Suppliers to the global gaming industry generated a significant and improved total economic impact of more than $44bn through 2021, according to a report released by the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers.
The supplier industry’s value-added economic impact rose 16.8 per cent against 2020 to $24bn. Further, gaming industry suppliers supported approximately 192,000 employees, including 68,000 direct employees, with a total of $17bn in wages and salaries, up 14.7 per cent over the prior year.
The report, Impact Analysis: Global Gaming Supplier Industry, 2021, shows the findings of an independent study commissioned by AGEM and conducted by Nevada-based research firm Applied Analysis.
“The gaming supplier story is one of innovation, technology and global reach,” said AGEM executive director Daron Dorsey. “The ripple effect of this industry is something all our member companies can be proud of.
“Globally, the gaming supplier industry is a key source of technological innovation and advanced manufacturing investment.
“We are exporting valuable, legal products to meet high consumer demand in regulated gaming jurisdictions worldwide, with economic impacts and operations that fit well with objectives of key stakeholders in terms of economic expansion and opportunity.”