Revenge of the Pequots- How a small Native American Tribe created the worlds Most Profitable Casino by Kim Eisler 2001 (found on the internet for 1 cent plus $4 shipping to $10 a copy). Michael Melia- Associated Press, 2012: Tribe $2 Billion in debt after Casino Bonanza "I was poor before. I can be poor again," tribal member Gina Brown-Congdon, 59, said. "I'm not happy, but you have to deal with what life gives you." ******* Dave in CT... you have put this small, actually tiny, tribe beyond possible recovery! The book is a great read. At least, I started it and finished it. After reading it, I passed it onto the Tribal Chairman of the Sandia Pueblo Casino at exit 234 on the north end of Albuquerque, NM. Lost $100 to the Pueblo Casino about ten miles north and recovered it at the Sandia Casino when the casino was a big white tent and the Craps Table was placed upon a raised area. If you are a local, you may recall these humble beginnings. Sandia is... or was... a wonderful Casino to spend the evening with our over night stay in their east parking lot. There was always plenty of empty space... but this October, $59 to dry camp in their parking lot. Even a 'card carrying member since they started with a TENT on the west side of the Interstate 25. Their Craps dealers were very good. Even the bottled water went from 12 ounce, to six ounce to NO ounce. No self servicing soda, as well. But I did not go in to find out if anything else was changed to the... worse. So we spent the evening at the Route 66 Casino parking lot, some miles west of Albuquerque, NM on the south side of I-40, later than usual in the early evening, but we had dinner and breakfast meals and left for Las Vegas the next morning. Trailer in tow. Sandia may be making the same mistakes as the Pequots. Over built for the local area with borrowed money? Even their very competitive gasoline station... was NOT competitive at all. The service station was handling a fraction of the business when they were the cheapest fuel in the area. Not this time... They built a large stadium for live musical shows. A large massage parlor. A larger golf center. All of this expecting to draw more business from... Mars? Something... changed several years ago. Those members like us, traveling with a couple dogs and a trailer, have no need for a $100 a night room and $59 to park the trailer. Often, it is not the Dice Influencing Craps groups cleaning their 'whistle', but borrowed money that puts the spiral into the big rewards of servicing 'overhead debt' and letting the Casino go the way of Atlantic City. Will we stop at Sandia Casino... again.? Nope. I was a regular out of town customer when moving through to Las Vegas. Not even a free pair of cancelled dice to show for my loyalty. There are so many Casinos in this area... something is bound to suck the profitability out of one or more... soon. The Foxwoods is an interesting historical narrative of tribal members getting $100,000 per adult member per year. Today's membership is around 900. Read Michael Melia's very interesting article. It is all Dave's fault. He could have left more at the table and did what I did at Sandia... put my F350 in gear and got the hell away from a souring Casino experience.