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Potential IRS Proposal Could Cost States Millions of Dollars in Gaming Revenues

Washington, DC – The American Gaming Association (AGA) is expressing serious concerns with a potential Internal Revenue Service (IRS) proposal that could aim to reduce the tax reporting thresholds for casino visitors from $1,200 to $600 for gaming winnings. The IRS issued proposed regulations and an official Notice updating the tax information reporting rules for players’ slot winnings (as […]

Bush Visit to Las Vegas Offers Prime Opportunity to Highlight Positive Impact of Gaming

Las Vegas – As the casino gaming industry continues to provide a path to the middle class for workers in Nevada and across 40 states, likely Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush visits Las Vegas today to hold a public discussion on restoring the promise of America. The American Gaming Association (AGA), which is educating candidates about the industry and gaming employees […]

As CPAC Begins at National Harbor, Construction of MGM Casino Will Be Front and Center for Likely 2016 Candidates

Washington, DC – Conservatives descending on National Harbor this week for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) will see firsthand the gaming industry creating well-paying jobs. The new MGM Resorts International casino, which workers are building just steps from the site of the Conference, is a $1.2 billion investment that will create 4,000 jobs. For likely […]

Gaming Industry Welcomes Senator Marco Rubio to Las Vegas

Las Vegas – The casino gaming industry is welcoming Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) to Las Vegas this morning as he continues his book tour in advance of a potential 2016 presidential bid. As part of its just-launched “Gaming Votes” initiative, the American Gaming Association (AGA) is working to ensure Senator Rubio and other likely presidential candidates recognize […]

Casinos betting on new lobbying effort

The casino industry has jumped into presidential politics. The American Gaming Association has initiated a lobbying effort it calls Gaming Votes that will include events in key swing states such as Ohio. The goal is to educate the industry’s 1.7 million employees about who is running and where they stand on gaming-related issues. And inform […]

The Faces of Gaming Monthly Video Contest Rules

OFFICIAL RULES No purchase necessary to enter or win. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Rules are subject to change without notice. The Faces of Gaming Monthly Video Contest (“Contest”) offered by the American Gaming Association (“Sponsor”) is designed to promote the positive effect of gaming on the careers and lives of people whose […]

Key Presidential Election States Focus of Unprecedented Gaming Industry Voting Initiative

Las Vegas – Likely 2016 presidential candidates are already visiting battleground states where casino gaming supports more than half-a-million jobs and contributes $75 billion to local communities.  The American Gaming Association (AGA) today launched a national initiative, “Gaming Votes,” to ensure presidential candidates understand gaming’s vital role in providing middle class jobs and driving economic growth. Multimedia assets: bit.ly/AGAMediaKit […]

Gaming Advocates for Patent Reform Legislation to Promote Job Creation, Industry Growth

Washington, DC — American Gaming Association Vice President of Government Relations Whit Askew released the following statement after House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte introduced important patent reform legislation: “We welcome Chairman Goodlatte’s introduction of the Innovation Act, legislation that will help reduce frivolous and costly patent litigation asserted by patent trolls. Gaming is an innovative, $240 billion industry […]