AGA uncovers some fascinating results about diversity in the world of gambling
The American Gaming Association (AGA) recently conducted a study on the casino gambling industry and the results are impressive. The industry demonstrated a significant level of diversity in the US, surpassing not only the national average but also the hospitality industry.March 27, 2023 in Gambling Industry
The American Gaming Association (AGA) recently conducted a study on the casino gambling industry and the results are impressive.
The industry demonstrated a significant level of diversity in the US, surpassing not only the national average but also the hospitality industry.
When analyzing the figures by business type, operators boast over 60% of employees from underrepresented groups, while retail gambling manufacturers boast a slightly lower but still impressive 45%, which is higher than the national average.
This study highlights the gambling industry's commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workforce.
Bill Miller, President & CEO of the AGA, had the following to say: “The market’s expectations for the level of contributions from businesses in all sectors and verticals is continually evolving. As this latest report has highlighted, the gambling industry has made impressive progress in terms of the diversity of its workforce, however, it still has a lot of work ahead of itself to achieve even higher diversity standards. We will be utilizing this research’s data to achieve those higher standards with our members in the future years.”
When it comes to gender diversity in the gambling industry, the workforce mirrors that of the larger US national workforce. However, a recently released report has highlighted a concerning trend - there is a noticeable lack of diversity when it comes to higher management and senior positions. This presents the industry with a chance to do better and improve upon its existing diversity initiatives.
After all, a more diverse and inclusive workplace benefits everyone involved, from employees to customers to stakeholders.