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About Bankruptcy
Increases in the bankruptcy rate during the past decade along with growth of the gaming industry have led some critics of the industry to raise questions about a possible link between the two.
Recent government studies, as well as national statistics, have disproved their theories.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury investigated this issue at the request of the U.S. Congress and


Casino Employment
The gaming industry is a driving force in the U.S. economy, creating more than 1 million jobs nationwide.


Revenues
While there are many ways to gauge the size of any industry—by the number of employees, the output of products, tax receipts or customer count—the most common comparison is by gross revenues, or sales.



Atlantic City
IIn 1976, the citizens of New Jersey voted to legalize casino gambling in Atlantic City. It's instructive to compare the promises made during that campaign to the actual benefits seen in the state 25 years later.

Political Contributions
The commercial casino industry, like any other industry, participates in the political process in a variety of ways, including donating money to candidates for political office.


Tax Contributions
In the 11 states with commercial casinos in operation in 2000, casinos contributed more than $3.3 billion in tax revenue to state and local governments. The tax rate for the casino industry ranges from a low of 6.25 percent in Nevada to a high of 35 percent in Illinois.





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