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Gaming Industry To Target Key Presidential States

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The nation's casino industry has announced plans to target Ohio and other presidential battleground states in a first-time campaign for political support.  

The American Gaming Association says the effort will tout its ability to create job as it urges White House contenders to support gambling interests. The effort represents a new chapter for an industry that has avoided political involvement beyond individual campaign donations and lobbying. The group plans to encourage the industry's workers in those states to go to the polls and urge candidates to support issues that would benefit the industry.