Won't Sen. Neal's proposed tax increase cost Nevada jobs?

The danger to Nevada's gaming industry does not lie in making the local industry pay a fair share for the bounty it enjoys here. Remember, Nevada casinos will not have to pay any taxes from Sen. Neal's initiative until 2003.

The real danger comes with the industry itself opening up casinos in California RIGHT NOW. By competing with itself, it will keep customers out of Nevada by serving them in our prime market to the west. This can lead to a long-term downturn in Nevada gambling and a loss of jobs.

Nevada casinos are doing the equivalent of General Motors firing people in Flint, Mich., and moving their manufacturing to Mexico. Paul-Son Dice, a longtime Nevada gaming equipment manufacturer, actually moved almost all of its work to Mexico several years ago.

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