GGB is committed to providing updated news and analysis on our weekly news site,

Tribal Traction

Tribal Traction

Tribal gaming profits in the United States are setting new records, reaching $30.5 billion in 2015, according to the 15th edition of Casino City’s Indian Gaming Industry Report, released last month by Dr. Alan Meister, an economist specializing in Indian gaming. That’s 5 percent higher than the year before. In 2015 there were 242 tribes that operated 494 casinos in 28 states, with 357,000 slot machines and 7,700 table games. The growth is the sixth year in a row for tribal gaming. The industry, which includes non-gaming amenities that are part of some casinos, directly and indirectly created $103 billion in economic activity, 770,000 jobs, $35.5 billion in wages and $1.76 billion that tribes shared with state governments. Gaming patrons spent about $40 billion. The map shows the percent of increase/decrease for tribal gaming revenues in each state.

    Recent Feature Articles

  • Across All Channels

    IGT’s omnichannel game library could be the supplier model of the future

  • Trends Are Trending

    GGB’s annual 10 Trends identifies what to expect in 2024

  • On the Rebound

    The Asian gaming market’s comeback and future growth

  • Compulsive Gambling 911

    These agencies are on the front lines of problem gambling research, intervention and treatment. Many rely on the casino industry for funding. Could federal help be on the way?

  • Better, Faster, Stronger

    Kiosks have evolved into full-service centers for a variety of gaming services.