AGA Releases 2013 State of the States Report
The AGA has released the 2013 State of the States survey, which provides national and state-by-state economic impact data, such as gaming revenues, tax contributions, and employment and wage figures for the 23 U.S. commercial casino states operating in 2012. This year's public opinion polling includes a special focus on young adult casino visitors. Download the full report for details.
Are You the VOICE of Gaming?
The AGA is accepting entries for the 13th annual Gaming Voice Awards. This is your chance to have your marketing, advertising and public relations efforts singled out as one of the industry’s best. Download the Call for Entries today!
The Gaming Industry Goes All In for Giving and Philanthropy for National Volunteer Week
In recognition of National Volunteer Week, commercial gaming companies nationwide are taking part in dozens of organized community service activities and the American Gaming Association released new research quantifying industry philanthropic contributions. The activities are part of the “All In for Giving & Volunteering” campaign coordinated by the AGA. Read the AGA press release for more information on the research, campaign and company-level activities.
AGA Announces Geoff Freeman as Next President and CEO
The American Gaming Association (AGA) has announced that respected Washington association professional Geoff Freeman has been appointed president and chief executive officer effective July 1, 2013. Read more about the appointment here.
New AGA Research on Internet Sweepstakes Cafes
Download the AGA's new white paper that addresses the proliferation of Internet sweepstakes cafes, outlines legislation and legal activity that already has taken place related to the issue, and examines the legal arguments against sweepstakes cafes.
New Resources for Women in Gaming
AGA Announces Winners of All In for Responsible Gaming Contest
The winning poster, essay and video from the All In for Responsible Gaming Contest, along with those selected as Honorable Mention, are available for viewing. Congratulations to all of the winners!
AGA Honors Industry's Top Diverse Vendors
The AGA demonstrated the gaming industry's commitment to diversity by honoring five gaming suppliers with the Diverse Vendor of the Year Award. Click here for more information.
Commercial Gaming Companies Go All In During National Volunteer Week
Commercial gaming companies across the country are celebrating National Volunteer Week with community service activities and recognition of the volunteer work their employees do throughout the year. Find out more here.
Network at the latest Global Gaming Women Events
Don't miss your chance to network with the gaming industry's top women leaders at three Global Gaming Women (GGW) events at three key industry gatherings - Indian Gaming 2012, IMGL Spring Conference and the Southern Gaming Summit. Get more information here.
Stay Up-to-Date on Gaming Regulatory Reform
To support its advocacy efforts in favor of streamlining gaming regulations in jurisdictions nationwide, the AGA has launched a new section of its website. The site includes a wealth of resources on regulatory reform, including links to regulations and charts indicating reform priorities in each state, the AGA’s recent white paper, speeches and presentations and opinion pieces and news articles about regulatory reform.
Take a Look at the Year that Was
Review the AGA's 2011 accomplishments and plans for 2012 in its newly-released Annual Report. Download it here.
New Report Shows Economic Impacts of Commercial Casino Industry Equivalent to 1 Percent of U.S. GDP
Beyond the Casino Floor: Economic Impacts of the Commercial Casino Industry is the largest and most comprehensive study of the total impact of the commercial casino industry in nearly 15 years. The report examines the direct, indirect and induced impacts of the industry and its employees nationwide. Visit the Beyond the Casino Floor section of the AGA website for a full copy of the report and additional resources about the impact of the gaming industry.
Federal Online Gambling Legislation Needed Now More Than Ever
Frank Fahrnekopf's latest Global Gaming Business magazine op-ed examines the Justice Department's clarification of the Wire Act and what it means for federal online gambling legislation. Check it out here.
AGA Statement on the Department of Justice Clarification of the Scope of the Wire Act
Read the AGA statement on the Department of Justice's recent clarification of the scope of the Wire Act.
Fahrenkopf Testifies at House Online Poker Hearing
On November 18, AGA President and CEO Frank Fahrenkopf testified in front of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade during the hearing entitled “Internet Gaming: Regulating in an Online World.” Read the full text of his testimony here.
Gaming Industry Inducts Luminaries into Hall of Fame at Charity Gala
At the 23rd annual Gaming Hall of Fame Charity Dinner and Induction Ceremony, members of the gaming industry gathered to honor Sheldon G. Adelson, Blue Man Group, Charlie Palmer and Dr. William Eadington for their unique achievements and contributions to the gaming industry. Click here for more information about the inductees and the event.
AGA Releases White Paper Detailing Regulatory Reform Recommendations
Download the AGA's new white paper, Improving Gaming Regulation: 10 Recommendations for Streamlining Processes While Maintaining Integrity.
AGA Unveils Online Poker Code of Conduct and Supporting Video
The AGA has introduced an online poker Code of Conduct, outlining the measures it thinks are necessary to institute an effective regulatory system that will protect American consumers, keep minors from gambling, provide tools to help problem gamblers, and create provisions to help law enforcement identify and prosecute illegal operators. The AGA also introduced a Wild-West-themed YouTube video that makes the case for establishing federal guidelines that would allow states to license and regulate online poker, ensure American consumers are protected and that the jobs and revenues associated with the industry are realized in the U.S. For more information or to view the video, visit the AGA Online Poker Headquarters.
Purchase Tickets for the Gaming Hall of Fame Charity Dinner and Induction Ceremony
AGA to Launch New Global Gaming Women Initiative at G2E
AGA Statement on Introduction of Rep. Barton’s Online Poker Legislation
AGA Statement on the Passing of Terry Lanni
See the statement from AGA President and CEO Frank Fahrenkopf on the passing of Terry Lanni, former chairman and CEO of MGM Mirage.
AGA Releases New Report Detailing Opportunities for Effective Regulation of Online Poker
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AGA Releases 2011 State of the States Report
From public opinion polling to national and state-by-state economic impact data, the AGA's State of the States survey is your best source for information on the U.S. commercial casino industry. Download the report for more information.