Neon Buffalo

Neon Buffalo

Neon Buffalo examines the history of Indian gaming from the first bingo halls to today's destination resorts. This feature-length documentary film delves deeper into Indian Gaming than slot machines and black jack tables to explore Indian gaming's role as the economic measure of a social revolution that began throughout Indian Country decades before the first casino doors opened. 

The story is told through the voices of people most involved in the relatively recent phenomenon of Indian casinos--those who laid hands to the bricks and mortar, fought the battles on Capitol Hill, operated gaming facilities, gained employment where there had been none, squared off with over-zealous law enforcement, and defended the legal significance of the word Sovereign.

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Friday February 19, 2016
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