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ARIZONA GAMING INDUSTRY NEARS $1 BILLION

Jun 16, 2001 7:42 PM

The growing gaming industry in Arizona now employs 9,324 people, compared to about 9,700 in the state’s lucrative mining industry.

Total casino revenues is estimated at nearly $900 million a year. Although Indian casinos pay no state taxes, it is estimated that purchases and income from casinos generated $40 million in state and local taxes.