Welcome to the Colorado Gaming Association
The Colorado Gaming Association (CGA), formerly known as the Casino Owners Association of Colorado, is the only statewide non-profit association representing the interests of the Colorado commercial casino industry. Founded in 1994, the association represents the gaming industry before the legislature, the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission, and other state entities, such as the Colorado Historical Society, Department of Revenue, and the Office of the Attorney General. Together, these businesses in the former mining towns of Black Hawk, Central City and Cripple Creek are the entertainment of choice for millions of people, generating numerous out-of-state visits annually to these historic towns. Our casinos are also good corporate citizens, contributing numerous resources to the local and state economies. During 2012, Colorado casinos contributed over $100 million in gaming tax revenue for historic preservation, roads and transportation, infrastructure improvements, tourism promotion, and the State of Colorado's general fund.
The casino gaming industry provides over 27,000 direct and indirect jobs to Colorado citizens, and annual employment surveys continue to reflect that the casino industry consistently pays higher wages than similar jobs in the metro-Denver or Colorado Springs areas. In addition to above-average wages, casino employees receive competitive fringe benefits in the areas of tuition reimbursement, transportation and meals, retirement and pension plans, health and life insurance, and exceptional promotional opportunities.
Colorado casinos are dedicated to the communities where they do business, as well as to Colorado as a whole. Every year, casinos make significant contributions to charities and civic projects across the state to include the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Bridge Project, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the Denver Mission, Habitat for Humanity, and the United Way. In addition, CGA actively promotes responsible gaming as a contributor to the Problem Gambling Coalition of Colorado, which provides the statewide, toll-free problem gambling hotline 1-800-522-4700, a 24-hour helpline service where problem gamblers and their loved ones can get treatment referrals.
We invite you to take a moment to learn about the casino industry's contributions to Colorado. Together, we can make a difference in Colorado through our continued commitment to play a positive role the state's economy and our dedicated involvement in making Colorado one of the best states in America.