Voters across America have made their decisions on gambling expansion in their states. They went to the polls in Colorado, Nebraska, and Virginia to approve expanded casino gaming. Meanwhile, residents of Louisiana, Maryland, and South Dakota approved ballot measures to legalizing sports betting.
With those results, more Americans have welcomed gaming and entertainment to their communities that will also provide new jobs and tax revenue. Some form of legal gaming is currently authorized in 44 states, and 45% of American adults live in states that provide the safeguards of a legal, regulated sports betting market.
Our friends at the American Gaming Association continue to work hard and make efforts to ensure politicians and policymakers understand the gaming industry’s commitment to responsibility and the positive economic impact in communities across the country.
The AGA will continue to bring our industry together to speak with one voice and a common purpose as we navigate gaming’s recovery. A recovery that is not only crucial to our industry’s future, but also for the people and communities where we operate, which is why we won’t let up.
You can read more on the AGA and their support of responsible gambling expansion at the AGA website.