In Focus: Indian Nations

Number of gaming tribes nationwide, operating 425 gambling enterprises in 28 states

26.5 billion
Indian gaming revenue, in dollars, 2007

Percentage of this money generated by the 62 top casinos in California and Connecticut

Percent increase in per capita income in California gaming tribes between 1990 and 2000

Percent of total Indian casinos nationwide this 62 represents

Percent increase for California non-gaming tribes, 1990-2000

Average per capita income on gaming reservations in California in 2000, 53 percent of the national average

Percent poverty rate in gaming reservations in California, down from 36 percent in 1990

Points, out of 1,000, recorded by the Barona Resort & Casino on the June 24 JD Power & Associates ranking of California Indian Casinos. Other top casinos include Red Hawk, Valley View and Viejas.

Layoffs at the Colusa Casino Resort, out of 480 employees, due to the recent downturn in gambling revenues

Hotel rooms closed by Jackson Rancheria Casino in June do structural problems with their building. They also cancelled several concerts, and are suing contractors for faulty construction.

Miles a bicycle team from the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma will ride this summer retracing the famed Trail of Tears from Georgia to Oklahoma.

Years Diane J. Humetewa served as the first native American U.S. Attorney from Arizona. Humetewa, a member of the Hopi Tribe, was a Bush appointee and is about to be replaced by the Obama administration.

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