The annual impact report for the Oklahoma tribal casino industry has been
released by the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association. The group is a non-profit
that works for the promotion of the tribal members welfare.
The Oklahoma tribal casinos are responsible for 23,277 jobs. Of those, full-time
positions account for 83.2 percent. $910 million was earned by those employees.
$255 million was paid out in benefits for medical, dental, and life insurance.
As wells as retirement plans. $264 million was paid in payroll taxes. State was
paid $30 million in income taxes.
In Oklahoma there are 39 tribes that are recognized by the federal government.
Of those, gaming compacts have been signed with 33 tribes.
There are 124 facilities that offer gaming. 71,750 electronic games are in
operation. There are also over 4,600 bingo seats and other games.
In 2014 there were 38.2 million visits. Over 38 percent of those were from
visitors from other states.
Total revenue was $4.2 billion.
The tribal gaming act was approved by state voters in 2004. Since that time,
nearly $1 billion has been paid to the state in fees.
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