American Gaming Association Adds Nine New Members, Further Uniting Gaming Industry

Foxwoods Resort Casino, Wind Creek Hospitality and the Chickasaw Nation join as board members

Press Release | 09.19.2016

Washington, D.C. – The American Gaming Association (AGA) today announced that it has added nine new members – including three new board members – as the organization continues to grow and represent every sector of the casino gaming industry. The three new board members are Foxwoods Resort Casino, Wind Creek Hospitality and The Chickasaw Nation. Joining as general members are Crane Payment Innovations, USFantasy Sports, Sysco Corporation, Atrient, RSM US and Management Science Associates, Inc.

“The robust growth and diversification of AGA since the beginning of last year is making the organization – and the industry – more influential and effective,” said Geoff Freeman, AGA president and CEO. “Our commitment to bring together commercial operators, Tribal operators, casino suppliers and allied members is uniting the industry and driving conversation around the most important issues facing the gaming community.”

AGA’s Board of Directors approved a new membership structure in late 2014 to help unify the gaming industry through a policy of inclusivity and transparency. Since then, AGA’s membership has grown by more than 50 percent.

New Board Members

Foxwoods Resort Casino: Located in Mashantucket, CT, Foxwoods Resort Casino is the premier resort destination in the Northeast.  As the largest resort casino in North America, Foxwoods offers a vast array of gaming in seven casinos; AAA Four-Diamond hotels, restaurants from gourmet to quick service, world-renowned spas, award-winning golf, state-of-the-art theaters, and exclusive retailers.

Wind Creek Hospitality: Operated as an authority of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Wind Creek Hospitality operates in Atmore, Wetumpka, Montgomery and Mobile, Alabama; Gretna and Pensacola, Florida and Gardnerville, Nevada.

The Chickasaw Nation: The Chickasaw Nation operates 21 casinos and gaming facilities in south-central Oklahoma. Properties include WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, OK, Riverwind Casino in Norman, OK and Newcastle Casino in Newcastle, OK. 

New General Members

Crane Payment Innovations: Crane Payment Innovations provides a range of money handling solutions aimed at financial services, gaming, retail, transportation and vending markets.

USFantasy Sports: USFantasy Sports is a licensed fantasy sports company providing fantasy sports contests for all professional sports to the sports pari-mutuel licensed sports book operations at casinos within the state of Nevada. 

Sysco Corporation: Sysco sells, markets and distributes food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilitates, lodging and other customers who prepare their meals away from home.

Atrient: Atrient offers a number of applications developed for gaming operators as well as custom developed software solutions to help optimize guest service and improve player experience with self-service club enrollment, card printing and easy access to player balances.

RSM US: RSM US is a limited liability partnership and the U.S. member firm of RSM international, a global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms.

Management Science Associates, Inc: Management Science Associates (MSA) uses analytics and informatics to help customers answer questions and solve problems. MSA analyzes data, develops systems, and creates IT infrastructure to help inform decision-making, forecasts outcomes, and automates workflow and processes.

About AGA: The American Gaming Association is the premier national trade group representing the $240 billion U.S. casino industry, which supports 1.7 million jobs in 40 states. AGA members include commercial and tribal casino operators, suppliers and other entities affiliated with the gaming industry. It is the mission of the AGA to be the single most effective champion of the industry, relentlessly protecting against harmful and often misinformed public policies, and paving a path for growth, innovation and reinvestment.

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