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Indian Gaming Industry Report

2015 Edition, 240 Pages

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Significant Findings
  • Gaming revenue at Indian gaming facilities nationwide grew 0.5% in 2013 to an all-time high of approximately $28.3 billion.
  • 2013 was the fourth consecutive year of growth for Indian gaming.
  • Although Indian gaming grew in 2013, it was at a slower pace than in 2011 (3%) and 2012 (2%) due primarily to the sluggish economy.
  • Market maturation and increased competition in various parts of the country also contributed to the slower growth of Indian gaming.
  • Gaming revenue grew in 17 states, including double-digit growth in four states, and declined in 11 states.
  • The top 2 states generated approximately 38% of total gaming revenue at Indian gaming facilities; the top 5 states generated about 61%; and the top 10 states generated 85%.
  • Indian gaming facilities, including non-gaming operations, directly and indirectly generated approximately $91.1 billion in output, 612,000 jobs, $27.6 billion in wages, $7.1 billion in federal, state, and local taxes, and $2.0 billion in direct revenue sharing payments to federal, state, and local governments.
  • Other segments of the gaming industry also experienced slower growth in 2013 as a result of the economy, market maturation, and increased competition. From 2012 to 2013, gaming revenue growth fell: from 4% to 1.5% for the commercial casino segment; from 8% to -0.2% for the racino segment; and from 2% to -0.3% for the card room segment.
  • Indian gaming generated approximately 43% of all U.S. casino gaming revenue in 2013.
About the Author

The report is authored by Dr. Alan Meister, an economist with Nathan Associates Inc. Dr. Meister is an economist specializing in the application of economic analysis to public policy, litigation, regulatory, and strategic business matters. He has extensive experience analyzing economic issues related to the gaming industry, including Indian gaming, commercial casinos, racinos, card rooms, racetracks, and online gaming. His work has included industry and market analyses, economic and fiscal impact studies, public policy analysis, evaluations of regulations, economic assessments of land-in-trust gaming applications, analyses of tribal-state gaming compacts and revenue sharing, feasibility analyses, tribal socioeconomic needs assessments, surveys, and economic research, analysis, and expert testimony in litigation and regulatory matters.

Dr. Meister has also conducted years of independent, scholarly research on the gaming industry and authored a number of publications, most notably his annual study, the Indian Gaming Industry Report. His gaming work is relied upon by the gaming industry, governments, and the investment community. He has presented his work at various academic, professional, and industry conferences and testified before the California State Senate on gaming issues. Furthermore, his research and analyses have been relied upon before the United States Supreme Court and the World Trade Organization, and cited by the Supreme Court. In addition, he was previously commissioned by the National Indian Gaming Commission to independently analyze the economic effects of proposed regulatory changes. He leads the Gaming Industry and Indian Gaming consulting practices at Nathan Associates, as well as its Native American Advisory Services.

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.

The Report provides calendar year 2013 nationwide and state statistics (the latter not available anywhere else.) 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 479 Indian gaming facilities that operated in the United States in 2013 along with a cross-reference listing of 244 gaming tribes and the facilities they own.

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.

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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 (counts 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

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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