PGCB publishes latest gambling industry diversity report
The PGCB’s latest yearly report covers the diversity of Pennsylvania’s gambling industry in the 2022-2023 financial year.
The report started off with the figures of the statewide industry, which employs a total of over 15 thousand people, 90% of which are local residents from various communities in the state. The regulator highlighted the industry’s diversity metrics in the financial year ending on the 30th of June in terms of both racial and gender diversity. The former metric showed that more than 40% of the employees of the state’s gambling venues represent various minority communities, while the latter outperformed this slightly with 42% of all industry employees being women.
The PGCB further studied the industry’s diversity by examining its business spending. Local gambling venues spent a total of almost 840 million dollars throughout the financial year on a variety of business expenses, including construction projects. The regulator reported that of this figure, more than 401 million dollars were spent at local businesses in Pennsylvania, while just over 90 million dollars were spent at minority and women-owned businesses.
Lastly, the regulator also mentioned the industry’s charitable donations throughout the one-year period, which were drastically reduced from the previous financial year’s total of 27.3 million dollars to just over 12.9 million dollars.