Holly Wetzel, Vice President of Communications, American Gaming Association
FACT: The economic impact of the commercial gaming industry is equivalent to 1 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product.
Surprised? It’s true! Commercial casinos provide jobs, tax revenues, business opportunities for suppliers and a diverse array of entertainment options for our customers. When you factor in how casinos impact the supply chain and employee spending trickles down through the economy, the positive impact of our business spreads well beyond our casino walls.
To learn more, check out the AGA’s new two-minute video “illustrating” the economic impact of commercial casinos:
Share this video and help spread the word about how commercial casinos help the economy. And be on the lookout for more videos coming from the AGA throughout the year to help educate key stakeholders about our business.