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    BR casino market posts gains in Oct.

    Baton Rouge’s three riverboat casinos brought in more money in October than they did the year before, with all the properties posting gains over 2013 figures. The riverboats brought in nearly $21.8 million in October, compared with almost $21.4 million in October 2013, a 1.9 percent gain, according to figures released Thursday by State Police. […]

    Study finds Maine’s casinos had $227 million economic impact in 2013

    Maine’s two casinos support nearly 1,500 jobs in the state, pay about $83 million in taxes, and last year had a total economic impact of $227 million, according to a study released by the American Gaming Association on Thursday. “This research reveals a vast industry that boosts local communities across Maine by supporting jobs and […]

    What’s gambling worth to Ohio?

    Ohio’s casinos and racinos were responsible for $2.2 billion of the state’s economy in 2013, according to a new study commissioned by the American Gaming Association. And that number is expected to increase this year with the opening of additional racinos. The gambling venues were responsible for about 7,500 jobs and generated $672.5 million in […]

    Report: 1,500 jobs linked to casinos in Maine

    (AP) — A new report funded by the American Gaming Association says Maine’s two casinos have created nearly 1,500 jobs. The report conducted by Oxford Economics suggests Maine’s unemployment rate would rise from 5.8 percent to 6.4 percent without the casinos in Oxford and Bangor. The figure of 1,500 jobs includes about 800 direct jobs, […]

    Study: Casino gaming adds $3.6B to NY economy

    By: Haley Viccaro Casino gaming contributes $3.6 billion to New York’s economy and supports about 14,600 jobs in the state,according to a study conducted by Oxford Economics and released by the American Gaming Association. The gaming industry also generates $1.3 billion in tax revenues to local, state and federal governments, according to the study. Nationwide, casino […]

    Casino Gaming Industry Looks Forward to Partnering with the NBA, Others to Thwart Illegal Gambling

    Washington, DC –American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement today after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver penned an op-ed on sports betting in the New York Times: “Legal, regulated sports betting protects the integrity of casino games and the consumers who partake in them. In some cases, sports books in Nevada have even notified […]

    AGA making its voice heard on major gaming issues

    A few years ago, the American Gaming Association would have stayed away from the recent Massachusetts ballot referendum matter, where voters had a chance to kill the state’s nascent casino industry before the first hand of blackjack was dealt. The Washington, D.C.-based association wanted states and cities to decide whether gaming expansion was right for […]

    Players Advantage: Casinos add $4.8 billion to state economy, study finds

    Casinos add $4.8 billion a year to Pennsylvania’s economy and are directly responsible for 17,759 jobs in the state, says a new study sponsored by the American Gaming Association. The impact could grow with a greater “partnership” between policy makers and the industry, the group’s top executive says. “As competition emerges in neighboring states, it […]