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Report: Gambling industry paid out $38B in taxes

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gambling officials say the industry paid out a jackpot-worthy $38 billion in federal, state and local taxes in 2013. It’s the first time the American Gaming Association has added tribal casinos and casino game makers into the mix for its annual study of the industry’s impact in the U.S. The Associated […]

‘Basic economics apply to casinos’: Opposing view

Communities benefit most from gaming when they build a diversified economy. In the wake of several casino closings in Atlantic City, gaming critics are out in force with, “I told you so — gaming can’t save an economy.” Guess what? We agree. Instead of viewing gaming as a panacea to cure all economic ills, policymakers […]

American Gaming Association Announces New Partnership with the American Bus Association to Promote Safety

Washington, DC – As part of the gaming industry’s continual effort to promote and ensure safety for its patrons and communities, the American Gaming Association (AGA) and American Bus Association (ABA), the premier and largest industry trade association representing Motorcoach companies in North America, announced today a new partnership to promote safety, share best practices with industry personnel […]

American Gaming Association Recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month

Washington, DC –American Gaming Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins today and continues through October 15: “The gaming industry is grateful to the thousands of Hispanic employees across the country who make significant contributions to the world-class entertainment experience we provide. From Nevada to New York and everywhere in […]

Area projects share $12.4M in casino profits

A partnership developing the Trader’s and Hazleton National bank buildings in downtown Hazleton received a state grant of $500,000, Sen. John Yudichak, D-14, and Rep. Tarah Toohil, R-116, said Tuesday when listing other grants in Luzerne County that total $12.4 million from gaming funds paid by the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. DHD Realty will […]

Facts about Casino Gaming in Atlantic City

While the Atlantic City gaming market faces challenges today as it adapts to increased competition from surrounding states, it is important not to forget the truly significant contributions gaming has made to the city, county and state since the first casino opened its doors in 1978. Casino gaming has generated $9.3 billion in tax revenue for essential […]

Facts about Casino Gaming in Atlantic City

While the Atlantic City gaming market faces challenges today as it adapts to increased competition from surrounding states, it is important not to forget the truly significant contributions gaming has made to the city, county and state since the first casino opened its doors in 1978. Casino gaming has generated $9.3 billion in tax revenue for essential […]