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    American Gaming Association Announces New Partnership with the American Bus Association to Promote Safety

    Press Release
    September 25, 2014

    Washington, DC – As part of the gaming industry’s continual effort to promote and ensure safety for its patrons and communities, the American Gaming Association (AGA) and American Bus Association (ABA), the premier and largest industry trade association representing Motorcoach companies in North America, announced today a new partnership to promote safety, share best practices with industry personnel and reduce the number of unsafe bus operators transporting passengers to gaming destinations.
    “Through our partnership with the ABA, we will share best practices with our members and build on our industry’s strong commitment to ensuring that only properly credentialed and safe buses transport casino visitors to gaming facilities,” said Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the American Gaming Association. “Our industry is committed to the safety of our guests and our partnership with the American Bus Association will take that commitment one step further.”
    “We are truly excited about the partnership between ABA and AGA,” said Peter Pantuso, president and CEO of the American Bus Association. “Both organizations are leaders within their industry segments and recognize that by working together we can help to ensure our respective customers will have safe experiences.  I look forward to working with AGA in a collaborative effort to enhance safety of our customers.”
    “We take the safety of our patrons very seriously, and this partnership will help us work even closer as partners with bus companies,” said Stan Smith, vice president emergency management, Boyd Gaming Corporation. “Details matter. We’re in the business of minimizing risks. Tour buses play an important role in facilitating visits for our customers, and we want to make sure we partner exclusively with safe, reliable, and licensed bus companies.”
    The AGA’s “Get to Know Gaming” campaign is an ongoing effort to tell the story of gaming’s positive impact on communities. AGA’s partnership with ABA helps underscore the gaming industry’s commitment to safety and corporate responsibility in all communities throughout the country.
    For more information on the American Bus Association, visit: http://www.buses.org.

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