us/california-indian-tribes-eject-thousands-of-members.html?_r=0 disenrolling members]]'' so that casino profits are spread among fewer people.


* The ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' episode "Ghostesses in the Slot Machine" combines this trope with IndianBurialGround. The episode ends with a SpoofAesop: Even though the European settlers slaughtered the indians and took all their land, their modern descendants shouldnt be allowed to have casinos, because gambling brings out the worst in white people.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' episode "Ghostesses in the Slot Machine" combines this trope with IndianBurialGround. The episode ends with a SpoofAesop: Even though the European settlers slaughtered the indians Indians and took all their land, their modern descendants shouldnt shouldn't be allowed to have casinos, because gambling brings out the worst in white people.



* One of the last episodes of ''ThePJs'' revolves around the korean Jimmy finding out that he isnt part African American at all which had been a major part of his character for most of the series, but actually Native American, leading to him opening a casino in the projects. This quickly leads to all the residents becoming addicted to gambling and going even broker than usual.

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* One of the last episodes of ''ThePJs'' revolves around the korean Korean Jimmy finding out that he isnt isn't part African American at all all, which had been a major part of his character for most of the series, but actually Native American, leading to him opening a casino in the projects. This quickly leads to all the residents becoming addicted to gambling and going even broker than usual.


* The ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' episode "Ghostesses in the Slot Machine" combines this trope with IndianBurialGround.
%% * Featured in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and again in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' episode "Ghostesses in the Slot Machine" combines this trope with IndianBurialGround.
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IndianBurialGround. The episode ends with a SpoofAesop: Even though the European settlers slaughtered the indians and took all their land, their modern descendants shouldnt be allowed to have casinos, because gambling brings out the worst in white people.
* Featured in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' where the Griffins, on their way to New York to get Chris reinstated into the Boyscouts, stop at an Indian casino for directions, where Lois quickly becomes addicted to gambling and again in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''.loses the family car.


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* One of the last episodes of ''ThePJs'' revolves around the korean Jimmy finding out that he isnt part African American at all which had been a major part of his character for most of the series, but actually Native American, leading to him opening a casino in the projects. This quickly leads to all the residents becoming addicted to gambling and going even broker than usual.


* [[Series/TheSopranos Tony Soprano]] makes a deal with the owner of such an establishment (and even visits his casino) in an attempt to use backdoor politics to stop a Native American protest of a Christopher Columbus parade.

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* [[Series/TheSopranos ''Series/TheSopranos'': Tony Soprano]] Soprano makes a deal with the owner of such an establishment (and even visits his casino) in an attempt to use backdoor politics to stop a Native American protest of a Christopher Columbus parade.

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