This study examines the quality of jobs in the United States gaming industry and analyzes enabling legislation in five states that have legalized gaming. The authors find that the gaming industry -- particularly the unionized sector of the casino hotel industry -- provides good jobs with good wages and benefits for workers with less than a high school degree. The authors conlcude that workforce development efforts in Masschusetts must include strategies to address improving the quality of entry-level jobs.
Kim, Marlene; Moir, Susan; and Argyres, Anneta, "Gaming in Massachusetts: Can Casinos bring 'Good Jobs' to the Commonwealth?" (2009). Labor Resource Center Publications. Paper 3.