SACRAMENTO – The report submitted by the independent economic and consulting firm, Beacon Economics after its 2010 survey on thirteen gaming tribes in California says that the tribal gaming operations have benefited California to the tune of $7.5 billion and provided over fifty two thousand jobs throughout the state. The study was conducted on small & large casinos in the rural and urban markets that facilitated restaurants, hotels, entertainment opportunities and retain business activities. The jobs provided include thirty thousand related with the casinos whereas the rest twenty two thousand pertain to other activities such as construction and related fields. The tribes are saved from paying any income tax on the revenues from the casino activities as they are located on the self-governed & federally approved Indian reservations. The gaming activities contribute approx $465 million through tax revenues through payroll & income taxes and property taxes. Daniel Tucker, the CNIGA chairman expressed that the California Tribes have made commitment to the people and government in terms of employment opportunities. Eighty percent of the job opportunities are availed of by the non-tribal members with huge salaries, almost more than double of California’s hospitality industry workers. The founding partner of Beacon Economics in Los Angeles, Christopher Thornberg said that considerable contribution to the California tax base is made by the Indian gaming activities. The money that could flow over to Nevada has been retained for development of the California economy through the gaming operations by the Indian Tribe, said Thornberg.
The president of Buellton Chamber of Commerce, Ron Anderson commented that the Chumash Casino Resort near Solvang, the only Indian gaming facility in Ventura-Santa Barbara County region is run by the tribe and employs over 1,700 people. The facility contributes greatly towards the local high school and new football field construction apart from attracting the tourists who are of great help for boosting Buellton’s economy, said Anderson. The news conference held by CNIGA on Wednesday celebrated the role of the Indian gaming and California gaming tribes for their million dollars’ annual donations for the homeless and cancer sufferers. The gaming funds have been distributed among the non-gaming tribes too, approx $818 million after enactment of the 1999 first tribal-gaming compacts.
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