Induced and indirect impact on the economic output on the State of Oklahoma from both construction and operations is estimated to equal just over $2.2 billion annually, giving a total economic impact of $7.2 billion from annual operations and construction. Of that, 60 percent occurred in rural areas.
Tribal Government Gaming direct output was $4.75 billion in 2015, representing 3 percent of private production in the Oklahoma economy.
Annual employee benefits of almost $334 million including healthcare, dental and life insurance, and retirement plans.
Tribal Government Gaming Operations and Related Facilities supported 27,944 ongoing jobs in 2015, of which 76.6 percent were full-time. Rural Gaming Operations accounted for 18,470 or 66.1 percent of these jobs; urban Gaming facilities accounted for 9,474 jobs, or 33.9 percent.
In 2018, Oklahoma Tribal Government Gaming Operations and their employees paid out almost $339 million in payroll-related taxes, including nearly $35 million in income taxes to the State of Oklahoma.
Annual wages, salaries and tips of almost $1.09 billion in 2018.
Almost 45.9 million visits to Oklahoma Tribal Government Gaming Operations occurred in 2015, including 18.7 million from out of state. Rural gaming facilities account for 29.3 million visits, or 63.9 percent, which includes almost 84 percent of total out-of-state visits.
more than $1.623 Billion
Oklahoma Tribal Governments have paid the State a total of more than $1.623 billion in Exclusivity Fees since 2006.
In 2015 alone, Oklahoma Tribal Government Gaming Operations spent $363 million on capital improvements, creating an estimated 2,768 jobs and earnings of almost $124 million in the construction industry.
Induced and indirect impact on employment in the State of Oklahoma, from both construction and operations, is estimated to equal 17,050 on-going jobs, giving a total employment impact of 48,942 jobs from annual operations and construction. Of this, 64 percent occurred in rural areas.
Induced and indirect impact on earnings in the State of Oklahoma from construction and operations is estimated to equal more than $713 million annually, giving a total earnings impact from annual operations and construction of $2.3 billion, of which 64 percent occurred in rural areas.
We are sincerely grateful to the Tribal Members of the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association. Tribal Members are those tribes with operating within the state of Oklahoma. As a part of their membership, their associated information is listed below.
Thank you to the Associate Members of the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association. Associate Members are vendors operating within the gaming industry, and as part of their membership, we are pleased to list them here.