Indian Gaming Ent. consist of gambling businesses ran on Indian or tribal land. Indian tribes are given limited control over the businesses and so they are given the ability to set up gambling enterprises or casinos outside of direct state directive. The tribal government, the Interior Department, the Congress, and the National Indian Gaming Commission, regulates Indian gaming.
There are more than 300 Indian gaming properties all over USA and there has been an intense growth in the revenue generated by these casinos. Even in the wake of economic downturn of 2008 when rest of the gambling industry led by Las Vegas and Atlantic City is crying for help, the Indian casinos have seen a steady increase in its revenue.
However, Indian Gaming Regulatory Act insists that tribal gambling net income be used in five areas. For funding tribal government programs. For general welfare for the tribe and members. For promoting tribal development economicly. For pledges to charitable causes. For funding the local government agencies that provide valuable services to tribes.
All the tribes devote a portion of their compensation for the economic benefit of their community by giving contributions to charitable organization and local governments.
More and more US casino players now prefer to play in Indian casinos rather than traveling to Vegas or Atlantic City to satisfy their lust for gambling. Indian casinos have adapted themselves to modern gaming technology and provide gaming and entertainment atmosphere at par to casinos in Vegas. Foxwoods is the largest casino in USA that is an Indian casino.