HomePublicationsNewsletter ArchiveNewslettersVolume 21Issue 5American Gaming Association Releases Gaming Careers Report

Yesterday, February 12, 2015, the American Gaming Association (“AGA”) announced the release of its newest report, conducted by Oxford Economics, entitled “Gaming Careers: Gateway to the Middle Class,” which includes job and income statistics related to the casino gaming industry throughout America. In addition, the AGA has also launched a video series that highlights real-life stories of gaming employees, as well as its upcoming multiyear national initiative to ensure presidential candidates understand gaming’s impact on the U.S. job force.

According to the report, the gaming industry will add more than 62,000 jobs in the next decade. Current gaming figures include $240 billion in total economic impact that employs more than 730,000 people. The report also notes that careers in gaming span more than 200 distinct occupations and provides an average salary in the commercial gaming sector of more than $43,000.

In addition to the report, the AGA also announced the launch of “Faces of Gaming” video series that includes first-hand testimonials from employees about their experience in the gaming industry. The series is being developed to target policy makers and other industry stakeholders as part of the AGA’s goal to promote the image of the gaming industry. As part of this launch, the AGA is also planning a multiyear national initiative called, “Gaming Votes,” which incoproates in-district events highlighting the gaming industry’s workforce to ensure that, as the 2016 election season develops, political candidates understand gaming’s impact and role in providing jobs and driving economic growth in states throughout the country.

For a complete copy of the report, please visit www.gettoknowgaming.org and visit www.FacesofGaming.org to learn how you may support the AGA’s effort to help shape the image of the gaming industry across the United States.

“Get to know Gaming,” is the AGA’s multiyear public affairs campaign, which aims to promote the value of the gaming industry, combat outdated stereotypes and pave the way for next generation gaming policies that encourage industry innovation and growth. With this report, the AGA seeks to build on its advocacy of policies that support jobs and provide opportunities for millions of workers who seek to join or remain in the middle class.

 

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