ERIC Number: EJ887842
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
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Implications of American Indian Gambling for Social Work Research and Practice
Momper, Sandra L.
Social Work, v55 n2 p139-146 Apr 2010
Since the 1988 passage of the Indian Gaming and Regulatory Act (IGRA), American Indian tribal communities have rapidly opened up casinos. American Indian participation in recreational gambling has increased, resulting in an increase in problem and pathological gambling. However, increased revenues from gaming have significantly benefited tribes. Background information on the Supreme Court case that led to passage of the IGRA and subsequently the opening of casinos on Indian reservations is provided. Data are presented on American Indian gambling studies that explore the impact of gambling on the development of problem or pathological gambling among American Indians. Reports and data are presented on the effects of gambling on the socioeconomic development of tribal communities. The implications of American Indian gaming for social work research and practice are discussed.
Descriptors: American Indians, Court Litigation, Social Work, Federal Legislation, Addictive Behavior, Economic Development, Mental Health, American Indian Reservations, American Indian History
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