Tribal casinos are on a roll, outpacing national industry

Posted: April 16, 2017 at 2:03 a.m.

Pam Thurman of Grove, Okla., plays on a machine at Cherokee Casino in Grove. In 2015 — the latest year available — gambling operations run by American Indian tribes for the first time bested other gambling segments.

Oklahoma casinos owned and operated by American Indian tribes saw gambling revenue rise in 2015 and their associated hotels and restaurants made strong gains in nongambling revenue.

Players circulate the gambling floor at Cherokee Casino in Grove, Okla. In a recently released report, tribal gambling in Oklahoma in 2015 took in $4....

A map showing major American Indian-owned casino operations near Arkansas’ border

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