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You like to gamble -- a new report shows US casinos are making a bit of a comeback from the recession.
Revenues up 3% nationwide and jobs they are holding nearly steady.
Or angle live from the resorts world casino in Queens New York -- -- doing -- this.
That's right there's and there's a lot of people here today making casinos across the US.
Took in 35 point six.
Billion dollars last year and provided more than 339000.
Jobs that according to the American Gaming Association.
From sin city to the Big Apple nearly sixty million people visited the casino it's 111 which is a nice bump up from 55 million in 2010.
Hot spots like Vegas and Atlantic City had taken recent -- revenue though.
-- Nevada reporting nearly 11% decrease in march of this year after having what they say is -- slow spring convention schedule.
And while the casino industry isn't where it was before the economic crashed the head of the gaming association says the industry is good for the economy.
We gaming industry is an interesting industry and that we we're very labor intensive we employ a lot of the some of the people of the hardest -- to have to employ.
And because it's a privilege to have a gaming license not a right.
We play in effect the privilege tax to have a license and then we still pay on top of that high tax rates.
The nation's 492 non Indian casinos and gambling halls -- nearly eight billion dollars in taxes to state and local government last year and while commercial casinos are not currently legal here in New York State.
Video lottery terminals are.
Resorts world casino which opened here in Jamaica queens last October.
As 20000 customers daily 50000 on weekends numbers that could spike -- live table gaming is legal -- -- New York that's tens of thousands of jobs.
First you've seen construction we have to expand -- facilities to accommodate champions.
And until it's the people that that actually would work table.
In the dealers.
And you know if this goes through we could see a lot more -- Megan's place is -- today.
I'll seniors and our Laura thanks last night you know revenues that they're making.
Our thanks in part to my own Nana loves to go to the casino and play the slots -- she never actually wins but my mom goes with their.
And if she just puts a hundred dollars in the slot machine and -- thinks that she has -- -- if that if you noted that up.
We'll be right -- I.
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