The next seven years is reportedly set to see the gambling industry become the fastest growing employer in New York with some positions predicted to have well over 30% more available jobs than they do now.

Government data:

According to a Friday report from, this forecast came from Yahoo Finance citing official information obtained from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics a little over three after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (pictured) threw his weight behind efforts to bring sportsbetting to ‘The Empire State’.

Dealers delight: reported that the recent calculation envisions New York having some 1,460 casino dealers by the end of 2026, which would represent a rise of approximately 31.5% when compared with today’s numbers, and see staff turnover lead to some 230 new positions becoming available each year. It detailed that this latter figure is also expected to hold true for cashier jobs courtesy of this role’s growth rate hitting around 34%.

Supervisor satisfaction:

For gaming supervisor posts, reported that New York is forecast to record a rise of 16.9% between now and the end of 2026 while this position’s relatively high rate of turnover is expected to lead to about 240 new positions becoming available every year.

Sportsbetting swell:

Should 61-year-old Cuomo succeed in his efforts to bring legalized sports wagering to New York, reported that the official data indicates that sportsbook writers would enjoy a 39.7% boost in the number of available jobs with roughly 1,020 posts becoming available by 2026.

Leading the pack:

Finally, reported that the predicted growth percentages for New York represent the highest for any state currently offering legalized casino gambling. As a comparison, it cited second-placed Alabama, which is forecast to have a gaming staff total of about 180 by 2026.