US tribal gaming revenue down 19.5% in 2020 following pandemic effects

The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) has recorded gross gaming revenue (GGR) figures of $27.83bn for 2020, representing a 19.5% decrease on the year prior.


The Sacramento region, containing California and northern Nevada, was the area with the highest revenue, generating $8.40bn, although this was still a 13.2% decrease from 2019.

The Washington DC region – encompassing Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York and North Carolina – was next with $5.82bn. This was followed by St. Paul – which covers Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin – with $3.73bn.

The Rapid City region, made up of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming, experienced the largest revenue decrease as revenue fell by 36.6% to $238.6m.

The GGR was taken as an average from 524 independently audited financial statements selected from 248 federally recognized Tribes across 29 states.

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