Casinos, Gaming Support Important to Voters

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Casinos, Gaming Support Important to VotersThe American Gaming Association (AGA) believes that support for casinos and the gaming industry will be an important factor when voters pick a new president next year.

A new poll released last finds that likely Iowa caucus-goers are more likely to support a candidate who recognizes that casinos create jobs, generate valuable tax revenue and serve as an important role in economic development (47%-36%).

The AGA summary notes that eighteen commercial casinos in Iowa support nearly 17,000 jobs, spur $2.5 billion in economic activity and generate nearly $740 million in tax revenues.

“Presidential candidates who want to win in Iowa will benefit from supporting casino gaming – an industry embraced by Iowans across the political spectrum,” said Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the AGA. “As we approach caucus and primary season, AGA will include candidates’ views of gaming in our first-ever voter guide and mobilize employees to support candidates who support casino gaming.”

To review the complete findings of the survey, click here.

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