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AG Maura Healey’s Public Casino Comments Undermine Efforts to Forge Constructive Partnership

Washington, DC – American Gaming Association (AGA) Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Sara Rayme released the following statement in response to Attorney General Maura Healey’s latest claims about the casino gaming industry: “The American Gaming Association recently met with Attorney General Healey’s office and, among other key information, provided the AGA’s Best Practices for Anti-Money Laundering Compliance, a comprehensive document that guides the […]

AGA Applauds Senator Reid for Tireless Support of Gaming, Dedication to Nevada

Washington, DC – American Gaming Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement after Senator Harry Reid announced his retirement: “Senator Reid has been a tireless supporter of gaming who solidified Nevada and the industry’s significance across the country. From his earliest days as chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission to his years in the […]

American Gaming Association Continues to Unite Casino Industry

Washington, DC – On the heels of a significant shift in its membership and governance structure, the American Gaming Association (AGA) today welcomed five new board members: The Cordish Company, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Global Cash Access, Novomatic and Vantiv Gaming Solutions. The AGA also added six general members: Casino City Press, Fantini Research, FPL […]

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 […]