For this assignment, you will select one of the following readings and respond to the prompt
1. The Social and Economic Impact of Native American Casinos – National Bureau of Economic
2. Rolling the Dice: The Pros and Cons of Indian Gaming – Institute for Research on Poverty
After reading your selected article, you will be responding according to the guidelines listed
For this assignment, your writing will be argumentative. Indian gaming is a controversial topic
that many have an opinion about. Your task is to read your article and decide whether or not
gaming and casinos have been a benefit to the native American population in California.
Please let me reiterate that your writing will be argumentative and not narrative. The goal is not
to present information on Indian gaming, but rather to decide whether you feel Indian gaming
has been a benefit to the Native American community or not. You will take a side on this issue
and argue for Indian gaming or against it.
Please keep in mind that you are limited to one page, double-spaced, using a 12 point Arial
font. Please adhere to the following format:
Introduction and Thesis statement
This is your first paragraph. It should be brief and it should…
1. Introduce the topic
2. Present your opinion or position on the issue.
Two body paragraphs
Each of these paragraphs should present and elaborate on information that supports your
position or claim. Each paragraph must contain a citation from at least one reliable source.
Please keep in mind that at least one of your sources must be a primary source. Please refer
to the Sources for Research folder in your Course Modules. Please include your Works Cited on
an additional page.
This should be a brief statement that sums up and states your opinion on the issue.
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