Our governor is showing his financial support with his appointment of the new Washington State Gambling Commission chairman (TNT, 10-18).
He selected a person who represents tribes in their agreements with the State of Washington and now will represent the State of Washington on the tribal gambling compacts. Is it just coincidental that the compacts are due for renewal in this upcoming year? Probably not.
For those who don’t know, compacts are the agreements in which the tribes tell the gambling commission what they are willing to “give” back to the state from proceeds of their casinos, but don’t allow …