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Gaming: By The Numbers

26,700,000,000
The national revenue, $26.7 billion, of Native American casinos in 2008.
2.3
  The percentage rate of increase in revenue from 2007 to 2008.
3
 The number of Indian casinos built ‘off-reservation’ in the United States.
400
 The number of Indian gaming establishments in the United States.
12
 The number of Indian Reservations larger than Rhode Island.
1988
 The year Congress passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, which established the framework governing Indian gaming.

3,000,000

 The amount in dollars, $3 million, raised by the Poker Player Alliance to help get the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act repealed.
3,000, 142, and 28
 The numbers of slot machines, table games and poker tables, respectively, in the Cache Creek Casino Resort
 
240
 The number of Indian tribes operating casinos.
 
562
 The number of federally recognized Indian Tribes.
 
7
The number of people wounded in a gunfight at the Elem Indian Colony in Lake County, over control of the tribe’s casino, in 1995.
 
25,000
The amount in dollars that the National Indian Gaming Commission may fine in a day. For severe violations, it may close an establishment.


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