Gambling industry officials say U.S. casinos had a $240 billion economic impact and employed 1.7 million people in 2013.
The American Gaming Association is expected to announce the results of its economic study Tuesday morning at a news conference. The group's annual G2E Global Gaming Expo kicks off this week at the Sands Expo and Convention Center.
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Oxford Economics studied the industry's impact and included spending and revenue that might be linked but not directly connected to a casino. An example is a traveler who visits an area for a casino but also spends at a nearby gas station.
The Associated Press obtained an early copy of the report. G2E is a trade show and conference where new slot machine designs, wagering technology and food and beverage concepts often debut.