TESTIMONY OF JOHN WARREN KINDT1

This Statement will address the following issue areas, as requested by the Committee.

1. U.S. National Security and the Strategic Economic Base: The Business/Economic
.....Impacts of Legalized Tribal Gambling Activities;
2. Solutions: Transform Tribal Gambling Facilities into Educational and Practical
.....Technology Facilities;
3. The Feeder Market Impacts of Tribal Casinos;
4. Tribal Gambling Activities: The Issues Involving Market Saturation; and
5. Are Tribal Games and Slots "Fair" to Patrons?

In this testimony I have cited to my own work only as introductions to the
hundreds of source materials cited in the footnotes. These sources can be referenced by
researchers. This Committee has my permission (and the permissions which I have
already received from the publishers of my articles and the attachments herein) to reprint
and distribute any or all of the articles authored by myself on gambling issues.

1. U.S. National Security and the Strategic Economic Base: The Business/Economic
Impacts of Legalized Tribal Gambling Activities

.............During the 1990s, the international economic and diplomatic ramifications of the
spread of U.S. gambling technologies throughout the United States and the world were
outlined in an article written at the suggestion and under the auspices of former Secretary
of State Dean Rusk. The article was: John W. Kindt, U.S. Security and the Strategic
Economic Base: The Business/Economic Impacts of Legalized Gambling Activities
, 33 St.
Louis U.L.J. 567-584 (1995), reprinted in National Gambling Impact and Policy
Comm'n Act: Hearing on H.R. 497 before the House Comm. on the Judiciary
, 104th
Cong., 1st Sess. 519-27, 528-45 (1995).
.............U.S. tribal gambling issues are larger than myopically trying to help the selective
impoverished. The U.S. tribal model is being marketed around the world as economic
development to Third World countries, but their economies just become poorer, and their
infrastructures and financial institutions become destabilized.
.............As commonly utilized by U.S. State Department analysts, the McDougal/Lasswell
methodology for policy-oriented decision-making highlights these strategic problems
with the spread of U.S. gambling technologies. See, e.g. John W. Kindt & Anne E.C.
Brynn, Destructive Economic Policies in the Age of Terrorism: Government-Sanctioned
Gambling as Encouraging Transboundary Economic Raiding and Destabilizing National

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1 Professor, Univ. Ill. at Urbana-Champaign. B.A. 1972, William & Mary; J.D. 1976, MBA 1977, U. Ga.;
LL.M. 1978, SJD 1981, U. Va.; Associate, Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International
Security, University of Illinois. Professor Kindt has taught at the University of Illinois since 1978, and he
has published over 70 academic articles in law reviews, public policy journals, and economics journals.
Over 20 of these articles have dealt with gambling issues. To avoid conflicts of interest, Professor Kindt
and several academic colleagues do not accept consultant fees or honoraria for work in gambling research
areas. This Statement should be interpreted as representing only the individual views of the author. Ann
Mui provided valuable editorial assistance in preparing this Statement.