The dashboard reveals that in 2020, tribal gaming revenue surpassed that of commercial gaming.
Aided by operators being able to determine when they reopened, rather than relying on state orders, the industry was able to get back to business quicker than corporate operators.
This will have a knock-on effect in the years to 2025; while commercial casino revenue will not return to 2019 levels until 2022, tribal operators will surpass that total this year, and continue to grow from there.
By 2025, H2 believes tribal revenue will reach $40.52bn, compared to $37.61bn for their corporate counterparts. This represents a 17.2% increase from 2019, and a 55.4% jump from 2020, when the industry was shuttered by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
This means that from 2020 onwards, tribal gaming will account for the majority of US casino gross win. Its market share is expected to peak at 55.3% this year, before falling to 50.6% as the commercial sector recovers in 2022.
However H2 believes that it will continue to be the dominant force through to 2025, at which point its market share will have increased slightly, to 51.9%.
Scroll down for the full dashboard, an exclusive extract from the Tribal Gaming Report, which will be available from Wednesday (21 April). Compiled by PKC Gaming & Leisure Consultancy, this offers the most comprehensive picture of Native American gaming available.
H2 Gambling Capital is the gambling industry’s leading consulting, market intelligence and data team. The company has a track record of 15 years focused on the global gambling industry, its projections have been influential in shaping legislators’ and investors’ views of the gambling sector across the globe.