Katherine A. Spilde, Dr. Anthony Lucas
Global Gaming Business Magazine
Publication year: 2017


Tribal governments rely upon casino revenues for economic development, nation-building and critical community prerogatives. For many tribes, governmental revenues rely heavily on profits from slots, which often represent the super-majority of the total operating profit for an entire tribal gaming enterprise.

Tribal governments hire and empower casino operators with the task of maximizing the revenues of their gaming floor using multiple strategies. For tribes that cater to a more local (repeater-market) clientele, the gaming floor is the main attraction. For other tribes, the casino is just one component of a much larger integrated resort that offers hotel rooms, restaurants, entertainment, a spa and other services… read more.