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    Casinos no death knell for lotteries

    Casino opponents are forecasting a doomsday for the Massachusetts State Lottery if casinos are allowed to open in the state, but their predictions are not supported by the results in other large states that have introduced casinos into mature lottery markets, according to specialists and a Globe analysis. Citing a study written by a Massachusetts lawmaker in […]

    Coast casinos go pink in October

    Casinos in South Mississippi are joining businesses across the Coast raising awareness and money for breast cancer research in October. Harrah’s Gulf Coast created a “Pink Zone,” where blackjack table felts have been switched from green to pink. Exterior lighting also glows a pale pink during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “All month long, our bar […]

    Casinos and racinos have not yet led to an increase in problem gambling, officials say

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Ohio’s eleven casinos and racinos have not yet led to an increase in problem gambling, officials say. They credit strong prevention and education efforts that began years before the first casino, Horseshoe Casino Cleveland, opened in May, 2012. “There is nothing going on that is alerting us or alarming us,” said Scott […]

    Despite Atlantic City closures, most casinos thriving

    Recent casino failures in Atlantic City may influence Massachusetts residents when they vote this fall on whether to repeal a law allowing casinos in their state. But if they look beyond New Jersey, they will find casinos thriving in almost every other area of the country. In fact, it’s the burgeoning growth of “regional” casinos […]

    Many casinos boost spending in nearby businesses

    Ken and Diane Glozer visit a casino about once a month, gassing up the car for the two-hour drive, eating a couple of meals out and staying overnight in a hotel. Carl King of Mt. Pleasant, who turned 90 on Oct. 11, recalls frequent trips to Meadows Casino in Washington County with his brother, now […]

    Groundbreaking New Research Reveals Impressive Magnitude of U.S. Casino Gaming Industry

    Las Vegas, NV– For the first time ever, a new study conducted by Oxford Economics examines the broad economic impact the gaming industry as a whole has on the U.S. economy. The American Gaming Association released the first-of-its-kind study, which measures the economic impact of every facet of the casino gaming industry–commercial casinos and manufacturers and […]

    Study: Gambling industry worth $240B, 1.7M jobs

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. casinos and the makers of the games found inside had a $240 billion economic impact and employed 1.7 million people in 2013, a study shows. That includes $38 billion in local, state and federal taxes the industry said it paid last year in gambling fees, property taxes, income taxes and […]

    Report: U.S. Gaming Industry Generated $240 Billion Economic Impact in 2013

    The U.S. commercial and tribal gaming industries generated more than $240 billion in economic impact and employed some 1.7 million people in 2013, according to a new report from the American Gaming Association. The sum includes the $38 billion that the gaming sector said it paid last year in local, state and federal taxes, the Associated Press […]

    American Gaming Association report highlights positive financial impacts of casinos, while opponents point to untold negatives

    A casino gaming trade group released a report this week highlighting some of the positive financial impacts that the gambling industry has had across the country, including approximately $38 billion in annual tax payments to local, state and the federal governments. The report, produced for the American Gaming Association by the United Kingdom-based Oxford Economics, points to some of the […]

    Jackpot! Gambling’s impact on the US economy

    Las Vegas is rebounding. Atlantic City struggles. Casino companies have been vying for licenses in Massachusetts. Native American operations are expanding. There are a lot of moving pieces in the U.S. gambling industries, and it has been hard to know whether the house is winning. For the first time, the American Gaming Association commissioned an […]