Impact of Gaming’s $38B Tax Revenues By Geoff Freeman, president, American Gaming Association April 16, 2015 at 9:27 pm Yesterday, as millions of Americans and businesses filed taxes, the AGA promoted the $38 billion in federal, state and local taxes generated by the casino gaming industry. Across 40 states, gaming taxes support vital public services such as education, law enforcement, community development, debt reduction and more. Casino gaming contributes $240 billion to our nation’s economy and supports 1.7 million jobs across the U.S. Our industry is no longer niche or novel. Yet, when it comes to public policy and regulatory issues, such as tax, the policies that govern gaming today do not reflect current market realities. As highlighted in Gaming By the Book, an online resource that aggregates gaming regulations and statues, in some states the gaming industry labors under tax rates that exceed 60 percent. AGA advocates for “Next-Generation” gaming policies that pave the way for forward-thinking policies that encourage job growth, innovation and reinvestment. According to polling conducted by nationally recognized researchers, Mark Mellman and Glen Bolger, a majority of voters affirm that casinos should be treated the same as other businesses. Please join our efforts to share this message with state and local policymakers: Share the tax map infographic; Promote resources—such as By the Book; Highlight casino gaming tax revenues’ contributions to vital public services; and Tell us your stories – email us examples of how casino gaming benefits your community. As part of our multiyear “Get to Know Gaming” campaign, we will continue to promote the value of the casino gaming industry and advocate for “Next Generation” gaming policies that enable reinvestment, innovation and job creation.