The Washington State Gambling Commission has hired New Jersey-based consultant Spectrum Gaming Group to prepare an economic market study into gambling in the western state. The regulator revealed that the report, which is due in late autumn, is to outline the current gambling market with the exceptions of horseracing and lottery and forecast potential growth areas.
The study will additionally measure the effects of non-profit, commercial, and tribal gambling on areas including employment, facilities, and revenues while also looking into trends involving gambling and population. It is to moreover investigate daily fantasy sports, online gambling and new games for verticals such as mobile.
Spectrum Gaming Group has worked in the field since the early 1980s and has conducted similar studies particularly concerning Native American gambling for states including Florida and Connecticut.
“The results of this study will be a powerful economic tool for the state and tribes that will allow us to build on our success and help the state, businesses, tribes, and citizens guide economic growth with investment and with our values,” said Chris Stearns, Chair for the Washington State Gambling Commission.