FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 22nd, 2011

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
P.O. Box 69060
Harrisburg, PA 17106-9060

CONTACT

Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

2010-2011 Pennsylvania Gaming Diversity Report Available On Gaming Control Board Web Site

HARRISBURG, PA: Information on the activities of Pennsylvania casinos to meet the goals of enhanced representation of diverse groups in the gaming industry and the creation of quality living wage jobs for residents of the Commonwealth is available in the fourth annual Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Diversity Report. 

The report, required under the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act, is available for download on the Board’s website home page, www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov.

The 2010-11 Diversity Report provides statewide and individual casino statistics on:

  • Employment trends by race and gender
  • Construction and non-construction expenditures with minority businesses
  • Charitable donations
  • Number of Pennsylvanians employed for table games
  • Racial breakdown for Executive/Management/Professional staff

“With the addition of table games last year casinos have shown a commitment to extending job opportunities to minorities,” said Mozelle Daniels, the Board’s Director of Diversity. “Additionally, casinos continue to show their commitment to local businesses, Minority Business Enterprises and Women Business Enterprises by purchasing more than $124 million in goods and services from them in the last year.”

Some highlights from the report:

  • Of the 2,083 Executive/ Management /Professional staff
    • 65% are Male
    • 35% are Female
    • 19% are Minorities
  • Of the 15,064 casino employees
    • 13,062 are Pennsylvanians (87%)
    • 6,467 are female (43%)
    • 8,597 are male (57%)
    • 25% are minorities
  • Donated over $6 million in community outreach and charitable donations
  • Spent more than $400 million with service providers including:
    • $105 million with local businesses
    • $19 million with MBE/WBE businesses

All statistics in the report are through June 30, 2011.

About the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board:
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board was established in 2004 with the passage of Act 71, also known as the Race Horse Development and Gaming Act. Pennsylvania’s first new state agency in nearly 40 years, the Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of the state’s casino industry. Currently, the ten casinos in operation in the Commonwealth employ over 15,000 people and legalized gaming has generated $5.5 billion in tax and license fee revenue since the first casino opened in November 2006. A portion of that money is enabling property tax reduction for all Pennsylvania homeowners, providing needed funding to the Commonwealth’s horse racing industry, funding grants for fire companies and water/sewer projects, and establishing a new stream of tax revenue to local governments for community projects. A wealth of information about the Gaming Control Board and Pennsylvania’s gaming industry can be found at www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. At this website, visitors can view videos of Board meetings and on the operation of the PGCB, obtain information on identifying a gambling problem and gaining assistance, look up future meeting schedules and past meeting transcripts, access an interactive map of casino locations, request a speaker for their group, along with much more information.

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