Tuskegee, AL — Native Americans and African-Americans are joining forces to create the Nation’s first African-American Casino in Tuskegee, Alabama. As first of its kind, it will be built and managed by United Auburn Indian Community, a Native American tribe consisting of mostly Miwuk and Maidu Indians indigenous to the Sacramento Valley region.
Tuskegee, Alabama was chosen for the Nation’s African-American casino due to an infamous clinical study conducted between 1932 and 1972 by the U.S. Public Health Service to study the natural progression of untreated syphilis in rural African-American men in Alabama. They were told that they were receiving free health care from the U.S. government. Revelation in 1972 of study failures by a whistle-blower led to major changes in U.S. law and regulation on the protection of participants in clinical studies.
“This is a smart move for both traditionally marginalized and oppressed minority groups,” said analyst Jim “The Jeff” Bremfall of Morgan Stanley. “African-Americans can team up with the Indian gamers to really stick it their former oppressors.”
According to sources close to the effort, the new Tuskegee Resort and Casino will be modeled after similar attractions in California. The site wail include 3,000 slot and video machines, 125 table games and a 17-story luxury hotel with 297 rooms, with 40 suites and will open the in summer of 2016.
Opening ceremonies are scheduled to feature former President Bill Clinton.