I have no problem saying that in most situations I completely side with the Native American people before I even hear the argument. Of course there may be some exceptions, but as a rule, if their demands are within reason I say give these people what they want. It is the least that the United States can do for the enormous role we played in one of the greatest genocides on the face of the Earth. There are many states that are going to have to face the Native American influence before they have a chance to move forward with online gambling. This will certainly be true of states like California where much of the gambling is being controlled by the Native American tribes.
However, I have to wonder if the control that Native American tribes have over the gambling scene of some states should be continued with online gambling. There is something about online casinos and the Internet itself that says fresh start and a free market. There is little chance that brick and mortar gambling will just dry up completely. But simply due to the nature of the Internet, I do not necessarily think it is fair for any group to be guaranteed a piece of the new market. This is not even a situation that states have the power to control. Even though there will be several states that will offer online gambling on their lottery site, they are going to have a tough time competing with private companies like Zynga when online gambling goes mainstream in this country.