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    State of the States 2019

    The comprehensive overview of U.S. commercial gaming in 2018, providing detailed information on the U.S. gaming market and financial performance data in each commercial gaming state.

    State of the States 2019

    June 11, 2019

    Key findings include:
    $41.7 billion generated in gaming revenue in 2018, the highest-ever annual total
    $9.7 billion paid in gaming taxes to state and local governments, with more billions generated in incomes, sales and other taxes
    12 of 24 states with commercial casinos reported record annual gaming revenue in 2018

    State of the States 2019: The AGA Survey of the Commercial Casino Industry, is the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) signature research report and the definitive economic analysis of U.S. commercial casino industry and the significant economic impact it has in the 24 U.S. states with commercial gaming operations.

    For each of the 24 jurisdictions, the report analyzes gaming revenue and gaming taxes generated by commercial casino locations for the calendar year 2018. In addition, the report provides an overview of the primary competition faced by casinos in each state and summarizes the year’s major gaming policy discussions.