Statistics and Facts about U.S. Casinos
Casinos are facilities that house certain types of gambling such as table games (e.g. blackjack, craps, roulette and baccarat), electronic gaming machines and random number ticket games.
The global casino revenue
is estimated to be at around 147 billion U.S. dollars in 2012, of which around 60 billion U.S. dollars is generated in the United States.
The U.S. market encompasses almost 450 commercial casinos
in 20 states in which these activities are legal. The biggest market is the state of Nevada, especially Las Vegas.
Casino gaming revenue in Nevada amounted to approximately 10.7 billion U.S. dollars in 2011. The casino industry in Nevada employs about 174 thousand people who earn $41,450 on average
More than one fourth of the U.S. adult population has gambled at a casino in the past twelve months favoring slot machines (53%) while playing on a budget of less than 100 U.S. dollars (48%).
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