A British Take on Tunica and Gambling American-Style
January 28, 2007 at 4:00AM
The British government is about to license that nation's first "supercasino." To commemorate the occasion, UK newspaper The Independent sent a reporter to Tunica, Mississippi to see how gambling "has transformed 'America's Ethiopia' in just 15 years."An excerpt: "Driving down Highway 61 from Memphis, Tennessee, to Tunica, Mississippi, the fields are flat, with occasional bursts of swampland, and cotton balls blowing on the tar.