Comstock's magazine 1118 - November 2018 - Page 78

GAMING Q&A: SUSAN JENSEN Executive director of the California Nations Indian Gaming Association on tribal casino impact INTERVIEW BY WILLIE CLARK 78 comstocksmag.com | November 2018 Conversations around gambling tend to focus on the negative aspects, such as its potential to become addictive. But, there’s another side of the coin — what happens to the money after it has gone into the slots? We spoke with Susan Jen- sen, executive director of the California Nations Indian Gaming Association, about the various programs and philanthropic ef- forts of tribal casinos, and the impacts of these operations at the tribal, regional and statewide level.