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About casino ownership, management and operations

Up until the 1980's most casinos were owned and managed by the mob and gambling was the main focus. Then large corporations noticed the huge profit potential of this mostly cash business. Businesses started buying casinos and applied a new business model that separated the casino business into four separate profit centers, gaming, food-beverages, accommodations, and entertainment. Then the gambling image was softened by referring to casinos as entertainment resorts and gambling is now called gaming. Many casino owners also own racetracks and the current trend is to purchase racetracks in non-casino states that are considering legalizing gambling because this is a short cut to building a new casino if gambling is legalized.

Today most large casinos in the USA are owned by corporations or Native American Indian tribes and sometimes a partnership between the two. In other countries casinos are operated by corporations that are licensed by the local country. It is not unusual for these companies to own ten or fifteen casinos in different states or countries. The following shows the businesses and Indian tribes that own and operate multiple casinos.

Vacation cruise ships also have casinos which is one of the best profit centers on the ship.

Casino Corporations
Qty. Corporate Name State/Country Major Brands
8 Ameristar Casinos U.S. Ameristar, Cactus Petes, Horseshu
16 Boyd Gaming U.S. Borgata, Orleans and Sam's Town
26 Gala Coral Group United Kingdom Gala Casinos
45+ Genting Casinos International Circus, Maxims, Mint, Highlands, Resort World
55 Groupe Partouche International Many names, most casinos are in France
37 Lucien Barriere International Lucien Barriere Hotel Resorts
51 Caesars Ent. International Harrah's, Caesars and Horseshoe
15 Herbst Gaming U.S. Terrible's Brand Name
16+ IGGR International Crown and other names
15 Isle of Capri U.S. Isle of Capri and Lady Luck brand franchise
28 Jacobs Entertain. U.S. Gilpin, Gold Dust, Colonial Downs, etc.
20 JOA Group France A variety of names
6 Las Vegas Sands International Venetian, Palazzo, Sands Resorts
15 MGM Resorts International MGM, Bellagio, Mirage, Mandalay Bay, etc.
6 Northern Star N. Nevada Model T, El Capitan, Scoreboard, Commercial
23 Penn National U.S. Argosy, Hollywood, etc.
5 Peninsula Gaming U.S. Diamond Jo, Kansas Star, etc.
6 Peppermill Casinos Nevada Peppermill, Western Village, Rainbow Club
7 Pinnacle Enter. U.S. Boomtown, River City, Belterra, etc.
20+ Rank Group United Kingdom Grosvenor, G Casinos
13 Station Casinos Nevada Station brand franchise
19 Tranchant Casinos France A variety of names
9 Tropicana Enter. U.S. Tropicana and a variety of other names
3 Trump Enterainment New Jersey Trump Marina, Trump Plaza and Taj Mahal
       
Casinos Owned by Native American Indians
Qty. Corporate Name State Major Brands
3 Arizona Wild Horse Pass, Lone Bute, Vee Quiva
3 Arizona Desert Diamond Casinos
7 Florida Hard Rock, Hollywood
5 Michigan Kewadin Casino brand name
8 Oklahoma Cherokee, Hard Rock, Will Rogers
7 Oklahoma Choctaw Casino brand name