Hopi Tribe Looks to Gambling to Boost Economy In their spiritual life, the Hopi Indian tribe recognizes a force they call "the Gambler" as a pernicious spirit. Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker reports the Hopi may be trying to harness that spirit -- a depressed local economy is leading the Hopi to consider opening a new casino.
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Hopi Tribe Looks to Gambling to Boost Economy

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Hopi Tribe Looks to Gambling to Boost Economy

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Hopi Tribe Looks to Gambling to Boost Economy

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In their spiritual life, the Hopi Indian tribe recognizes a force they call "the Gambler" as a pernicious spirit. Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker reports the Hopi may be trying to harness that spirit — a depressed local economy is leading the Hopi to consider opening a new casino.