SOURCE: Casino City

October 03, 2007 20:00 ET

U.S. Commercial Gaming Grows 8.2%, to Reach Nearly $92.7 Billion

NEWTON, MA--(Marketwire - October 3, 2007) - Casino City's North American Gaming Almanac and CD, released today by Casino City Press, reports that in 2006 gaming revenue in the US grew 8.2 percent, for a total of $92.68 billion.

The Almanac contains almost 600 pages on the North American gaming market, including market profiles for each state and Canadian province and nearly 1,000 charts and tables. Property rankings are also included, with top properties listed by type of gaming activity and property, and number of gaming positions, machines, table games, and hotel rooms.

Each gaming market profile includes a market overview, net gaming revenue by type, gaming property counts, machine and table game counts and distribution, gaming property profiles by type and by location, property owner profiles, and regulatory bodies.

"The North American Gaming Almanac is now a must-have for anyone seeking to understand the state of the gaming industry today," says Michael Corfman, president and CEO of Casino City Press. "Users include financial analysts at investment banks, casino operators, gaming analysts at casinos, market research consultants, major industry suppliers, regulators, and libraries and universities. The Almanac helps them develop benchmarks, analyze competitors, monitor industry trends, and gather market data to support their business plan."

Key findings in Casino City's North American Gaming Almanac:

Across the U.S. and Canada:

--  Casino and card room gaming accounted for 48% of total North American
    gaming revenue, lotteries for 24%, and tribal gaming for almost 22%.
    
--  The largest inflation-adjusted growth, an increase of 7.31%, was seen
    in tribal gaming.
    
--  Revenue from lotteries grew by 4.91% and casino and card room gaming
    by 5.56%.
    
--  Both charitable gaming and race/sports wagering experienced declines
    in 2006, but they were smaller than the 2005 rates.
    

The North American Gaming Almanac CD version includes profiles and statistics for nearly 1,400 gaming properties plus more than 300 annual reports, useful analysis tools, an interactive gaming property map, and other features.

Together with Casino City's Indian Gaming Industry Report by Dr. Alan Meister, the Almanac provides comprehensive coverage of gaming in the North American marketplace.

Details on both publications and on other Casino City Press titles are available at www.CasinoCityPress.com.

Contact Information

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