AGA study reveals above-average diversity in gambling sector
The American Gaming Association has recently published a new study on the gambling industry, which revealed its above-average levels of diversity in the US.
The study’s findings showed that the gambling industry in the United States stands above the national average, as well as the hospitality industry, in terms of workforce diversity. The research uncovered that over 60% of employees in the gambling industry are from minority groups, which is about 20% higher than the average in the country.
Breaking down the figures by business type, over 60% of employees at operators are from underrepresented backgrounds, while for retail gambling manufacturers the share of such employees is lower at 45%, however, it is slightly higher than the US’s average of just over 40%.
In terms of gender diversity, the gambling industry’s workforce shares its statistics with the broader US national workforce, although the report highlighted that diversity drops off at higher management and senior positions, presenting an opportunity for improvement.
“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.”
remarked the Chief Executive Officer and President of the AGA, Bill Miller.