Report: Oklahoma tribal gambling revenue rises
Ponca City Now - March 26, 2014 6:37 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A new national study says gambling revenue from Oklahoma’s Indian casinos increased 7 percent in 2012 to $3.7 billion.
Casino City’s Indian Gaming Industry Report released Wednesday shows that Oklahoma continues to far outpace other states on the number of gambling facilities. The report by economist Alan Meister says there were 118 facilities open in 2012, though a large number of those were somewhat small.
The report says the total number of gambling machines in the state increased about 7 percent to more than 68,000 in 2012. The number of table games increased about 8 percent to 813.
Nationally, tribal gambling revenue grew more slowly in 2012 than in 2011. But it still increased by 2 percent, bringing Indian casino gambling revenue to an all-time high of $28.1 billion.