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July 26, 2012

Area tribes with casinos produce revenues of nearly $10 million for Oklahoma

Seven American Indian tribes that operate casinos in Northeastern Oklahoma together contributed more than $10 million to Oklahoma state revenues in fiscal year 2012.

The information is from the Oklahoma Office of State Finance.

The Ottawa Tribe, which has High Winds Casino in Miami, had the biggest increase among the tribes to state revenues — nearly 28 percent

The Peoria Tribe, which operates Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, also increased its contribution to the state by nearly 15 percent.

The Quapaw Tribe, which operates Downstream Casino Resort and the Quapaw Casino, produced the most revenues for the state among the tribes, at more than $6.5 million.

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