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Indian gaming fuels industry's growth in US
Las Vegas Sun,
Tuesday, January 16, 2007 at 5:43:35 PM
In the early 1960s, no states ran lotteries, only one - Nevada - allowed casinos, and Indian tribes had yet to discover bingo or glitzy casino halls.
Today, 42 states operate lotteries, 37 have commercial, Indian or racetrack casinos and only two - Utah and Hawaii - don't allow any form of gambling.
The gaming industry is a billion-dollar business in the United States, raking in $84.8 billion in 2005 alone. And revenues are rising steadily.
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