Indian War Cry: Bingo!

Very few reservations about a coast-to-coast gambling boom

As they leave Los Angeles, the rush-hour drivers heading for the town of Banning (pop. 14,000) 85 miles away are indistinguishable from the great herd of Interstate 10 commuters, all driving toward the desert with the setting sun in their rear-view mirrors. But by the San Gorgonio Pass, most of the working stiffs are home, and the chartered buses and four-door sedans start bunching up. By the time they reach the 32,000-acre Morongo Indian reservation, the hundreds of small-time gamblers form a ragtag convoy. Their destination is Indian Village Bingo, a new gambling hall...

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