Indian gaming convention looks to the future

NIGA2009 was a significant year for America’s Indian casinos, but not in the way they’d hoped. The nation’s 442 Indian casinos took in $500M less than the previous year, the first year ever in which revenues failed to top the previous year’s numbers. At the National Indian Gaming Association convention, blame for the downturn is placed on the overall economic recession and the continued expansion of internet gambling, but most tribes are hopeful that as the economy improves, so will fortunes at their slots and tables. Read more.