The Tribal Gaming Dashboard, featuring data from H2 Gambling Capital, provides exclusive insights into the growth of Native American gaming revenue in recent years.
The dashboard reveals that in 2020, tribal gaming revenue surpassed that of commercial gaming.
Aided by operators being able to determine when they reopened, rather than relying on state orders, the industry was able to get back to business quicker than corporate operators.
This will have a knock-on effect in the years to 2025; while commercial casino revenue will not return to 2019 levels until 2022, tribal operators will surpass that total this year, and continue to grow from there.
By 2025, H2 believes tribal revenue will reach $40.52bn, compared to $37.61bn for their corporate counterparts. This represents a 17.2% increase from 2019, and a 55.4% jump from 2020, when the industry was shuttered by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
This means that from 2020 onwards, tribal gaming will account for the majo..