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Casino City Releases 2014 Indian Gaming Industry Report: Indian Gaming Experiences Modest Growth but Is Outpaced by the Commercial Casino and Racino Segments(March 26, 2014)
Newton, Massachusetts, March 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Casino City Press
today announced the release of the 2014 edition of Casino
City's Indian Gaming Industry Report - the most
comprehensive, up-to-date study of Indian gaming available -
authored by Dr. Alan Meister, an economist with Nathan Associates
Inc., who has done extensive research and analysis on Indian gaming
The Report provides calendar year 2012 nationwide and
state statistics (the latter not available anywhere else)
including: gaming and non-gaming revenue; Class II vs. Class III
gaming; number of facilities, tribes, gaming machines, and tables;
and revenue sharing with state and local governments. The
Report also includes comparisons across states and classes
of gaming, state-by-state market summaries, historical perspective
and trends, an examination of the reasons for Indian gaming
performance, comparisons to other gaming segments, an economic
impact analysis measuring Indian gaming's contribution to the U.S.
economy, and a qualitative future outlook.
Significant findings include the following:
- Gaming revenue at Indian gaming facilities nationwide grew 2.0%
in 2012 to approximately $28.1 billion.
- This was the third straight year of growth, putting gaming
revenue at an all-time high.
- In 2012, there were 243 Native American tribes operating over
346,000 gaming machines and 7,700 table games in 468 gaming
facilities across 28 states.
- The top 2 states generated approximately 38% of total gaming
revenue at Indian gaming facilities; the top 5 states generated
about 60%; and the top 10 states generated 86%.
- Indian gaming facilities, including non-gaming operations,
directly and indirectly generated approximately $91 billion in
output, 679,000 jobs, $30 billion in wages, and $9 billion in taxes
and revenue sharing payments to federal, state, and local
- Indian gaming grew at a slower pace than other casino gaming
segments. The commercial casino and racino segments grew 4%
and 8%, respectively.
- Indian gaming generated approximately 43% of all U.S. casino
gaming revenue in 2012.
Dr. Meister said that the performance of Indian gaming in 2012
was both positive and negative: "While it was good to see Indian
gaming continue to grow on a nationwide basis, the fact that it
grew at a slower pace than 2011, its pre-recession pace, and other
casino gaming segments in 2012 is cause for concern."
City's Indian Gaming Industry Report
is relied upon by the
gaming industry, other related industries, government/regulatory
agencies, and the investment community. As in previous years,
this report continues to be the product of independent scholarly
research. Neither Dr. Meister nor Nathan Associates nor
Casino City was commissioned to prepare it.
For more information and to order a copy of the report, visit
CONTACT: Alan Meister, Ph.D.
Nathan Associates Inc.
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