Illinois is in search of good economic news. With budget problems facing the state, many counties and cities that will be difficult to solve, video gaming is doing its part to help meet that need for success stories.
A new study from Union Gaming Analytics shows not only that video gaming is renewing hope in neighborhoods across the state but it has potential to bring far greater benefits to every county. The study, commissioned by the Illinois Gaming Machine Operators Association, found: Video gaming has generated $355 million in state and local tax revenue since the first machines went online in Fall 2012.
More than 32,000 jobs have been created and supported statewide by video gaming, not including the thousands of construction industry jobs generated by video gaming funding of Illinois’ infrastructure projects.