Gambling Industry Statistics and Trends
The United States gambling industry is valued at $37.34 billion in 2012. This has increased approximately $10 billion in the last decade. The following statistics capture the demographics and overall gambling industry.
Gambling Industry Employment
1. Casinos employ more than 1 million nationwide.
2. Casino gaming equipment employ an additional 363,000 people.
3. In the last 22 years, the casino workforce has increased more than 67%.
4. Casino employees earn $13.2 billion in wages each year.
5. Casino employees lowers local community assistance programs and needs while increasing the sales of homes, cars, and appliances.
6. More than 85% of the nations gaming employees are satisfied with their job.
7. 83% of surveyed industry employees would recommend the gaming industry for employment.
8. Nearly half of employees plan on working the gaming industry for another 10 years.
9. Casino employees account for 20.6 of minority employment in the national US workforce.
10. $38 billion was paid in local, state and federal taxes by U.S. casinos in gambling fees, property taxes, income taxes and more.
The Online Gambling Industry
The below video outlines a discussion on the growth potential that online gambling has seen. This may soon required that companies obliged by certain standards and responsibilities within the overall gaming industry.
Gambling and Vegas
The gambling industry is the biggest when it comes to Las Vegas. The following statistics outline gambling facts and statistics when it comes to this Sin City.
1. 87% of the people who visit Las Vegas gamble.
2. The average gambling budget was $580.90.
3. The average gambler spend 4 hours per day gambling.
4. 68% of people who gambled played the slot machines.
5. Almost 30 million travelers visit Las Vegas.
6. The largest percentage of travelers to Vegas were 65 and up.
7. 35% of visitors earned a high school diploma. 26% graduated from college.
8. Las Vegas has over 100,000 hotel rooms while New York City has over 60,000.
9. Several decades ago only 2 states had legal gambling and 48 states outlawed it. As of today, 48 states have some form of legal gambling and only Hawaii and Utah do not.
10. Gambling generates more revenue then movies, sports, theme parks, cruise ships, and recorded music combined.
11. Las Vegas was considered the fastest growing city in the United States.
12. Gambling interests have contributed $4.5 million to political parties and candidates since 1991.
13. The California State Employee’s Retirement fund, US Steel’s pension fund, and Harvard University’s endowment have all owned stock in gambling companies.
14. The fastest growing industry in the world is Indian gambling with over 150 Indian casinos in the United States.
15. Indian gambling is a $27 billion a year business in the United States.
2015 Estimated Gaming Industry Outlook
It is expected that the gaming industry will see a 5% rise in annual growth in the next three years growing to be valued at over $70 billion. Nevada is considered to be the gaming capital in America accounting for one fifth of the overall entire market and industry.