Indian casino revenue up 7 percent in New Mexico

March 27, 2014 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new report shows revenue at New Mexico’s Indian casinos was up 7 percent in 2012 as tribes increased slot machines but reduced table games.

[auth] The annual Casino Cities Indian Gaming Industry Report released Wednesday shows revenue at New Mexico’s 25 Class III gaming facilities increased to $864 million in 2012. The number of slot machines rose 3 percent to 16,281, while the number of table games fell 7 percent to 261.

Nationally, the report says revenue at Indian casinos rose 2 percent in 2012 to hit an all-time high of $281 billion in 2012, although that growth was outpaced by commercial casinos and racinos.

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