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    Attorney General Lynch Invited to Join New Initiative to Crack Down on Illegal Gambling Operations

    Washington, DC –Now that the United States Senate has confirmed Loretta Lynch as the next U.S. attorney general, the American Gaming Associations (AGA) is inviting her to join state attorneys general and other top law enforcement officials in partnership with the gaming industry through its recently launched initiative to crack down on illegal gambling operations. In a keynote address […]

    Across 40 States, Gaming Generates $38 Billion in State, Federal and Local and Gaming Taxes for Vital Public Services

    Washington, DC – As millions of Americans and businesses file their tax returns, casino gaming is contributing more than its fair share in support of local communities across the United States. According to a recent Oxford Economics study, casinos generate $38 billion in federal, state, local and gaming taxes, which pay for education, law enforcement, community development […]

    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 […]