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Indian Gaming Industry Report

2014 Edition, 232 Pages

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Significant Findings
  • Gaming revenue at Indian gaming facilities nationwide grew 2.0% in 2012 to approximately $28.1 billion.
  • This was the third straight year of growth, putting gaming revenue at an all-time high.
  • In 2012, there were 243 Native American tribes operating over 346,000 gaming machines and 7,700 table games in 468 gaming facilities across 28 states.
  • The top 2 states generated approximately 38% of total gaming revenue at Indian gaming facilities; the top 5 states generated about 60%; and the top 10 states generated 86%.
  • Indian gaming facilities, including non-gaming operations, directly and indirectly generated approximately $91 billion in output, 679,000 jobs, $30 billion in wages, and $9 billion in taxes and revenue sharing payments to federal, state, and local governments.
  • Indian gaming grew at a slower pace than other casino gaming segments. The commercial casino and racino segments grew 4% and 8%, respectively.
  • Indian gaming generated approximately 43% of all U.S. casino gaming revenue in 2012.
About the Author

The report is authored by Dr. Alan Meister, an economist with Nathan Associates Inc. Dr. Meister specializes in the application of economic analysis to litigation, regulatory, public policy, and strategic business matters. His areas of expertise include gaming industry analysis, Indian gaming, public policy analysis, damage analysis, antitrust and regulation, and statistics. He leads the Indian Gaming and Gaming Industry consulting practices at Nathan Associates, as well as its Native American Advisory Services.

Dr. Meister’s gaming-related work has included damage analyses, economic and fiscal impact studies, industry and market analyses, evaluations of regulatory policies, economic assessments of land-into-trust gaming applications, analyses of Tribal-State gaming compacts and revenue sharing, feasibility analyses, tribal socioeconomic needs assessments, surveys, and economic analysis and expert testimony in litigation and regulatory matters. Dr. Meister has received national recognition for his annual studies on Indian gaming. His work is regularly cited by the press and relied upon by the gaming industry, governments, and the investment community. Dr. Meister's research and analyses have also been relied upon before the United States Supreme Court and a panel of the World Trade Organization, and he has been commissioned by the National Indian Gaming Commission to analyze the effects of proposed regulatory policy changes. Furthermore, he has written extensively on the subject and presented his work at various academic, professional, and industry conferences and has testified before the California State Senate regarding Indian gaming issues.

For further information on Dr. Meister, please see the Nathan Associates website.

Covers the Indian Gaming Segment of the U.S. Gaming Industry with the Latest Nationwide and State Facts & Figures:

  • Size of the segment: number of gaming tribes, gaming facilities, gaming machines, and table games; gaming and non-gaming revenue
  • Performance metrics: growth; measures of concentration; contributions of states to nationwide performance
  • Historical and trend analyses
  • State-by-state market summaries
  • Comparisons of Class II to Class III gaming
  • Comparisons to other segments of the gaming industry: commercial casinos, racinos, and card rooms
  • Contribution of Indian gaming to the U.S. economy: sales, jobs, wages, taxes, and revenue sharing payments to non-tribal governments
  • Future outlook for Indian gaming
Indian Gaming Industry Report
The Indian Gaming Industry Report provides current, unique, cutting-edge research on the Indian gaming industry appropriate for Native American tribes, gaming companies, casino vendors, investors, regulators, federal/state/local governments, gaming analysts, industry consultants, attorneys, lobbyists, public and government affairs consultants, academics, and any individuals interested in the state of Indian gaming. The report is succinct yet thorough in its analysis and information on the state of Indian gaming today. It examines the size and growth of the market and its economic and fiscal contributions to the U.S. economy.

The Report provides calendar year 2012 nationwide and state statistics (the latter not available anywhere else) including: gaming and non-gaming revenue; Class II vs. Class III gaming; number of facilities, tribes, gaming machines, and tables; and revenue sharing with state and local governments.

