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    Study: Casino gaming adds $3.6B to NY economy

    By: Haley Viccaro Casino gaming contributes $3.6 billion to New York’s economy and supports about 14,600 jobs in the state,according to a study conducted by Oxford Economics and released by the American Gaming Association. The gaming industry also generates $1.3 billion in tax revenues to local, state and federal governments, according to the study. Nationwide, casino […]

    Casino Gaming Industry Looks Forward to Partnering with the NBA, Others to Thwart Illegal Gambling

    Washington, DC –American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement today after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver penned an op-ed on sports betting in the New York Times: “Legal, regulated sports betting protects the integrity of casino games and the consumers who partake in them. In some cases, sports books in Nevada have even notified […]

    AGA making its voice heard on major gaming issues

    A few years ago, the American Gaming Association would have stayed away from the recent Massachusetts ballot referendum matter, where voters had a chance to kill the state’s nascent casino industry before the first hand of blackjack was dealt. The Washington, D.C.-based association wanted states and cities to decide whether gaming expansion was right for […]

    Players Advantage: Casinos add $4.8 billion to state economy, study finds

    Casinos add $4.8 billion a year to Pennsylvania’s economy and are directly responsible for 17,759 jobs in the state, says a new study sponsored by the American Gaming Association. The impact could grow with a greater “partnership” between policy makers and the industry, the group’s top executive says. “As competition emerges in neighboring states, it […]

    Expansion of gambling does not lead to more problem gamblers, study finds

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – In the past decade, online gambling has exploded and several states, including New York, have approved measures to legalize various types of gambling. So, it’s only natural that the number of people with gambling problems has also increased, right? Wrong, say researchers at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA). […]

    American Gaming Association Applauds Massachusetts Voters for Rejecting Casino Scare Tactics

    Washington, DC – American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement after Massachusetts voted to welcome gaming to the Bay State: “The people of Massachusetts have wisely rejected tired stereotypes about gaming and chosen to welcome a reliable economic engine to the Commonwealth. Massachusetts joins a long line of states that have considered […]

    American Gaming Association Applauds Indiana’s Serious Review of Gaming Policy

    Washington, DC – American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement after an Indiana legislative study committee voted to consider important policies for its gaming industry: “While we encourage further review in certain areas, we applaud Indiana’s study committee for seriously considering important policy issues for an industry that generates vital tax revenue […]

    Casinos and racinos have not yet led to an increase in problem gambling, officials say

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Ohio’s eleven casinos and racinos have not yet led to an increase in problem gambling, officials say. They credit strong prevention and education efforts that began years before the first casino, Horseshoe Casino Cleveland, opened in May, 2012. “There is nothing going on that is alerting us or alarming us,” said Scott […]

    Groundbreaking New Research Reveals Impressive Magnitude of U.S. Casino Gaming Industry

    Las Vegas, NV– For the first time ever, a new study conducted by Oxford Economics examines the broad economic impact the gaming industry as a whole has on the U.S. economy. The American Gaming Association released the first-of-its-kind study, which measures the economic impact of every facet of the casino gaming industry–commercial casinos and manufacturers and […]

    Jackpot! Gambling’s impact on the US economy

    Las Vegas is rebounding. Atlantic City struggles. Casino companies have been vying for licenses in Massachusetts. Native American operations are expanding. There are a lot of moving pieces in the U.S. gambling industries, and it has been hard to know whether the house is winning. For the first time, the American Gaming Association commissioned an […]