Casino AGA: 92% of casinos closed due to coronavirus pandemic March 23, 2020 By Ezra Amacher The American Gaming Association reports that at least 910 commercial and tribal casinos, or 92% of all gaming properties, have closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The closures affect over 640,000 casino gaming employees. According to the AGA, casino closures will cost the US $42.5bn in economic activity if casinos remain closed for two months. Bill Miller, CEO of AGA, said: “The impact on our employees, their families, and communities is staggering, and the implications extend far beyond the casino floor. Leading technology companies that supply the industry, and the nearly 350,000 small business employees that rely on gaming for their livelihood, are also feeling the devastating blow of this unprecedented public health crisis.” Miller called on the federal government to provide economic relief to the gaming industry. Miller said: “Gaming is an economic engine, employing millions of local residents, generating community investment through vital tax revenue, and supporting small businesses in communities all across the country.” The AGA states that casino closures could cost workers $74bn in wages.