There are 501 American Indian gaming operations in the United States. These are owned by 246 of the nation's 573 federally-recognized tribes.
These gaming tribes operate in 29 of the 50 states. The annual revenue from all Indian gaming exceeds $32 billion and represents 43% of all casino gaming revenue in the U.S.
(Source: National Indian Gaming Commission)
At the present time there are 30 states with Indian casinos. Virginia will become the 31st if approved by Virginia voters this year.
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
Which States Have No Indian Casinos?
These 19 states do not currently have Indian casinos:
Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia.
This list will likely be reduced in the new future, as Indian casino projects are proceeding in the states of Arkansas, Massachusetts and Virginia.
Ten Largest Indian Casinos
This list is ranked by number of slot machines, number of table games and the size of the gaming floor at each casino.
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Morongo Travel Center, North Fork Rancheria Resort Hotel Casino, Paiute Palace Casino, Pala Casino Spa Resort, Pechanga Resort Casino, Paradise Casino California, Casino Pauma, Pit River Casino, Red Fox Casino, Red Hawk Casino, River Rock Casino
Robinson Rancheria Resort & Casino, Rolling Hills Casino, Running Creek Casino, San Manuel Casino, San Pablo Casino, San Pablo Lytton Casino, Santa Ysabel Resort and Casino, Sherwood Valley Rancheria Casino, Soboba Casino,
Spa Casino, Spotlight 29 Casino, Sycuan Casino, Table Mountain Casino, Tachi Palace Casino Resort, Tortoise Rock Casino, Red Earth Casino, Thunder Valley Casino Resort, Twin Pine Casino, Valley View Casino, Viejas Casino, Win-River Casino, Rain Rock Casino, Yurok Casino Hotel
Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, Seminole Casino Brighton, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, Seminole Casino Immokalee, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Seminole Casino of Hollywood, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
Argosy Alton, Casino Queen and Hotel, Hollywood Casino Joliet, Grand Victoria Casino Elgin, Harrah's Joliet Casino and Hotel, Harrah's Metropolis Casino, Hollywood Casino Aurora, Jumer's Casino and Hotel, Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino
Blue Chip Casino Hotel, Tropicana Evansville, French Lick Resort Casino, Grand Victoria Casino, Hollwood Casino & Hotel, Horseshoe Hammond, Horseshoe Southern Indiana, Majestic Star Casino, Majestic Star II, Resorts East Chicago
Ameristar Casino Hotel, Argosy Casino, Catfish Bend Casino, Catfish Bend Riverboat Casino, CasinOmaha, Diamond Jo Casino Dubuque, Diamond Jo Casino Northwood, Hard Rock Casino Sioux City, Harrahs Council Bluff,
Horseshoe Council Bluffs, Grand Falls Casino Resort, Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel, Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, Terribles Lakeside Casino, Wild Rose Casino - Emmetsburg, Wild Rose Casino - Clinton, WinnaVegas Casino
7th Street Casino, Casino White Cloud, Golden Eagle Casino, Harrah's Prairie Band Casino, Sac & Fox Casino, Casino White Cloud, Boot Hill Casino ResorT, Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway, Kansas Star Casino , Kansas Crossing Casino
Aseneskak Casino, Niichi Gaming & Leisure Centre, South Beach Casino & Resort, Sand Hills Casino, Swan Lake First Nation Gaming Centre #7, Swan Lake First Nation Gaming Centre #8a, Club Regent Casino, McPhillips Station Casino
Black Bear Casino, Firefly Creek Bingo, Fond Du Luth Casino, Fortune Bay Casino, Grand Casino Hinckley, Grand Casino Mille Lacs, Grand Portage Lodge & Casino, Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel, Little Six Casino, Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Northern Lights Casino, Cedar Lakes Casino Hotel, Prairies Edge Casino, Seven Clans Casino Red Lake, Seven Clans Casino Thief River Falls, Seven Clans Casino Warroad , Shooting Star Casino, Shooting Star Casino Bagley, Star Lake Casino, Treasure Island Casino, White Oak Casino
Pearl River Resort, Golden Moon Casino & Hotel, Silver Star Casino & Hotel, Ameristar Casino Hotel Vicksburg, Bally's Tunica, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Boomtown Biloxi Casino, DiamondJacks Casino, Fitzgeralds Casino Hotel Tunica, Gold Strike Casino Resort, Grand Biloxi Casino Hotel Spa, Hard Rock Hotel Casino Biloxi, Harlow's Casino Resort, Harrah's Casino Tunica, Hollywood Casino Bay St. Louis, Hollywood Casino Tunica, Horizon Casino Hotel, Horseshoe Casino Hotel Tunica, IP Casino Resort and Spa, Island View Casino Resort, Palace Casino Resort, Resorts Casino Tunica, Riverwalk Casino and Hotel, Sam's Town Tunica Hotel Gambling Hall, Silver Slipper Casino, Sportsman Casino and Lodge, Treasure Bay Casino and Hotel, Trop Casino Greenville, Tunica Roadhouse Casino and Hotel, Wind Creek D'Iberville
Ameristar Casino Hotel - Kansas City, Ameristar Casino - St. Charles, Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa, Harrah's North Kansas City Casino, Hollywood Casino St. Louis, Lumiere Place Casino & Hotels, River City Casino, Mark Twain Casino, St. Jo Frontier Casino
