A Gaming Tradition
For centuries, gambling has been a traditional form of entertainment, intertribal competition and a means of "wealth redistribution" among Tribes throughout the continent. The earliest journals by European explorers to North America describe that Tribes routinely engaged in a wide variety of games of chance, such as string and dice games and bone and stick guessing games.
In the 19th and early 20th century, the federal government outlawed many traditional Indian practices and resources, resulting in tribal poverty. To revitalize and promote tribal economic development, in 1988, Congress enacted the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), as a formal guideline to address gaming development for Tribes and states.
Today, tribal gaming revenues allow us to provide needed services, such as healthcare and housing to our members, while contributing $1 billion annually to the state's economy and decreasing the unemployment rate for tribal members and non-Indians alike. In fact, non-Indians residing in surrounding communities hold over one-half of the jobs created by tribal gaming. Job creation, healthcare, social and economic growth, education, and contributions to our non-tribal community neighbors is what tribal gaming is all about. This itinerary offers two casino driving tours
|Casino Driving Tour
South Seattle Loop (4-Day Trip)
|North Seattle Loop|