It's worth noting that data recently gathered by the National Indian Gaming Commission says Indian gaming revenue figures for 2010 remained unchanged from the year before.
- The NIGC looks at seven regions for gaming by tribes. Of those, the largest growth in '09 and '10 occurred in the Oklahoma Region and the Portland Region. The Northwest (Portland) region includes 50 gaming operations across Washington, Idaho and Oregon. In this area the major tribes with gaming are the Kalispels (Northern Quest), The Spokanes (two casinos) and the Coeur d'Alene (Coeur d'Alene Casino and Resort).
- The gains for the Portland region were 6 percent in 2009 and 5 percent in 2010. The Oklahoma-Texas region also reported a 5 percent gain in 2010; no other region had a higher gain in that year.
- In 2010, 55 percent of Indian gaming operations reported gaming revenue less than $25 million. Of tribes making money in 2010, roughly 62 percent had gaming revenue less than $10 million.
- For 2010, 49 percent of Indian gaming operations reported an an increase in gaming revenues. Of these operations, approximately 10 percent showed more than a 50 percent gain over 2009.
- Approximately 51 percent of gaming operators reported a gaming revenue decrease from their 2009 gaming revenues; however, three quarters of these operations experienced decreases of less than 10 percent.