FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 5th, 2017

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

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

CONTACT

Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

10th Annual PA Gaming Control Board Report On Casino Industry Diversity

Provides Employment and Expenditure Information

HARRISBURG, PA:  The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today released its 10th Annual Diversity Report providing a description of each casino’s activities related to the implementation of their diversity plans and the action taken by the entities to achieve the Commonwealth’s goal of enhanced representation of diverse groups in the gaming industry. 

Highlights from the Report are described in the bullet-points below:

 ·         Pennsylvania’s ten casinos and two resort casinos collectively employed 17,736 persons at the close of the state fiscal year of 2016-2017;

·         15,788 of those employees (89%) are residents of Pennsylvania;

·         37% of those employed are racial minorities while 43% are female; and,

·         Casinos spent more than a half billion dollars in 2016-2017 with other businesses for construction and non-construction expenses.

 

The Report can be downloaded as a PDF document from a link under the Quick Links section of the home page of the Board’s website, www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov.

The 2016-2017 Diversity Report also provides casino-by-casino information for items such as employment trends over a four year period by race and gender and a detailed breakdown of minority, women, and local business expenditures. 

About the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board:

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of the state’s casino industry. There are 10 stand-alone and racetrack casinos in operation, along with the two smaller resort casinos.  These facilities collectively employ almost 18,000 people and annually generate approximately $1.4 billion in tax revenue from slot machine and table games play. The largest portion of that money is used for property tax reduction to all Pennsylvania homeowners.

Additional information about both the PGCB’s regulatory efforts and Pennsylvania’s casino gaming industry can be found at www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. You can also follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.