Arizona Plans to Allow Craps, Roulette and Baccarat at its Casino Facilities
On May 10th, 2009, the state of Arizona is looking to heavily gamble on the games of craps and roulette and American Indian casino facilities to help improve the Indian tribe's cash contributions to the cash strapped Arizona government.
The Chief Executive Officer of Public Affairs Firm Landry Creedon and Associates, Larry Landry said that the idea is being evaluated as the Arizona Legislature tries to deal with a $3.4 billion budget deficit. Arizona's Indian tribe-manage casino facilities offers slots machines, blackjack and poker and contribute a total of $100 million annually to the state and local government budget as part of state gambling compacts with the tribes.
Landry said that permitting the casino facilities to offer the games of craps and roulette as well baccarat would produce an additional $9 million to $12 million annually for the state. Landry said that it will help the state not to cut or lessen funding for its community services. The casinos' monetary contributions go directly to state fund for tourism, medical services and wildlife protection. They also benefit cities near the casino facilities by helping maintaining surrounding infrastructure and traffic.