Re "Another casino in the region? It's inevitable" (Editorials, March 30): The Bee is correct to call for a a halt to new casinos. But such a moratorium must be fair to the many have-not tribes whose remote locations prevent them from building their own casinos and compel them to go reservation shopping.
The best way to ensure prosperity for all the tribes while stopping the spread of casinos is to mandate an expansion of the Revenue Sharing Trust Fund.
Presently, the trust fund transfers enough gaming profits from the rich casino tribes to provide each of the have-not tribes an annual income of $1.1 million. This amount should be raised to a level sufficient to eliminate the need for the have-not tribes to seek casinos of their own.
Wealthy tribes may protest such a mandate, but it is a small demand to make given the monopoly they've been granted over Nevada-style gambling.
-- Michael Magliari, Chico