The American Gaming Association (AGA) has once again conducted a survey among adult residents of the US to find out what their stance towards casino gaming industry was. The survey was done on the sample of 1,000 voters both online and via phone and the numbers reveal a growing support for the industry.
Casino Gaming Helping Local Communities
According to the survey, some 49% of adult Americans share a favorable view of the gambling industry, which is an all-time high and and a four-points increase in relation to 2018. People who participated in the survey continue to express their opinion that casinos help create jobs and support local economies.
In addition to financial factors, a large number of those participating in the survey agrees that the gaming industry provides innovative and high-quality entertainment types. This stance is reflected in the surge in the number of visitors to the casinos in 2019 which was 44%, up nine percentage points when compared to 2018. It seems this positive trend will continue moving forward as 49% of those surveyed expressed their intention to visit a casino in the next 12 months. This would constitute a number of around 124 million people or a 20-million increase from 2018.
Results Consistent With Past Surveys
Numbers from the most recent AGA survey are consistent with earlier researches conducted by the organization including the one from 2018 that shows that about nine in ten Americans see casino gambling as an acceptable form of entertainment and set their spending budget before they visit a casino.
In light of these results, CEO of the American Gaming Association Bill Miller shared his thoughts, saying that acceptance for the gaming industry has never been this high. He explains that the expansion of casino industry enables people to see firsthand the positive results it creates for local economies, resulting in stronger support.