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    NEW VIDEO: While National Media Zeros in on Atlantic City, Local Communities Celebrate Gaming’s Success in Their Regions

    August 25, 2014

    Washington, DC – Despite media focus on the challenges currently facing Atlantic City – where gaming continues to support tens of thousands of jobs and contribute hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenues – casino gaming across the country is thriving. Three casinos are creating thousands of new jobs as they open their doors this week, and voters are seeing overwhelmingly positive headlines on the local news, as media outlets across the nation, from Ohio and Pennsylvania to Mississippi and Louisiana and beyond, have reported on the outsized and ongoing economic impact of casino gaming.

    “Casino gaming is thriving across the country, and local communities are hitting the jackpot through jobs and unparalleled tax contributions that help to fund public safety, education and other vital services,” said Sara Rayme, senior vice president of public affairs for the American Gaming Association. “The cities and states working hardest to keep gaming strong will continue to benefit most from partnering with us.”

    News Outlets Around The Country: Gaming Supports Thousands Of American Jobs
    Associated Press: “Ohio gaming brings in $225 million in wages”
    ABC Washington“Maryland casinos employ 3,200 people, pay them $125 million”
    NPR: “Casinos in Indiana employ more than 12,000”
    Times-Picayune: “Louisiana casinos employed nearly 16,000 in 2013, ranks 4th for gaming employment in U.S.”
    Cleveland Plain Dealer: “Ohio’s casinos and racinos employed more than 7,000 in 2013, association says”
    NBC Philadelphia: “Pennsylvania casinos have put people to work, creating thousands of jobs”
    ABC Detroit: “Casino employees hitting the jackpot in the Motor City”
    NBC Shreveport: “Louisiana Casinos employ nearly 16,000 people in 2013”
    ABC 13 Toledo: “Ohio appears to be hitting the jackpot when it comes to casino jobs”


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