In 2015, the 28 casinos in Mississippi:
-- Had a $4.4 billion economic impact in the state, generating $2.9 billion in revenue, including $2.1 billion in casino revenue and $800 million in non-casino revenue
-- Reported $2.42 billion in total expenditures
-- Provided 18,000 direct jobs and paid $700 million in payroll
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-- Generated $945 million in taxes, including $254 million in casino tax, with $133 million going to the state general fund, $36 million to support new bridge construction throughout the state and $85 million to local jurisdictions where the casinos operate.
-- Mississippi Gaming & Hospitality Association