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Diversity Proven

Diversity Proven

Anyone who has worked in the gaming industry for five minutes understands the diversity of the workforce, and it’s only getting more diverse. Last month, the American Gaming Association issued a report on just how diverse, and the results were impressive.

The findings of this in-depth examination show that the gaming industry is more diverse than national and hospitality industry benchmarks, and boasts a diverse executive pipeline, while identifying opportunities on gender representation.

  • More than six in 10 (61 percent) of gaming industry employees are minorities, compared to 52 percent of the broader hospitality industry and 42 percent of the total U.S. workforce.
  • 23 percent of gaming employees are Hispanic and 19 percent are Black—both higher than the national workforce and in line with the hospitality industry.
  • 60 percent of operator employees are minorities, up nearly 20 percent from 2011 and higher than the hospitality sector and national workforces overall.
  • 45 percent of gaming manufacturer employees are minorities, compared to 38 percent of the broader electronic manufacturing workforce.

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