Young adults show interest in casino visitations

May 6, 2013 10:10 AM

Maybe it’s the hopeful future of gaming but young adults, between the ages of 21 and 35, have the highest rate of casino visitations compared to other age groups, according to the “State of the States: the AGA Survey of Casino Entertainment,” that was unveiled on Monday.

The public opinion polling conducted by the American Gaming Association (AGA) showed that 39 percent of these young adults visited casinos and indicated that they were more likely to make return visits. Some 90 percent said they planned to return to a casino in the next year. This compared to 79 percent of the general population.

These young adults also are more likely to utilize all categories of non-gaming amenities such as dining, shopping or live entertainment. Many of these non-gaming amenities are now counted on for boosting casino revenues.

The State of the States annual report is widely considered as the most comprehensive resource of its kind. It offers an in-depth look at the commercial casino industry and provides national and state-by-state economic impact data.

This is the first year that the State of the States featured additional polling of young adults.

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