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    When Gaming Grows, America Gains

    September 30, 2014

    Gaming is a strong a economic engine, provides good jobs, pays for vital public services and boosts local communities.

    In the first-ever study to analyze data from three varied sectors of the industry — U.S. commercial casinos, tribal casinos and gaming equipment manufacturers — Oxford Economics presents the most comprehensive assessment undertaken of the U.S. gaming industry’s economic contribution. The study was released by the American Gaming Association as part of its Get to Know Gaming campaign.

    American voters value the casinos in their communities. A 2014 survey by respected pollsters Mark Mellman of The Mellman Group and Glen Bolger of Public Opinion Strategies shows more than 70 percent of voters believe casinos promote job creation. American voters believe casinos improve their communities and help local economies. Nearly six-in-ten voters surveyed say casinos help the economies where they are located. Oxford’s study reveals the benefits that explain this growing appreciation. 

    To read the full report, click here.

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