Tribe casino operators had a good relationship with current US president, Barack Obama.
US.- Native tribes have spoken about their expectations on Donald Trump’s presidency, which is beginning next January 20, as to casino and gaming industry development. As a former casino operator, Trump has faced several confrontations as well as agreements with American natives who run gaming business.
The US president elect went through negotiations with native tribes during the installation of Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. In the 1990s, Trump made successful efforts to avoid tribe casino operations which would have competed with his major gaming venue in New Jersey. Ten years later, Trump reached an agreement with Twentynine Palms Band of Mission Indians to renovate the Spotlight 29 casino in Coachella, although the deal was never set.
However, American tribes are optimistic about Donald Trump’s politics on casinos development and regulation. They hope to maintain a fluent relationship with the new president following the work they’ve been setting with Barack Obama. “We are hopeful that will continue with the incoming administration as we work to improve education, economic development, infrastructure, and job creation opportunities across all of Indian Country,” expressed Robert Martin Tribal Chairman of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, who operates the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa in Cabazon.
Meanwhile, Mark Macarro Chairman of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, owners of the Pechanga Resort and Casino in California, commented: “We are at the very beginning of the Trump presidency and look forward to engaging the incoming administration about tribal issues in general.”