As of Saturday afternoon:
- At least 910 commercial and tribal casinos—or 92% of all gaming properties—have closed.
- These closures impact an estimated 642,000 people—nearly all direct casino gaming employees in the country.
- These mass closures will rob the U.S. economy of $43.5 billion in economic activity if American casinos remain closed for the next two months.
On Thursday evening, AGA President and CEO Bill Miller said, “The federal government must act swiftly and comprehensively to get America’s hospitality employees, and the small businesses that support them, back to work. Gaming employees, their families, and communities are bearing the brunt of this economic standstill and will continue to suffer if Congress and the administration don’t take immediate action.”