The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

State and Nation

February 27, 2013

Alabama Creeks lead nation in gambling growth



MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A new national study says Alabama's Creek Indian casinos have experienced record-setting growth for the fourth year due to the state's crackdown on privately operated casino.

The Indian Gaming Industry Report by Casino City said Wednesday revenue for Alabama's Indian casinos grew by 26.4 percent in 2011. That was the fourth straight year where Alabama led the nation in revenue growth for Indian gambling. Report author Alan Meister said the Poarch Band of Creek Indians increased the number of gambling machines it operated at its Montgomery, Atmore and Wetumpka casinos by 28 percent in 2011. The machines totaled 4,200 at year's end. He said the Creeks expanded their Montgomery casino in 2011 and are now expanding their Wetumpka operation.

The report does not include dollar figures due to confidentiality agreements.

1
Text Only
State and Nation
Poll

What is your favorite Easter candy?

Chocolate bunnies
Marshmallow chicks
Chocolate eggs with filling
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dead at 87 Beau Biden Plans 2016 Run for Del. Governor Chelsea Clinton Is Pregnant Horseless Carriage Introduced at NY Auto Show Obama Hopeful on Ukraine, Will Watch Russians Flamingo Frenzy Ahead of Zoo Construction Crew Criticized Over Handling of Ferry Disaster Agreement Reached to Calm Ukraine Tensions Raw: Pope Francis Performs Pre-easter Ritual Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later Sister of Slain MIT Officer Reflects on Bombing
Twitter Updates
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Business Marquee