Internet Gambling Hurts Union Jobs

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Most, if not all casinos are built using union building and trades labor. Repairs to the physical infrastructure of casinos are many times made by union workers. Internet gambling is focused on replacing physical casinos, with casino games that you play on your handheld device or pad. If approved, internet gambling will reduce participation at brick and mortar casinos and significantly reduce new construction investment nationally by casino licensees, leading to fewer union construction jobs.

Greater internet gambling play and fewer people going to land-based casinos will lead to fewer casino jobs in lodging, restaurant, entertainment and retail industries at casino properties. Most these jobs are union jobs too. Fewer construction jobs and fewer casino jobs is bad for the American economy.

 

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