December 30, 2011
List of casinos and the number of games they run.
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The “Five C’s” that traditionally made up the bulk of Arizona’s economy — copper, climate, cattle, cotton, citrus — may need to make room for a sixth: casinos. Revenue from Arizona’s 22 casinos far surpassed cattle, cotton and citrus in the most recent figures available for each. Casinos took in nearly $1.7 billion during fiscal 2011, which ended June 30, according to the Arizona Department of Gaming’s annual report. By comparison, cattle industry receipts totaled $637 million in 2010 and another $650 million from dairy products. Casinos are the largest part of an Arizona gaming industry that exceeded $2 billion when Arizona Lottery games — including Powerball and scratch-off tickets — were included. The lotteries grossed $584 million in fiscal 2011.