Apache Nugget Travel Center & Casino, Santa Claran Hotel Casino, Black Mesa Casino, Camel Rock Casino, Casino Apache Travel Center, Casino Sandia, Cities of Gold Casino, Dancing Eagle Casino, Fire Rock Casino, Hard Rock Albuquerque, Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino, Inn of the Mountain Gods, Wild Horse Casino, Kicks 66, Ohkay Casino, Palace West Casino, Route 66 Casino, Santa Ana Star Casino, Sky City Casino, Taos Mountain Casino
Akwesasne Mohawk Casino, Batavia Downs, Buffalo Creek Casino, Del Lago Resort and Casino, Empire City Casino Yonkers Raceway, Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, Hamburg Gaming at the Fairgrounds, Inn at Turning Stone Resort Casino,
Mohawk Mountain Casino, Monticello Casino & Raceway, Point Place Casino, Resorts World New York City Casino, Resorts World Catskills, Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady, Saratoga Casino & Raceway, Seneca Allegany Casino, Seneca Gaming and Entertainment, Seneca Nation Bingo - Allegany, Seneca Niagara Casino, Tioga Downs Casino, Turning Stone Casino Resort, Vernon Down Casino & Hotel, Yellow Brick Road Casino
Bridge of the Gods Resort and Casino, Chinook Winds Casino & Convention Center, Kla-Mo-Ya Casino, Indian Head Casino, Seven Feathers Casino Resort, Spirit Mountain Casino, The Mill Casino, Three Rivers Casino Resort, Three Rivers Casino Coos Bay, Wildhorse Resort & Casino
Harrah's Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack, Hollywood Casino at Penn National Racecourse, Live! Hotel & Casino Philadelphia, The Meadows Racetrack & Casino, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Mount Airey Casino Resort,
Parx Casino & Racing, Presque Isle Downs Casino, The Rivers Casino, Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, SugarHouse Casino, Valley Forge Casino Resort
East Winds Casino, Dakota Connection Casino, Dakota Sioux Casino, Fort Randall Casino, Golden Buffalo Casino, Grand River Casino, Lode Star Casino, Prairie Wind Casino, Rosebud Casino, Royal River Casino & Bingo
Bad River Casino, Grindstone Casino, Lake of the Torches Resort Casino, LCO Casino, Ho-Chunk Gaming Black River Falls, Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison, Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa, Ho-Chunk Gaming Tomah, Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells,
Ho-Chunk Gaming Wittenberg, Menominee Casino Resort, Mole Lake Casino, Potawatomi Carter Casino Hotel, North Star Mohican Casino Resort, Oneida Casino, Oneida Main Casino, IMAC Casino / Bingo Hall, Oneida Mason Street Casino,
Potawatomi Bingo Casino, St. Croix Casino Danbury, St. Croix Casino Hertel Express, St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake
Survey results of Indian casinos reopening during COVID-19
August 14, 2020
A fascinating survey of tribal casino leaders reveals the strategies and the stories of reopening during COVID-19. The survey by Seattle Entertainment Group (A Native Owned Entertainment Company) interviewed 457 tribal chairpersons and 230 tribal casino CEOs.
• 6% of native-owned casinos are still closed
• 92% of casinos say they have the procedures in place to reopen safely
• 97% of casino owners surveyed said that the $8 billion in COVID relief funds is not enough to mitigate the economic impact caused by the crisis
• 3% of casinos are confident they can resume normal operations by the end of the year
Two Indian casinos rank in the world's 4 biggest casinos
June 20, 2020
An article titled "The World's 7 Biggest Casinos" was published this week in Best US Casinos that ranks the top world casinos by the size of their gaming space. Only two US casinos were on the list and both are native american. It seemed a little bit of a surprise that no Las Vegas casino made the list.
Here is the list of The World's 7 Biggest Casinos according to Best US Casinos.
WINSTAR WORLD CASINO AND RESORT 600,000 square feet of gaming space Thackerville, Oklahoma Owned by Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma 7,400 gaming machines, 100 table games, poker room, 800-seat bingo hall, nine themed gaming plazes.
Venetian Macau 546,000 square feet gaming space
City of Dreams Casino and Resort (Macau) 420,000 square feet of gaming space
FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO 340,000 square feet of gaming space Mashantucket, Connecticut Owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation 3,400 slot machines, 250 tables and 6 different casinos
Wynn Macau Casino 273,000 square feet of gaming space
Ponte 16 Casino (Macau) 270,000 square feet of gaming space
Rio Casino Resort (Klerksdorp, South Africa) 266,330 square feet of gaming space
Tribes reopened 107 casinos across 14 states in May! More to follow!
May 31, 2020
Tribes reopened 107 casinos this month that were closed two months ago for the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional casinos have announced reopening dates in June and others have announced plans without an opening date.
