Indian tribes across the US have been successful in opening gaming facilities that cater to gamblers that had been looking for a casino experience. With many states banning casinos, the tribe’s were able to carve a place in the market through compacts with these states.
Over the past decade, US states have become more proactive in bringing regulated private casinos to their areas. That has resulted in two different sets of rules for casinos, one for private owners, and another for tribal casinos.
“This is becoming a big problem in states where new casinos have been regulated,” said analyst Trevor Thompson. “States such as Florida, New York, and West Virginia, where lawmakers have heavily regulated casino gambling, only to have those regulations ignored by the tribal casinos.