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MassLive: American Gaming Association taps former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis for illegal gambling panel

Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis has been tapped to serve on a newly formed Illegal Gambling Advisory Board as part of the American Gaming Association’s “Stop Illegal Gambling – Play it Safe” initiative.  The five-member panel includes Davis, the Hub’s police commissioner from 2006-2013, and four other former ranking law enforcement officials. The board held its first meeting […]

The Observer: Illegal gambling major problem in Texas

Law enforcement continues to shut down illegal game rooms in Texas and all over the nation. There is an estimated 100,000-150,000 “8-liner” and illegal slot machines in the state of Texas alone. With the illegal gaming brings violent crimes and dangerous situations. “We know these kind of establishments bring out more criminal activity to our […]

American Gaming Association President & CEO Geoff Freeman Testifies at IRS Hearing on Gaming Proposal

Washington, D.C. – Today, American Gaming Association’s (AGA) president and CEO Geoff Freeman testified at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) hearing on the proposed rules regarding electronic player tracking regulations using player loyalty cards for tax reporting purposes.   Read AGA’s IRS hearing testimony as prepared for delivery The industry’s greatest concern, Freeman said, is that the proposal […]

Casino Gaming Industry Sets Stage for Unprecedented Global Gaming Expo September 28 – October 1

LAS VEGAS – Global Gaming Expo 2015 (G2E), the world’s premier event for the casino gaming industry, is broadening its scope to match the changing gaming-resort landscape and position its attendees for the future. Complementing an expanded gaming focus, the 2015 show will introduce the “Integrated Resort Experience at G2E,” presenting innovative non-gaming technology, products and services as […]

Nevada Public Radio: American Gaming Association Calls NFL’s Casino Ban Outdated

Tony Romo’s National Fantasy Football Convention at the Venetian isn’t taking place, after the NFL stepped in and cancelled the event. The fantasy football convention will now be held next month in Los Angeles. But, the gaming industry’s lobbying group wants to make sure everyone knows their displeasure with the NFL’s decision. According to NFL policy, “players […]

NFL’s Forced Cancellation of Las Vegas Convention Reflects Outdated Perception of Casino Industry

Washington, DC – American Gaming Association (AGA) Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Sara Rayme, released the following statement after the NFL forced the cancellation of a fantasy football convention in Las Vegas: “The NFL’s inconsistent policies against associations with casinos – a heavily regulated, Fortune 500 industry approved by 90 percent of Americans – reflects an […]

Casinos Outline Serious Concerns with IRS Proposal to Track Players, Lower Winnings Threshold

Washington, D.C. – The American Gaming Association (AGA) filed comments this week as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) closed the public comment period on its proposal for reporting requirements on winnings from slot machine, bingo and keno play. The IRS is proposing mandatory electronic player tracking regulations using player loyalty cards for tax reporting purposes and may consider […]

American Gaming Association, Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Announce Partnership to Combat Illegal Gambling In Texas

Washington, D.C. – The American Gaming Association (AGA) and the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) today announced a new partnership to highlight and combat the rapid spread of illegal gambling machine activity in Texas. With an estimated 100,000-150,000 “8-liner” and illegal slot machines now present in Texas, the state has become the most glaring example […]