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State of Play

Explore the national and state-by-state impact of the casino gaming industry, as well as key regulatory and statutory requirements in each state.

  • Number of Casinos 10

  • Economic Impact $353.5 Million

  • Jobs Supported 3,305

  • Tax Impact & Tribal Revenue Share $38.9 Million

  • Gross Gaming Revenue $157.1 Million (2016)

Size of circle indicates number of casinos in the area.

All location data is as of Dec. 31, 2020.

Idaho has four compacted tribes: the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, the Nez Perce Tribe, and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation.

The tribal gaming commission has the primary responsibility for the on-site regulation, control and security of the gaming operation.

The Idaho State Lottery has the limited authority to monitor and inspect the gaming operations to ensure that the gaming operation is conducted in compliance with the compact and applicable regulations.

The Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, and the Nez Perce Tribe may all enter into management contracts for the management and operation of their tribal casinos. Under the terms of the Shoshone-Bannock Compact, in the event the tribe chooses to engage an outside management company, the tribe and the state must negotiate amendments to the compact.

All four compacts authorize the Idaho State Lottery to operate within the reservations subject to the tribes’ approval. Under the terms of the Nez Perce Compact, Idaho agrees to pay to the Nez Perce Tribe an annual fee equal to 10% of the total annual net sales made by the Idaho State Lottery in the communities and surrounding unincorporated trading areas.

All four compacts remain in perpetuity, unless renegotiated, replaced, or terminated.

AVAILABLE GAMING LICENSES
Manufacturer/Distributor License

For more information on available gaming licenses, see Regulatory Fact Sheet.

REVENUE SHARE
The tribal-state compacts for the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, and the Nez Perce Tribe require the tribes to contribute five percent of its annual net gaming income to the state.

TAX PROMOTIONAL CREDITS
None

WITHHOLDINGS ON WINNINGS
None

STATE USE OF REVENUE
The state uses revenue from tribal gaming to support local educational programs and schools on or near the reservation.

TRIBAL USE OF REVENUE
Requirements as described in IGRA.

STATUTORY FUNDING REQUIREMENT
None

SELF-EXCLUSION
None

COMPLIMENTARY ALCOHOLIC DRINKS
None

ADVERTISING RESTRICTIONS
Advertising restrictions are only found in the Shoshone-Bannock tribal-state gaming compact.

ON-PREMISE DISPLAY REQUIREMENT
None

AGE RESTRICTIONS
18 is the minimum age for taking part in gambling at the state’s tribal casinos.

OPERATION ON HOLIDAYS
Yes

TESTING REQUIREMENTS
None

ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING REQUIREMENTS
Federal compliance requirements under the Bank Secrecy Act.

SHIPPING REQUIREMENTS
Federal shipping requirements under the Johnson Act.

RESTRICTIONS ON POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS
Yes

CREDIT OFFERED TO PATRONS
None

LEGAL SINGLE GAME SPORTS BETTING
Not allowed