Put Your Casino Knowledge To The Test

Nov 16, 2016

Almost every state is a home to either a commercial or tribal casino, but do you know how much these casinos and gambling actually contribute to the United States economy? Place your bets on our six-question casino quiz, and see how many answers you know.

1. How much money does the gaming industry contribute to the national economy?

  • A. $240 billion
  • B. $7 million
  • C. $100 million
  • D. $3 billion

Answer: A. Oxford economics estimates that the U.S. gaming industry contributes $240 billion to the national economy and $38 billion in tax revenue. Source: American Gaming Association.


2. Outside of Nevada, what state brings in the highest revenue from commercial casino gambling?

  • A. California
  • B. Texas
  • C. Pennsylvania
  • D. Michigan

Answer: C. In 2015, Pennsylvania brought in $3.2 million in revenue, which makes up 4.5% of all gaming revenues.  Source: 2016 Gaming Statistics, Rubin Brown.


3. How many visitors went to Las Vegas in 2015?

  • A. 100,000
  • B. Over 42 million
  • C. 70,000
  • D. 3 million

Answer: B. In 2015, 42,312,216 visitors went to Las Vegas. Source: Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.


4. What was Las Vegas Strips gaming revenue in 2015?

  • A. $6 million
  • B. $2 billion
  • C. $80 million
  • D. $6.3 billion

Answer: D. In 2015, Las Vegas Strip brought in $6.3 billion from gaming revenue. Source: Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.


5. How many jobs does the gaming industry support?

  • A. 700,000
  • B. 100,000
  • C. 1.7 million
  • D. 70,000

Answer: C. The gaming industry supports 1.7 million jobs, and is projected to add 62,000 jobs by 2024. Source: American Gaming Association.


6. How much revenue did Tribal gaming generate in 2015?

  • A. $500 million
  • B. $3 million
  • C. $3 billion
  • D. $29.3 billion

Answer: D. In 2015, the tribal gaming industry generated an estimated $29.3 billion in gaming revenues across the United States. Source: 2016 Gaming Statistics, Rubin Brown.

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