After Deadwood, South Dakota’s mayor requested the closure of the city’s remaining casinos, 100% of the country’s 465 commercial casinos will be closed as of this Wednesday at noon.
- At least 97% of the country’s 524 tribal properties have also closed. The 16 properties that remain open are mostly small convenience locations.
- The combined 973 closed casinos represent 98% of all gaming properties in the country, affecting approximately 649,000 casino gaming employees – roughly the entire U.S. casino workforce.
- In total, 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.
- Casino closures risk nearly $74 billion in total wages annually for workers and their families.
You can view more information on the economic impact here.