Attorney General Lynch Invited to Join New Initiative to Crack Down on Illegal Gambling Operations
Washington, DC –Now that the United States Senate has confirmed Loretta Lynch as the next U.S. attorney general, the American Gaming Associations (AGA) is inviting her to join state attorneys general and other top law enforcement officials in partnership with the gaming industry through its recently launched initiative to crack down on illegal gambling operations.
In a keynote address before attorneys general from across the country last week, AGA President and CEO Geoff Freeman announced the “Stop Illegal Gambling – Play it Safe” initiative to combat illegal gambling operations across the country that harm consumers, steal jobs and deprive state and local governments of revenues that pay for vital public services.
New Report Reveals Totality of Gaming’s Impact
Gaming is a strong a economic engine, provides good jobs, pays for vital public services and boosts local communities.
In the first-ever study to analyze data from three varied sectors of the industry — U.S. commercial casinos, tribal casinos and gaming equipment manufacturers — Oxford Economics presents the most comprehensive assessment undertaken of the U.S. gaming industry’s economic contribution. The study was released as part of the AGA's Get to Know Gaming campaign.
AGA Releases Cutting-Edge Policy Resource
The American Gaming Association has released a first-of-its-kind online resource that enables industry stakeholders, gaming policymakers and regulators to easily access gaming policies across each of the 23 commercial casino gaming states. Visit www.gamingbythebook.org.
Nine New Companies Join AGA, Membership Changes Welcome Broader Engagement
Six board members and three general members join the American Gaming Association as part of new membership structure. View the member release here.
Gaming Careers: Gateway to the Middle Class