The Report also includes comparisons across states and classes of gaming, state-by-state historical perspective and trends, an examination of the reasons for Indian gaming performance, comparisons to other gaming segments, an economic impact analysis measuring Indian gaming's contribution to the U.S. economy, and a qualitative future outlook.

Market summaries and performance metrics are provided by state. Summaries include year-over-year comparisons for gaming and non-gaming related revenue. The Report includes a directory of the 468 Indian gaming facilities that operated in the United States in 2012 along with a cross-reference listing of 243 gaming tribes and the facilities they own.

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Report CD

The CD version of Indian Gaming Industry Report contains the complete contents of the print report in PDF format along with tools and data not included in the print-only version of the Report:

  • Historical Indian gaming data back to 2001 by state (ccounts of gaming tribes, facilities, gaming machines, and table games; gaming revenue; and gaming revenue growth).
  • Microsoft MapPoint file of Indian gaming facilities in the United States with geographic location and profile data
  • Indian gaming market analyzer tool

Customer Testimonials

"The Indian Gaming Industry Report is a great tool for those of us who work in Indian Gaming and Indian Country. Dr. Alan Meister is one of the most intelligent and thorough professionals I have encountered in my multi decade career in Indian Gaming. The report is used by all business disciplines in the gaming business including finance, sales, business development, compliance, and strategic planning. I keep the report close at hand and I refer to it often."

-Knute Knudson
Vice President of Native American Development

"Casino City's Indian Gaming Industry Report is a seminal work because of its credibility. Dr. Meister's high-quality research and technical analysis have had a significant impact on the industry."

- Joseph Valandra
Chief of Staff
National Indian Gaming Commission (2005-2007)

"Dr. Alan Meister's Indian Gaming Industry Report remains an important tool for people that advise tribal government leaders and those that do business with Indian tribes.  His objective, accurate, and concise economic analyses of Indian gaming greatly influence regulators, government officials, managers, and financiers and his report remains one of the few reliable sources of data and more importantly, of meaningful analysis."

- D. Michael McBride III
Partner and Chair of Indian Law & Gaming Practice Group
Crowe & Dunlevy, P.C.
and Chair, Indian Law Section
Federal Bar Association

"Casino City's Indian Gaming Industry Report is an indispensable tool for those of us who represent Indian Tribes that have gaming operations. It is the best source I know of for detailed information on the Indian gaming industry. Dr. Meister is to be congratulated for providing this truly excellent report."

-Jerry Straus
Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker LLP

"Casino City's Indian Gaming Industry Report provides key information that is unavailable elsewhere. As misinformation pervades the public discourse on Indian gaming, Dr. Meister's objective economic analysis is a ‘must have’ resource for lawyers, policymakers, and others working in the field."

- Kathryn R.L. Rand, Associate Professor of Law, and
Steven Andrew Light, Dean and Professor of Political Science and Public Administration
University of North Dakota
Co-Directors, Institute for the Study of Tribal Gaming Law and Policy
Co-authors, Indian Gaming and Tribal Sovereignty: The Casino Compromise; and Indian Gaming Law and Policy

"Casino City's Indian Gaming Industry Report provides a bevy of important insights that should be contemplated by government officials as they attempt to formulate 'informed' gambling policy. Dr. Meister should be applauded for this superlative research effort and its contribution to the literature of gaming studies."

- Jeff Dense
Eastern Oregon University

“Dr. Meister’s report is our go-to source for detailed state-by-state information on Indian gaming. The depth of information provided is a time saver for our team when raising capital for and providing financial advisory services to Native American tribes. Also, we are always needing details for presentations we give and the Indian Gaming Industry Report is the first place we look.”

- Kristi Jackson
Vice Chair and CEO
Tribal Financial Advisors

“Dr. Meister has done it again. His latest Indian Gaming Industry Report zeroes in on the economic and sociopolitical reality of Indian gaming today. Dr. Meister's book should be on the shelf of every Indian gaming analyst and advisor in the country.”

- Gabriel S. Galanda
Managing Partner
Galanda Broadman, PLLC, An Indian Country Law Firm