Tribal casinos in the US could take a nearly $2 billion revenue hit and face huge compliance costs and job losses in the wake of a proposed federal crackdown on Class II gambling machines, a new study finds. The report, undertaken on behalf of the National Indian Gaming Commission, is likely to intensify an already heated debate over plans for tough new regulations for bingo slots and similar machines.Indian casinos could lose anywhere from $575 million to $1.8 billion if the federal commission, which oversees tribal gaming, pushes ahead with new rules that would effectively revamp the Class II gaming sector, the study by Alan Meister of the Analysis Group finds.
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