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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 […]

Attorney General Must Tackle Rampant Illegal Gambling Operations

Washington, DC– The American Gaming Association (AGA) today urged Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), ranking member, to ensure the next attorney general will crack down on illegal gambling activities that are prevalent across the United States.  The AGA’s letter calling attention to this important issue comes a day […]

Super Bowl Illegal Bets to Be $3.8 Billion,Trade Group Says

Illegal betting in the U.S. on the Super Bowl will be about 38 times more by value than Nevada casinos typically accept in wagers on the National Football League championship, the American Gaming Association said. Americans will wager about $3.8 billion illegally on the Feb. 1 game, the Washington-based casino industry trade group said in […]

Illegal Super Bowl Bets to Total $3.8 Billion This Year

Washington, DC– According to a first-ever estimate by the American Gaming Association (AGA) released today, Americans will make $3.8 billion worth of illegal bets on this year’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks. That figure stands in stark contrast to the approximately $100 million bet legally on the Super Bowl each year. […]

Delaware Lawmakers Should Protect Jobs, Promote a Pro-Business Environment

Washington, DC – American Gaming Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement after Delaware’s gaming study commission made recommendations to improve the state’s partnership with the gaming industry: “Delaware casinos face an ultra-competitive mid-Atlantic landscape.  To thrive, lawmakers should embrace progressive, pro-business policies that empower Delaware’s casino industry to innovate and reinvest. Forward thinking gaming regulations and tax […]

Presidential Candidates Set to Debate in States Where Casino Gaming Supports Nearly Half-a-Million Jobs

Washington, DC – According to a published report, the Republican National Committee will announce today that it will hold presidential primary debates in states where casino gaming supports 473,500 jobs, drives $60 billion in economic activity and generates $10 billion dollars in taxes. Further, the Republican nominating process will culminate with the Republican National Convention in the […]