Re the Dec. 20 editorial, Is new gaming pact a good bet?: The answer to the question posed is a resounding No!
Years ago, the Bureau of Indian Affairs granted certain tribes the right to operate gaming on their reservations as a way to redress the inequities that the country perpetuated against the tribes many centuries ago. As a frequent patron in their local Hollywood casinos, you find few, if any , Seminole descendants employed. Instead, one will encounter many Seminoles as gamblers like myself.
Management, including the CEO, is an Anglo. At least in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, where voters have voted in the affirmative to allow table games in the past, Florida should permit competitors these same table games that the Seminoles currently operate.
As in any industry, competition is good for management, employees and patrons.
Charles Tien, Davie