Presidential Candidates’ Views Sought on Key Casino, Gaming Issues

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Presidential Candidates’ Views Sought on Key Casino, Gaming IssuesTwo weeks before a presidential debate in Las Vegas and ahead of the first votes being cast in Iowa early next year, the casino gaming industry issued a questionnaire to presidential candidates that will inform a voter guide compiled by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and distributed to nearly one million gaming employees across 40 states.

That’s the announcement this week from the AGA, shared with mGamingWatch.

The questionnaire is the latest effort as part of the industry’s ongoing, first-ever Gaming Votes initiative to educate presidential candidates about the nation’s $240 billion casino gaming industry and to inform gaming employees about where the candidates stand on key issues.

According to the AGA, casino gaming supports more than half-a-million jobs and contributes $75 billion to local communities in early voting and battleground states.

“Before casting their vote, gaming employees need to know where candidates stand on their industry and the most important issues we face,” said Geoff Freeman, the AGA’s CEO. “While candidates have no shortage of issues to consider and debate, we encourage candidates to take the time to demonstrate their support – through this questionnaire, a back-of-the-house tour and in other ways – for an industry that is creating a path to the middle class for workers of all backgrounds and experiences.”

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