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Las Vegas Review-Journal – AGA road trips to explain how casinos help small businesses

By Richard N. Velotta  April 18, 2017    The American Gaming Association is starting a series of road trips Tuesday to explain how commercial and tribal casinos help small businesses across the country. Representatives of the Washington, D.C.-based association will meet with Rep. Anthony Brown, D-Md., at Eastern Food Services in Laurel, Maryland, to raise […]

Obamacare Changes Should Uphold Gambling Disorders as Serious Public Health Issue

Washington, DC – The U.S. casino gaming industry is calling on Congress to uphold gambling disorders as a serious public health issue in any changes it makes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In a letter sent today to congressional leaders and the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the American Gaming […]

Casino Critics’ Hypocrisy Laid Bare in Baltimore Sun Story

Washington, DC – American Gaming Association (AGA) Vice President of Public Affairs Erik Balsbaugh released the following statement in response to a Baltimore Sun story on how Maryland casinos are delivering on their promises to generate more than a billion dollars in tax revenue – yet, in a stunning display of hypocrisy – critics blame casinos for […]

FULL REMARKS: American Gaming Association’s Geoff Freeman Addresses Louisiana Riverboat Economic Development and Gaming Task Force

Washington, DC – American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman today addressed the Louisiana Riverboat Economic Development and Gaming Task Force to highlight casino gaming’s strong commitment to the state and how regulatory and policy changes could help the industry thrive – and maximize its benefits for the state and local communities – […]

IRS Officially Drops Burdensome Gaming Proposals, Marking Big Win for Casino Patrons

Washington, DC – American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today released its final regulation on its 2015 proposal for tax reporting of slot winnings.  “Today’s final IRS regulation is a big win not only for gaming companies and millions of casino visitors, but […]

AGA Marks Japan’s Historic Passage of IR Bill

Washington, DC – American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement in response to the passage of Japan’s IR Promotion bill: “The passage of legislation in Japan that makes possible the development of integrated resorts is truly historic. After decades of study, it is clear that the expansion of our industry […]

The Record – 5 states, others are “friend” to NJ in its sports betting bid

By John Brennan  November 25, 2016  Five state Attorneys General, the American Gaming Association, the Cato Institute, and a sports law professor are among those who have filed “amicus” briefs backing New Jersey’s request to the U.S. Supreme Court to take up its so-far-unsuccessful effort to either have a 1992 federal ban on most sports […]

Legal Sports Report – The DraftKings-FanDuel Merger And The Intersection With Sports Betting

November 21, 2016  By Dustin Gouker  The American Gaming Association’s signature issue in the past year has been a push for the legalization of sports betting in the US. So when the giant daily fantasy sports merger between DraftKings and FanDuel was announced last week, it came as no shock at that the AGA latched on. The industry association for casinos in the US issued this statement from Sara Rayme, senior vice president […]

AGA Rallies Casinos, Community Leaders and Elected Officials to Highlight Industry’s Contributions in Philadelphia

Philadelphia – The American Gaming Association (AGA) today convened a roundtable forum at SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia, bringing together gaming executives, Philadelphia-area business and community leaders, federal, state and local elected officials to discuss the significant contributions of gaming to the city. Watch video from event Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos are responsible for over $6 billion in […]