Tribal Border Casinos are Highly Profitable
March 10, 2008
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - State Treasurer Scott Meacham estimates that 25 percent of
all Oklahoma casino revenues come from out-of-state gamblers at Indian casinos
near the Texas, Kansas and Missouri state lines. That might be a "modest
estimate" he said.
The Choctaw Casino in Pocola estimates 68% of their customers are from out of
state, primarily from western Arkansas communities including
Fort Smith, Fayetteville and Van Buren.
There are four casinos along U.S. Highway 77 near the Kansas border:
1. Native Lights Casino (Tonkawa Tribe)
2. Southwind Casino (Kaw Nation of Oklahoma)
3. Lil' Bit of Paradise Casino (Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Oklahoma)
4. First Council Casino (Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Oklahoma)
5. Future - Fancy Dance Casino (Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma)
The Quapaw Tribe is building a $300 million Downstream Casino Resort on three
parcels of land in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. The casino will be on the
The Kiowas and the Comanches, operate
casinos in Devol.
The only major highway without a casino near the border is Interstate 40 in
western Oklahoma crossing into Texas.
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