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new buffalo

new buffalo
 n.— «Among U.S. Indians, gambling advocates have taken to calling casinos the “new buffalo.” At last count, 224 American tribes had opened gaming operations, in 28 states, hauling in US$25-billion in 2006, more than double the take just five years earlier. In California alone, 51 tribes generate $4-billion in revenue and have created 40,000 jobs.» —“Natives roll the dice on life after casino” by Kevin Libin National Post (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada) Feb. 15, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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