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Growth Industry
Chad Millman
April 03, 1995
While only four states—Montana, Nevada, North Dakota and Oregon—allow some form of legalized sports gambling, casinos are opening around the country faster than Starbucks Coffee shops, moving far beyond their roots in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Since Congress passed the Indian Gambling Regulatory Act in 1988, allowing Native American tribes to operate casinos on their land, and Iowa became the first of several states to legalize riverboat gambling a year later, more than 170 casinos have opened their doors nationwide. In fact, they are now in 22 states, with Indiana set to join the crowd later this year and Massachusetts and North Carolina to follow in 1996.
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April 03, 1995

Growth Industry

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While only four states—Montana, Nevada, North Dakota and Oregon—allow some form of legalized sports gambling, casinos are opening around the country faster than Starbucks Coffee shops, moving far beyond their roots in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Since Congress passed the Indian Gambling Regulatory Act in 1988, allowing Native American tribes to operate casinos on their land, and Iowa became the first of several states to legalize riverboat gambling a year later, more than 170 casinos have opened their doors nationwide. In fact, they are now in 22 states, with Indiana set to join the crowd later this year and Massachusetts and North Carolina to follow in 1996.

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