US tribal gaming revenue reaches record $34.6bn in FY2019

Gross gambling revenue from tribal casinos increased 2.5% year-on-year in the 2019 financial year to a record $34.6bn, according to new figures published by the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC).


The total was calculated from 522 independently audited financial statements submitted to the NIGC by 245 federally recognized tribes across 29 states, with these split into eight regions to cover certain states.

All but one of these regions reported year-on-year revenue growth in 2019, with the Oklahoma City region – covering Western Oklahoma and Texas – seeing the most growth, with revenue up 7.7% to $2.7bn.

Sacramento, which covers tribes active in California and Northern Nevada, was the region with the most revenue, with this amounting to $9.7bn, up 4.3% on 2018.

Washington DC – covering Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and New York – ranked third, but was the only region to see a drop in revenue, with this falling 1.3% to $7.4bn.

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