Reinvesting In Iowa » Gaming Benefits Iowa

The positive impact of Iowa's gaming industry is more than most imagine.

Iowa's casinos create a $1 billion annual economic impact, inclusive of employee salaries, purchases of Iowa-based products and services, charitable contributions and taxes. These monies touch industries that span from infrastructure and tourism, to environmental conservation, cultural attractions and other projects throughout the state. Whether giving Iowa-owned companies the chance to compete for casino business, helping to conserve Iowa's precious natural resources, or embarking on other worthy projects, our state gaming culture is more than slots and cards. It's about giving back, investing in the future and supporting communities. 


In 2018, IGA Members:

Economic Impact

$12.3 Billion in Economic Impact Since 2008

Each year since 2008, the Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission has released a statement of the economic impact our member casinos have generated. Click the year to see the statement in its entirety. 

Year Total Impact Iowa Impact
2008 $1.12 Billion $1.03 Billion
2009 $1.06 Billion $967.02 Million
2010 $1.04 Billion $944.78 Million
2011 $1.11 Billion $998.90 Million
2012 $1.14 Billion $1.03 Billion
2013 $1.08 Billion $972.44 Million
2014 $1.18 Billion $1.04 Billion
2015 $1.18 Billion  $1.04 Billion
2016 $1.20 Billion $1.06 Billion
2017 $1.12 Billion $1.01 Billion
2018
$1.14 Billion
 $1.03 Billion