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According to the American Gaming Association there were 510 commercial casinos in the United States in 2014. These casinos are either land-based or riverboat casinos. In addition to these commercial casinos there were also more than 470 tribal (Native American) casinos in operation in the United States. Native American gambling operations are located on Indian reservations or other tribal land in the United States.
Total revenue of the U.S. casino gaming market is estimated to grow to more than 71 billion U.S. dollars in 2015 according to a study by Rubin Brown. The biggest market for casino gaming in the United States is the state of Nevada. Consumer spending on casino gaming in Nevada amounted to around 10.86 billion U.S. dollars in 2012. The size of casino operations in Nevada help bring jobs to the state, in 2015 casinos employed more than 170,000 people.
In recent years, one of the fastest growing markets in the global casino industry was Macau. Between 2007 and 2013, gross revenue from gaming and gambling in Macau grew from around 10.5 billion U.S. dollars to a peak of 45 billion U.S. dollars, with various games of fortune, such as baccarat, being the main growth drivers. However, since 2013 the market has been dropping. In 2014, there was a small decline of around 100 million U.S. dollars, but more critically 2015 seen a large fall in the market, with revenues of only 28.3 billion U.S. dollars.
Among the leading companies in the industry are SJM Holdings, Las Vegas Sands, Caesars Entertainment and the Galaxy Entertainment Group. The Hong Kong-based SJM Holdings company, a major player in the Macau casino market, generated about 6.34 billion U.S. dollars in revenue in 2015. The Galaxy Entertainment Group, which also operates several casinos in Macau and is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, had revenues of around 6.6 billion U.S. dollars in 2015. The U.S.-based Las Vegas Sands and Caesars Entertainment Corporation had 11.69 billion U.S. dollars and 4.7 billion U.S. dollars in revenue respectively.
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