An estimated $1.3 trillion in casino revenue and millions of jobs were lost in Kentucky last year as casinos and gaming centers closed.
But the loss has led some in the industry to wonder how many people are out there making enough money to live off the gambling.
Kentucky has been hit hard by the closure of casinos, including two in Louisville and another in Louisville.
Kentucky’s unemployment rate hit 7.3 percent in February.
That’s the highest rate in the nation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Matt Bevin has pushed a bill to allow residents to work in casinos.
The legislation passed the House last month.
The bill also would allow gaming companies to collect a state tax credit for every dollar that residents earn from the casinos.
That would be a major hit to the gaming industry.
The state has struggled to compete in the casino industry.
A study by the Kentucky Gaming Control Board in February found that state revenues had been stagnant since 2009.
That was also the year when Kentucky was ranked third-worst in job growth, behind only Kentucky and Tennessee.
In recent years, Kentucky has experienced a dramatic drop in job creation.
The economy has shrunk by 10 percent.
Kentucky ranked last in job openings in 2015.
The latest figures from the Kentucky Economic Development Corporation show Kentucky’s jobless rate is the lowest in the country, which makes it even harder to attract talent.
The unemployment rate in Kentucky was 8.4 percent in January.
That compares to a national rate of 8.6 percent.
A recent survey from the University of Kentucky found that there were about 17,000 jobs in Kentucky in the past year.
Kentucky is the largest state in the union and has one of the nation’s largest casinos.
Kentucky was a favorite for the 2022 Olympics, but has since dropped out of consideration.
Some say Kentucky has lost out on millions of dollars in state taxes and fees.
The Kentucky Gaming Commission estimates that it will take $4 billion to keep casinos open through 2024.
The agency estimates the state lost $2.7 billion in state revenue from gambling over that time.
It’s unclear how much of that is due to the loss of casino revenue, or if the casino taxes are a factor.
There’s a $2 million tax credit in place for people making between $75,000 and $125,000.
That credit is currently set at $3,000 a year.
In February, the Gaming Control Commission approved a new bill that would allow residents of the state to earn a $50 annual tax credit, which could be used for gaming or gaming-related expenses.
It was estimated that the bill would cost the state $4 million a year in tax revenue.