Monday, November 13, 2006 > News > Features -- Betting on the arts > News > Features -- Betting on the arts: "“Six years ago, Indian gaming casino philanthropic support was conservative,” said Michael Nilsen, a spokesman for the Alexandria, Va.-based Association of Fundraising Professionals. “My (recent) talks with fundraisers gives me the sense that it's increased, particularly in areas that are close to Indian gaming casinos.”

California has 108 Indian tribes, of which 56 operate casinos that rake in hundreds of millions of dollars annually. With eight tribal casinos, San Diego County is regarded as the gaming casino capital of California."

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