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    AG Maura Healey’s Public Casino Comments Undermine Efforts to Forge Constructive Partnership

    Press Release
    April 2, 2015

    Washington, DC – American Gaming Association (AGA) Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Sara Rayme released the following statement in response to Attorney General Maura Healey’s latest claims about the casino gaming industry:

    “The American Gaming Association recently met with Attorney General Healey’s office and, among other key information, provided the AGA’s Best Practices for Anti-Money Laundering Compliance, a comprehensive document that guides the industry’s compliance efforts. These Best Practices were developed in coordination with the federal government.  While we were hopeful that we were making progress in building a constructive relationship, today’s public comments confirm a deep and disappointing bias against the casino gaming industry. 

    “We are disappointed with the approach taken by AG Healey’s office, but remain committed to finding ways to work together, as we are doing with Attorneys General and other law enforcement agencies in 40 states where casinos serve as valued partners. AG Healey’s office only needs to consult with her counterparts in those states to understand her concerns are completely misguided.”



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