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Study: Maryland casino impact tops $1 billion

Maryland Live! GM says new report confirms what industry has been ‘sharing for a long time’
 Casinos pumped $1.38 billion into the Maryland economy last year and supported almost 8,000 jobs, a new gaming industry study found.

The American Gaming Association study released Monday examined the impact on the state economy in 2013, before the state added its fifth casino or collected an entire year’s worth of table game revenues.

Rob Norton, general manager of Maryland Live! in Hanover, said the study and the growth of the industry in 2014 reinforce not only the direct contribution of casino gaming through taxes, revenue and wages, but also the ripple effect on local businesses.

– See more at: http://www.capitalgazette.com/maryland_gazette/news/ph-ac-gn-casino-study-1209-20141208,0,1740557.story#sthash.JfgvSBsq.dpuf

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