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Indian Gaming Continues to Grow; Generates $22 Billion annually

It's a $22 billion dollar a year industry in the United States and, it appears, Indian gaming is healthy and growing.  In the past year, Indian gaming continued to grow by more than 15%... a rate three times the growth in the commercial casino segment.

Other key findings of the just-released 2006-2007 edition of the Indian Gaming Industry Report:

  • The future of Indian gaming as a whole remains bright, despite proposed legislative and regulatory changes.
  • Class II gaming states grew at a much faster pace than Class III gaming states, while Class III gaming states still generated the lion's share of revenue.
  • The top 5 states generated approximately 61% of total gaming revenue at Indian gaming facilities.
  • Revenue sharing grew faster than gaming revenue at Indian gaming facilities.
  • Indian gaming continued to make significant contributions to the U.S. economy in terms of output, jobs, and wages.
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