Tribal Gaming: By The Numbers

 Tribes operating 58 casinos in California at present.

Counties, representing 74 percent of California’s population, had no gaming facilities in 2005

 Slots per 1,000 persons in Yolo county in 2005

 Slot machine density per 1,000 inhabitants for California as a whole (2000)

  Slot machine density per 1,000 inhabitants for California as a whole (2005), a growth of 0.97 slots per 1,000 people in five years.

 Poverty rates among families living on tribal with
gaming in California are twice as high compared to national and state averages.

$3.4 billion
Aggregate figure representing the additional income associated with the establishment of gaming in California.

 Federal Grants to American Indians in California between 1993 – 2003

11% Versus 1%
Increase in individuals completing high school in gaming vs. non-gaming tribes (1990-2000).

24% Versus 16%
Increase in individuals completing college in
gaming vs. non-gaming tribes (1990-2000).

1 or 5 years
A person with a gambling problem may sign up for a Self-Exclusion form which would ban him or her from collecting any winnings or recovering any losses for the specified time period.  Self-Exclusions forms are voluntary, irrevocable, and can give someone restricted access to gaming establishments for either one year, five years, or a lifetime.   

Pathological gamblers that will attempt suicide, almost all pathological gamblers seriously consider suicide.


Adult Californians that may be at-risk for developing problems managing their gambling.


Year the founding of the California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA), a non-profit organization comprised of federally-recognized tribal governments, was founded.

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