National Indian Gaming Commission: Casino revenues remain stable in 2009

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (AP) June 2010

The National Indian Gaming Commission says revenues from U.S. tribal casinos were stable in 2009.

Data released during June by the commission showed 2009 gross gaming revenue totaled $26.5 billion, compared with $26.7 billion in 2008. The commission says on average, gains and losses by the 233 gaming tribes evened out.

Statistics showed that 2009 revenue grew the most, 12 percent, in the Oklahoma City region, which includes 49 gaming operations in western Oklahoma and Texas.

Gaming revenue grew 6 percent in the Portland region; increased by 1 percent in the Tulsa region, and climbed 0.1 percent in Washington D.C. The Tulsa region includes eastern Oklahoma and Kansas.

The Tulsa region’s 64 operations had $1.7 billion in revenue, and the Oklahoma City region reported $1.5 billion in revenue.