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The gaming industry supports gambling as a form of recreation in such venues as traditional casinos, riverboats, Native American reservation casinos, racing tracks, and state lotteries. Gaming employees, running the gamut from entry-level service workers to game dealers to casino and track managers, are needed to keep such facilities operating smoothly. The American Gaming Association claims that in 2008 the gaming industry employed approximately 375,000 workers, and that an additional 450,000 workers are employed in related businesses. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that gaming services' workers hold approximately 178,700 jobs.