Hot Trends in Casinos and Cardrooms
In 2008, 24% of U.S. adults had visited a casino or cardroom. Of these, 28% were college graduates or had an associate’s degree. But what draws people to these places? Perhaps it’s the fact that they tend to be highly educated. If you’re wondering if a career in a casino or cardroom would be right for you, read on to learn about the hottest trends in casinos today.
In 2008, 24% of Americans had visited a casino
In 2008, 24% of adults in the United States had visited a casino. This figure is up from the 24% of Americans who visited a casino in 1989. In 1989, nearly half of Americans who had been to a casino were under 25 years old. And while 24% of these people had some college credits or an associate’s degree, they were still younger than the average American. What’s more, the average American who visited a casino was twenty-one years old, and the average age of those visitors was 21.
Gambling is a common activity among Americans. According to a survey from Harrah’s Entertainment, 24% of Americans had visited a casino. But gambling does not necessarily have positive effects. Seniors reported that gambling was a common pastime with their families, and that the social aspects of gambling at a casino were important. But while gambling is generally considered a healthy activity, it can be detrimental for young people.
In 2008, 28% had some college credits or an associate’s degree
In 1989, only 24% of American adults had gone to college. By the year 2008, however, 28% had some college credits or an associate’s degree. Though this percentage has steadily risen over the last three decades, the percentage of un-educated casino employees has declined, despite an increased number of younger Americans who visit casinos. In France, nearly half of casino employees did not have college credits, but the average American visitor is older and has more disposable income.
More Americans are pursuing a college education than ever before. While the percentage of Americans with college credits or an associate’s degree is lower than it was in 1989, it’s still higher than the average education level for Americans. In 2007, 28% of casino employees in Florida had some college experience. Higher education levels are associated with better salaries and a higher likelihood of pursuing graduate-level education. In 2007, 28% of employees at Florida’s commercial casinos had some college credits or an associate’s degree, up from 12% in 1989. Moreover, the number of racetrack casinos was higher than the percentage of commercial casinos.