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    Nevada Public Radio: American Gaming Association Calls NFL’s Casino Ban Outdated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    NFL’s Forced Cancellation of Las Vegas Convention Reflects Outdated Perception of Casino Industry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 […]

    AGA Applauds Governor Sandoval, Nevada Legislature for Paving the Way for Innovative Gaming Technology

    Washington, DC – The American Gaming Association (AGA) today applauded Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval for signing key gaming legislation into law and praised state legislators, who unanimously supported Senate Bill 9. The new law allows slot machines to incorporate elements of skill and will help the industry’s efforts to attract millennial customers. “We applaud Nevada’s leadership on […]

    Credit Card Ban at Casinos Would Reflect Gross Misunderstanding of the Gaming Industry

    Washington, DC –In light of a new report in which the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Inspector General recommends banning the use of government credit cards at casinos, the American Gaming Association (AGA) is urging DoD not to single out the gaming industry and ignore the diverse offerings provided by casinos. In a letter to DoD Inspector General Jon […]

    Casinos Will Be Front and Center As Republicans Debate in Cleveland this Summer

    Washington, DC –With the Republican National Committee (RNC) expected to officially announce that GOP presidential candidates will debate for the first time in the casino city of Cleveland, Ohio, the American Gaming Association (AGA), through its “Gaming Votes” initiative, is capitalizing on the opportunity to highlight gaming’s economic impact on Cleveland and the entire state. Ohio’s […]

    U.S. Gaming Industry Engages Japanese Diet as Casino Expansion Gains Momentum

    Washington, DC – On the heels of new Japanese legislation to legalize casinos, the American Gaming Association welcomed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and members of the Diet to Washington, DC. The AGA is playing a leading role in informing lawmakers about the casino industry and its potential role in Japanese economic and tourism development, including hosting […]