Most of the casinos that reopened in May require guests and employees to wear face masks, pass a temperature check on entry, and maintain social distancing. Smoking is prohibited, slot machines are limited with up to half turned off,
table games are limited to three players using every other seat, and restaurants have less seating or provide takeout only.
Tribal casinos have reopened in these states:
Alabama - No casinos reopened in May. All three Wind Creek casinos will open June 6.
California - The first to open was Win-River Casino on May 15. That was followed by two more casinos in Northern California and eight in Southern California. An additional seven casinos have announced reopening dates in the first week of June.
Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Casino reopened May 1 becoming one of the first to open in the nation. It'se Ye-Ye Casino and Clearwater River Casino also oopened in May. The remaining tribal casinos are expected to open in June.
New York - The only casino to reopen in May was Lakeside Entertainment. In June the Oneida Nation will reopen Turning Stonem Point Place and Yellow Brick casinos. The other tibes have not annpounced dates.
Oklahoma - Oklahoma tribes reopened 43 casino in May, the most in May of any other state. Eight more casinos will open June 1. The Cherokee are preparing to open their casinos but have not announce dates.
Washington - Sixteen Indian casinos reopened during May. The first was Northern Quest Resort & Casino on May 5. The other tribal casinos, including the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, will open in June.
Small casinos may now apply for coronavirus relief loans
April 26, 2020
Small casinos were excluded from participating in the initial $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Since that time the American Gaming Association has been working endlessly to change the policy.
When the issue was brought to President Trump's attention in a press briefing April 8, he said it would look into it. The result was a revised policy announced Friday by the Small Business Administration (SBA) which will now allow small casinos to apply for PPP funds.
CEO Bill Miller of the American Gaming Association said, "I'm grateful to President Trump and his administration for recognizing that commercial and tribal gaming industry employees deserve the same support available to other small businesses, and for the significant, sustained efforts of members of Congress to amplify the need for changes to the guidelines to get small gaming operators and their employees through this challenging time."
American Indian casinos close for coronavirus pandemic
March 31, 2020
Nearly all of the Indian casinos across the nation have temporarily closed down to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The casino closures are voluntary decisions by tribes, which have sovereignty rights over state health regulations. However, during this coronavirus pandemic, these tribes are committed to strictly following the coronavirus guidelines of the federal and state governments.
The financial impact of these casino closures is devastating to most tribes whose primary source of income comes from casino revenues. The lost income is hurting the tribal programs, such as education and healthcare services, and in some cases may result in loan defaults.
The National Indian Gaming Association has requested help from the federal government. It proposes $18 billion in U.S. federal aid, which is 2% of the economic stimulus package (2% represents a proportionate share of the U.S. population).
In a letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives, the National Indian Gaming Association wrote:
"Providing the means for tribal governments to continue paying all employees' salaries and benefits will immensely help this country recover."
The National Indian Gaming Association represents 184 tribes.
The surprise winner in first place is Barona Resort & Casino in San Diego County, California. Barona is an Indian gaming casino with 2,500 slots machines, a 400-room hotel with a luxury spa, and award-winning restaurants and golf course.
USA Today's 2019 Top 3 'Best Casino Hotels' are Native American
September 26, 2019
After four weeks of voting in this year's Readers' Choice contest, USA Today announced the results of the Ten Best Casino Hotels. The top three winners are all Native American casino resorts: Mohegan Sun, Foxwoods Resort Casino and Pechanga Resort Casino.
#1 MOHEGAN SUN
Mohegan Sun as their choice for the #1 Casino Hotel Award. This is the second year in a row that Mohegan Sun has been recognized as number one.
Mohegan Sun is located in in Uncasville, Connecticut about 5 miles north of New London. The casino opened in 1996 and features 300,000 square feet of gaming space, 5,000 slot machines, 300 table games, and 42 poker tables.
There are three hotel towers, the Aspire, Earth Tower and Sky Tower, with a total of 1,563 guestrooms and suites. Amenities include two pools, a 10,000 square-foot solarium, 17,500 square-foot sun terrace, fitness centers and Mandarin Spa facilities.
#2 FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO
Foxwoods Resort Casino is located in Mashantucket, Connecticut southeast of Norwich and opened in 1993. There are six casino with a total of 350,000 square feet, 4,800 slot machines, 250 table games, and 76 poker tables.
Foxwoods has five AAA Four Diamond hotel properties: Grand Pequot Tower, The Villas, Great Cedar Hotel, Two Trees Inn, The Fox Tower. The two towers have a total of 2,266 guest rooms and suites.
#3 PECHANGA RESORT CASINO
The Pechanga Resort Casino is located in Temecula, California in the wine country of southwest Riverside County. The casino opened in 2002 and expanded to become the largest in California.
It features 4,500 slots machines, 154 table games, a poker room, high-limit gaming area, 20 restaurants and bars, and 6 entertainment venue.
The Pechanga hotel offers 1,090 rooms and suites, 13 pools and spas, and a 25,000-square-foot health spa. The golf course has been named one of Top 20 public courses in California.
USA Today's 10 Best Readers' Choice Awards has recognized the ten "Best Casinos Outside of Las Vegas." Six of the ten are Indian casino. The overall First Place Award went to Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut.
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