A study has shown that the economy in Oklahoma has been effected by billions of
dollars from casinos owned by Native Americans.
Oklahoma City University's Steven C. Agee Economic Research and Policy Institute
conducted the study. The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association commissioned the
In 2014 people visited tribal casinos over 38 million times. 23,000 employees
were paid in benefits and wages $1.16 billion. $580 million was also paid to
companies provide support services for the casinos. 14,000 people are employed
by these companies.
40 percent of the casino workforce are tribal members. 60 percent do not have a
tribal affiliation. 54 percent of casino employees were women.
In 2014, $6.3 billion was added to the state's economy.
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