California has hit the jackpot with Indian Casinos. At least, that's according to its tribes.
A new economic study commissioned by gaming supporters says the seven billion dollars casinos bring in each year translates to sixty thousand jobs.
'Directly in the tribal government, in the tribal casinos and in the secondary impacts of the suppliers and other people that we use in our facilities,' says Steven Stallings with the California Nations Indian Gaming Association.
He says employees at those facilities make, on average, higher wages than workers in similar fields and pay 100 million dollars in taxes each year.
There are bills pending in the legislature to legalize online poker.
Some tribes have shown interest in jumping into that market.