Thesis: There are many ways that regulated gambling and lotteries in the United States and on Indian reservations can create revenues for a great economic benefit.
I. Gambling in the United States.
A. Gambling restrictions.
B. Nevada's allowance of gambling.
C. The lottery.
II. Lotteries Revenue.
A. Donations for buildings.
B. Distributions to the California public school system.
C. Player prizes.
III. Public school system contributions.
A. Total Contributions.
B. Annual Contributions.
IV. Lottery money provisions.
A. California State Lottery Act.
B. Contribution purposes.
C. Fund usage.
V. Indian reservations.
A. Poor communities helped by gambling.
B. Federal neglect.
C. Indian gaming operations.
VI. Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.
A. Laws for Indian Gaming.
B. Tribal governments.
C. Industry proceeds.
VII. Tribal self sufficiency.
A. 7.4 billion dollar industry.
B. Tax revenue.
C. Million spent per year.
VIII Billion dollar pay roll.
B. Less welfare.
C. Increased tourism .
Gambling is the activity of betting money as a stake on the outcome of a future event. States and Indian reservations are trying to harness this addiction and put it to some good use. There are many ways that regulated gambling and lotteries in the United States and on Indian reservations can create revenues for a great economic benefit.
Gambling has been a popular part of the United States since the colonial times up through today. Most societies have disapproved of gambling. In the United States gambling is restricted more than in most other countries. The only state that allows almost any type of gambling throughout the state is Nevada. Most states participate in the lottery, the most wide spread and long lasting form of gambling. In 1612 a lottery supported the English settlement of Jamestown (World Book Encyclopedia 413).
Today Lotteries finance numerous state and local government activities. Many church and school buildings have been built with funds from lotteries. The state of California, which has it's own lottery, distributes at least thirty-four percent of the lottery funds, plus administrative savings and interest, to the California public school system (The Lottery and Public Education).