While Washington Talks About Jobs, Gaming Is Creating Them

Press Release
July 23, 2014

Washington, DC – American Gaming Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement after the Senate vote on the Bring Jobs Home Act:

“While Washington is talking about jobs, the gaming industry is creating them. News outlets across the country have reported on the hundreds of thousands of American jobs that pay well above the minimum wage and offer fulfilling careers in a range of professions that extend beyond the casino floor. Americans feel more favorably toward casino gaming than ever before, and they recognize that gaming creates jobs, boosts small businesses and positively affects local communities. We will continue to work with our partners in Congress and in cities and towns across the country to ensure that casinos can continue to strengthen communities.”

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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