U.S. casino industry surpasses $40 billion in revenue in 2017

Aug 23, 2018 8:58 AM

The annual “State of the States” report from the American Gaming Association (AGA) says the U.S. commercial casino industry surpassed the $40 billion mark in total gaming revenue in 2017.

Twenty states of the 24 now hosting commercial casinos, posted year-over-year revenue increases. The AGA data also notes that states received a combined $9.23 billion in gaming taxes.

“This year’s report demonstrates the commercial gaming industry’s ongoing role as a job creator and revenue generator in states across the country, and we’re proud of the industry’s steady growth over the past few years,” AGA interim CEO Stacy Papadopoulos said in a statement.

The $40.28 billion in total gaming revenue was a 3.4 percent increase over 2016.

The AGA is the Washington D.C.-based gaming trade organization.