In 2008, 24% of US adults had visited a casino. Among those, 28% had at least an associate’s degree or some college credits. The average age of a casino patron is thirty-four years. However, this age range does not apply to those who are in their early fifties. Despite these statistics, gambling is still a popular past time for many people.
In 2008, 24% of Americans had visited a casino
According to the Census Bureau, 24% of American adults had visited a casino in 2008, the same percentage as in 1989. The average age of casino visitors in 2008 was twenty-one, and nearly one-fifth of these individuals were under the age of 25. Most casino goers had completed college, but nearly half had not. In fact, many people cite a variety of reasons for visiting a casino, including its ability to meet new people and to win prizes.
In 2008, slot machines were the most popular casino game. According to the survey, over half of those who visited casinos preferred slot machines over other table games, such as blackjack or roulette. Interestingly, preferences varied by gender and age. Female casino goers tend to favor electronic games, while male gamblers are more likely to choose table games.
While gambling is a popular pastime for many Americans, it isn’t always beneficial for your health. Almost one-third of casino goers had experienced financial damage in the past year. Of these, only one-fourth had received treatment for their gambling problems. In fact, more than half of those who sought treatment had used debt to pay for gambling.
In 2008, 28% had some college credits or an associate’s degree
The percentage of casino employees with a college degree or some college credits was 28% in 2007, a slight increase from 1989. In Florida, 28% of casino employees had some college credit or an associate’s degree, up from 22% in 1989. As more racetrack casinos opened their doors, the percentage of college-educated employees has increased.
While two-thirds of American adults have visited a casino at least once in their lives, a Gallup Poll from 2007 found that only a quarter of these workers were college-educated. The same Gallup Poll found that in 1989, almost half of all employees in American casinos did not have a college degree. Despite this, most Americans support casinos and believe that they contribute to the local economy.
According to the Michigan Gaming Control Board, there were 6,338 attempts by minors to enter Detroit’s casinos in 2007. Of these, 24 were escorted out of the casino by casino personnel, and 23 were taken into custody by law enforcement agencies. There is also a risk that lobbying can turn into influence peddling and bribery at all levels of government.
Those who have college credit or an associate’s degree have a better chance of finding a job in the gambling industry than without one. Job insecurity is one of the reasons the gambling industry is so popular. In the 1980s, the financial sector grew dramatically with easy credit cards and home mortgages. By 2008, two-thirds of Americans had visited a casino, and in some cases, earned college credits or an associate’s degree in their field.