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Responsible Gaming Education Week

Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW) was created by the AGA in 1998 to increase awareness of problem gambling among gaming industry employees and customers and to promote responsible gaming nationwide. The AGA and the entire gaming industry realize that education is essential to promoting responsible play and increasing awareness of gambling disorders, and RGEW provides […]

AGA Corporate Social Responsibility Committee Meeting

The AGA Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee creates a forum to discuss and develop industry policies and strategies in areas such as diversity and inclusion, philanthropy and community investment and environmental sustainability. Through meetings and other communications throughout the year, members provide advice and direction to the AGA on CSR strategies and programs.

Casinos Applaud New Bill to Help Workers Succeed, Fully Contribute to the Economy

Washington, DC – New bipartisan legislation introduced today in the U.S. House of Representatives would promote programs that many casino gaming companies already implement to help workers boost their language skills, further their education and apply for citizenship. The American Gaming Association (AGA) today applauded the introduction of the New Americans Success Act of 2015 by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Rep. […]

Moody’s Report Forecasts Casino Gaming Growth, Despite Intense Competition

Washington, DC – American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement after Moody’s, in a new report out today, forecast revenue growth in the US gaming industry: “Today’s Moody’s report highlights that even in the face of intense competition, the gaming industry is finding ways to grow and serve as strong community partners. However, it’s […]

Associations Now – GR Pro: It’s Time for Associations to Gear Up for 2016

By Rob Stott Election night is a year and a half away, but with presidential hopefuls already hitting the campaign trail, now’s as good a time as any for associations to ramp up their advocacy efforts. The 2016 presidential election is still 17 months away, but that hasn’t slowed down the work some associations are […]

Casinos Applaud California Court Ruling on Illegal Internet Sweepstakes Cafes

Washington, DC – American Gaming Association (AGA) Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Sara Rayme issued the following statement after the California Supreme Court ruled that Internet sweepstakes cafes are illegal: “Today’s ruling affirms what we already knew: Internet sweepstakes cafes are illegal entities that should be shut down. In stark contrast to the legal, highly regulated casino […]

NHL’s Consideration of Las Vegas Reflects Progressive Views of Casino Gaming

Washington, D.C. – American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement after the NHL announced it is considering expansion, including potentially in Las Vegas: “Today’s announcement reflects a progressive view of casino gaming and marks a stark contrast with the NFL’s recent decision to force the cancellation of a fantasy sports event at a Las Vegas casino. […]

Poll: Iowa Caucus-Goers Prefer Presidential Candidates Who Support Casinos

Council Bluffs, IA – A new poll released today finds that likely Iowa caucus-goers are more likely to support a candidate who recognizes that casinos create jobs, generate valuable tax revenue and serve as an important role in economic development (47%-36%).  Eighteen commercial casinos in Iowa support nearly 17,000 jobs, spur $2.5 billion in economic activity and […]

The Washington Times: Gambling group to 2016 hopefuls: We’re watching you

Insisting that the road to the White House goes straight through Nevada, the nation’s gaming industry has put the 2016 presidential candidates on notice that they’re being watched and weighed for how they treat the industry. American Gaming Association (AGA) President Geoff Freeman sent letters to 14 candidates, urging them to support the casino industry or lose the […]

Casinos Send Letter to Presidential Candidates: Take a Stand in Support of Gaming

Washington, D.C. – If presidential candidates want to win votes in Nevada, they should learn the ins-and-outs of modern casino gaming, a $53 billion Nevada industry that supports 425,000 Nevada jobs, says American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman in a letter to declared and likely candidates today who have demonstrated an interest in competing in Nevada. […]