Indian Gaming Revenue Jumps to Record $39 Billion
August 12, 2022
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) today announced last year's Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR) for Indian gaming establishments at the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association's Tradeshow and Conference. The Indian gaming numbers increased 40 percent to $39 billion for fiscal year 2021 - the highest ever reported by the NIGC.
"Gaming Revenue for FY 2021 is the highest in Indian gaming history, with all NIGC administrative regions showing a positive increase from FY 2020," the NIGC reported in a press release. "This is Indian gaming's largest increase, following its greatest decrease brought on by a record level of pandemic-related closures. With the pandemic still at the top of mind for tribes, Indian gaming continues to show its resiliency through innovative operational advancements and the steadfast leadership of tribal regulatory authorities."
According to the NIGC, the annual announcement is based on independent audit reports from 510 Indian gaming establishments operated by 243 tribes in 29 states on Indian land. This year's GGR is an increase of 40 percent over fiscal year 2020, and a 13% increase from fiscal year 2019, according to the NIGC announcement today.