Tribal casinos took in $27.427 billion in 2011, an increase of 3.4 percent, according to Casino City’s Indian Gaming Industry Report
"Despite a sluggish economy in 2011, Indian gaming sustained a modest growth to bring it above its pre-recession gaming revenue level," the report stated
Some states continued to show considerable growth. Alabama, home to the Poarch Band of Creek Indians
, saw a 24.6 percent increase in 2011, according to the report.
Oklahoma saw a 7.7 percent gain. The state is home to more gaming facilities than any in the nation.
Florida saw a 4.6 percent increase, the report said. The state is home to the Seminole Tribe
and the Miccosukee Tribe
Even less-populous states saw growth. Tribal revenues in South Dakota grew 4 percent, according to the report.
There was a turnaround in California too. After suffering through the recession and three years of declines, tribal casinos there showed a 2 percent increase in 2011.
But other states weren't as fortunate. Wisconsin tribes saw a 5 percent decline, marking the fourth year in a row of falling revenues.
Connecticut continues to suffer as well. Revenues fell 2.3 percent there, according to the report.
California, remains the largest Indian gaming state, with $6.8 billion in revenues in 2011. Oklahoma comes second, with $3.23 billion.
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