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How Gaming Benefits Nevada

Charitable Contributions

In addition to providing a primary source of revenue for Nevada’s state budget, the resort industry and its employees donate millions of dollars and thousands of hours to Nevada philanthropies and public-service causes.

Nevada resorts have contributed to a variety of charitable organizations through in-kind donations of goods and services, cash donations and more. Perhaps more importantly are the countless hours and volunteer efforts of industry employees. Causes that have been supported include education, veterans services, homelessness and hunger. They are also leading the way in sustainable initiatives that are helping to improve energy efficiency, conserve scarce resources such as water and increasing recycling efforts to ensure a better tomorrow.

Our charitable causes include:

American Cancer Society
American Lung Association
American Red Cross
Boots to Business
Boyd School of Law
Boys and Girls Club
Clean the World
Food Bank of Northern Nevada
Global Soap Project
Habitat for Humanity
Las Vegas Rescue Mission
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
Meals on Wheels
National Center for Responsible Gaming
National Park Trust
Nevada Child Seekers
Nevada Council on Problem Gambling
Nevada Military Support Alliance
Nevada Minority Business Council
One Drop
Opportunity Village
Rescued Wine
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Salvation Army
Second Wind Dreams
Shade Tree
Smart Start
Special Olympics
Springs Preserve
St. Jude's Ranch for Children
St. Rose Dominican Hospital
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Teach for America
Teacher of the Game
The Smith Center
Three Square
United Negro College Fund
United Way
Vegas PBS
Wounded Warriors

... and many more.

The gaming and tourism industry continues to lead the charge addressing Nevada's growing community needs. Nearly every member of the NRA has proactive community relations programs, which reflect the values of each company and its employees. NRA members help support various areas of community need including education, workplace diversity and responsible gaming. In addition to direct corporate philanthropy and community initiatives, many resort companies encourage employee and executive volunteerism and philanthropy.

The Fertitta Family Foundation has been an integral part of this community for generations, operating from a philosophy of giving back to the community and assisting those in need.
— Las Vegas Review-Journal
February 9, 2013