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California Gaming Impact; 2015 iGaming Review

California Gaming Impact; 2015 iGaming Review

The California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA) commissioned Beacon Economics in 2014, which surveyed 17 gaming tribes, to do a study of the economic impact of tribal gaming on the state. In this graphic, the largest category of expenditures was Fixed, General & Administrative, with 5.4 million in expenditures in 2012, or 25.4 percent of all spending. This category includes spending on office personnel and equipment, which supports running business operations at a casino. Gaming expenditures was the second largest category, with 7.1 million in expenditures in 2012, or 21 percent of all spending. This category includes purchases like gaming tables and chips and wages for dealers, supporting floor operations in casinos.


2015 iGaming Revenues

The U.S. iGaming market completed its second full year of operations in 2015, generating an estimated $160.7 million and growing at a rate of 19.3 percent, RubinBrown reported in its Gaming Statistics ’16 publication. The current legalized online gaming industry remained relatively unchanged in 2015, as the number of states remained unchanged. The segment is comprised of three state jurisdictions that include Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware, with Nevada’s online gaming being restricted to online poker. The chart at the bottom details the results from each state/iGaming operator.

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