As part of its “Get to Know Gaming” American Gaming Small Business Jobs Tour, the American Gaming Association honored Regents Maintenance Supply in St. Louis, Missouri. The company provides janitorial supplies and equipment for regional casinos, which have an economic impact of $3.3 billion annually and provide 4,500 jobs.
Founded 18 years ago, Regents has grown due to working with area casinos, in particular River City Casino and Hollywood Casino, according to owner Lamonte Sowell. “Over the years, we have built relationships with several casinos in Missouri that have allowed us to grow our business. Regents has the capacity and professionalism to provide quality service, and we look forward to many more years partnering with the casino gaming industry,” Sowell said.
River City Casino Vice President and General Manager Chris Plant stated, “River City works hard to identify and utilize locally owned small businesses for the procurement of its goods and services. One such company is Regents Maintenance Supply. We have been working directly with Lamonte Sowell for over six years.”
AGA President and Chief Executive Officer Geoff Freeman said the $240 billion casino industry supports 1.7 million jobs nationwide. In Missouri, gaming provides more than 20,000 jobs, supports $836 million in wages and has a $3.3 billion economic impact. In addition, in 2016, Missouri casinos gave approximately $324.1 million to the state’s Gaming Proceeds for Education Fund. Also in 2016, approximately $77.7 million in gaming tax and admissions fee revenue was returned to local host communities.