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AGA Launches New Comprehensive Database for US Gaming InformationPublished December 24, 2014 by Amir G
The American Gaming Association has launched "By the Book", a comprehensive online database on US gaming regulation and economic aspects.
Earlier in May of this year, the American Gaming Association (AGA) launched its "Get to Know Gaming" campaign set to promote the value of the gaming industry and combat outdated stereotypes regarding gaming.
"By the Book" Online Database
As part of the campaign, the AGA has recently went live with a comprehensive online database called "By the Book" which expounds on regulatory information with detailed, interactive and easy to use info on the gaming statues and regulations of all US states. The information covers five key areas in US gambling: regulatory oversight, licensing, taxation, responsible gaming and integrity.
The details go very deep in each category with specific information regarding licensing organizations, taxation rates and allocations on different games and info regarding self-exclusion programs and the likes. This shapes By the Book to be the ultimate database on US gaming regulation available currently.
Gaming Industry's Impact on US Revenue
Infographics on the new database display the impact of the gaming industry on job opportunities across the US, showing that the industry alone supports more than 1.7 million American jobs. According to the site, the gaming industry contributes $38 billion in tax revenues yearly to local, state and federal governments. As a whole the US gaming industry generates nearly $240 billion annually.
Situation at iGaming Regulated States
While most of the information on the By the Book database comes from land based casinos, it is interesting to check the information in the three states with online gambling regulation.
Nevada is obviously the overall leading state in terms of economic impact with $53 billion yearly. In New Jersey, gaming supports 55,361 jobs paying more than $2.9 billion in wages. Delaware's sole three commercial casinos contribute $726.1 million, an impressive number for a meager number of casinos and that's before iGaming has really made its impact.