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    Across 40 States, Gaming Generates $38 Billion in State, Federal and Local and Gaming Taxes for Vital Public Services

    Press Release
    April 15, 2015

    Washington, DC – As millions of Americans and businesses file their tax returns, casino gaming is contributing more than its fair share in support of local communities across the United States. According to a recent Oxford Economics study, casinos generate $38 billion in federal, state, local and gaming taxes, which pay for education, law enforcement, community development and other important public services.

    Overall, gaming contributes $240 billion to U.S. economy and supports approximately 1.7 million American jobs and nearly $73.5 billion in income.

    INFOGRAPHIC: Gaming generates $38 billion in taxes

    “Gaming is a valued community partner that contributes billions of dollars in support of vital public services to hundreds of towns across the country,” said Sara Rayme, senior vice president of public affairs at the American Gaming Association (AGA). “We look forward to continuing to work with federal, state and local leaders on policies that help gaming build on the strong partnerships we’ve developed to benefit communities across the nation.”

    For more details, visit the AGA’s online tool, “By the Book,” which provides a wealth of information about how the gaming industry is regulated in each state.

    About AGA: The American Gaming Association is the premier national trade group representing the $240 billion U.S. casino industry, which supports 1.7 million jobs in 40 states.  AGA members include commercial and tribal casino operators, suppliers and other entities affiliated with the gaming industry.  It is the mission of the AGA to be the single most effective champion of the industry, relentlessly protecting against harmful and often misinformed public policies, and paving a path for growth, innovation and reinvestment.




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