There’s another positive economic indicator to add to last Friday’s jobs report.
It comes courtesy of the American Gaming Association, which in its annual report (PDF) out today said consumer spending at commercial casinos was up almost five percent last year — Just over $37 billion.
Yes, gambling and its ills are well known. But if people feel like they’ve got money to burn, that is a good thing, right?
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