Child Care Considerations at the Skinny Raven Casino

Authors: Gawlik, Dennis, Kate Lancaster, and Linda Lovett

Disciplines: Business and Management, Economics, Ethics, Political Science and Public Administration

Themes: Economic Development, Gaming, Law and Justice, Tribal Governance

This case looks at several of the key social justice and social equity issues surrounding the availability of health-care and child-care at a fictitious tribal casino. This casino supports a fictitious Native American tribe, the Xamish. The case examines the social impact of the business operation of a casino on its employees, particularly in the area of health care. This case reviews various aspects of social equity - employee turnover, financial and economic concerns, and tribal considerations. Students are challenged to discuss social justice and social equity impacts of a tribal-based business on individual employees as well as on the tribe it supports.