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    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 […]

    American Gaming Association Welcomes FinCEN Guidance on Sports Books, Urges Further Scrutiny of Illegal Sports Betting

    Washington, DC –American Gaming Association (AGA) President and Chief Executive Officer Geoff Freeman released the following statement after the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) released new guidance for sports book operations: “AGA members are committed to robust anti-money laundering measures in every aspect of their operations and invest significant resources to tailor risk-based compliance programs for every corner of the […]

    Geoff Freeman: Casino gaming creates jobs and supports small businesses

    As the start of the Florida legislative session looms, and with another debate on casino gaming forthcoming, casino critics are out in force.  Their tiresome strategy is to use the closings of a couple Atlantic City, New Jersey properties to peddle their exaggerated narrative of how the sky will fall in Florida if casinos emerge.  […]

    Gaming lobbyist group expands in membership, influence

    Inside the American Gaming Association’s new headquarters in Washington are a few slot machines to entertain policymakers and other visitors. The free-play games also serve as instructional tools to teach gambling novices about the inner-workings of the casino industry. A large poker table is on order. No word yet on house rules. The offices also […]

    In the News: Vital Terrorism Risk Insurance Signed into Law, Protects Major Tourist Destinations Across the US

    Washington, DC – As the American Gaming Association successfully pushed for reauthorization of a vital program that provides terrorism risk insurance to gaming companies, reporters have been highlighting the importance of the program for protecting the Las Vegas Strip and the state’s number-one industry. Outside of Nevada, however, the program is key for protecting the investments of […]

    UNLV praised for creating master’s degree program in gambling law

    The American Gaming Association on Tuesday praised UNLV for creating a master’s degree program in gambling law and regulation. “We congratulate UNLV for recognizing the challenges of our complex industry and providing students an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the myriad regulations we face, ” Sara Rayme, senior vice president of public affairs […]