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COPY-Commission reports tribal casinos earned $19.4 billion in 2004

LAS VEGAS Tribal casinos around the nation earned 19-point-four (b) billion dollars in gross revenues in 2004. That's according to the federal agency that regulates Indian gambling.

The National Indian Gaming Commission in Washington D-C, reported revenues at 367 tribal casinos and gambling outlets rose about 15 percent, from 16-point-eight (b) billion dollars in 2003.

Tribal gambling revenues in a region including Louisiana, Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina and New York totaled four-point-eight (b) billion dollars, up 11-and-a-half percent. Individual state figures were not available.

Alabama has only one federally recognized tribe, the Poarch Creeks near Atmore.

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