AGA: Gambling Contributes $328.6 Billion to US Economy

Gambling trade body the American Gaming Association issued a report based on a study by Oxford Economics that claims the economic impact of gambling on the US economy hit $328.6 billion in 2022.

The report showed that the industry employs 1.8 million people, creating $104 billion in wages, with 700,000 people employed directly and the rest being ancillary. Commercial casinos generated $150.3 billion, with $125.9 billion of this on casino spending, while $24.4 billion came from other spending. $79.9 billion was generated from commercial gaming, and $46 billion came from tribal gaming.

Taxes paid in the country were $52.7 billion spread across local, state, and federal governments.

Regarding the report, AGA CEO Bill Miller said, "The US gaming industry delivers long-term growth and impact to communities, generating significant tax revenue, creating strong jobs, supporting local small businesses and funding critical community priorities.

As online gaming continues to spread throughout the country, its possible that the numbers will grow, although that's no certainty.

Casino Listings News reports on this study annually and will update readers on 2023's numbers next year.

About the author

Dustin Jermalowicz // News Editor
Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.


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