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    American Gaming Association Urges New Congress to Act Now on Terrorism Risk Insurance

    Washington, DC –American Gaming Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement urging the new Congress to immediately act to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA), which expired last week: “Congress must act immediately to reauthorize a vital tool that ensures economic continuity in the event of a terror attack. The AGA, along with a […]

    American Gaming Association Congratulates UNLV on Creating New Program to Study Gaming Law and Regulation

    Washington, DC –American Gaming Association Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Sara Rayme released the following statement after the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, announcedit will begin offering a master’s degree in gaming law and regulation through its law school: “We congratulate UNLV for recognizing the challenges of our complex industry and providing students an opportunity to gain […]

    American Gaming Association Announces Cutting-Edge Policy Resource

    Washington, DC –As part of its ongoing “Get to Know Gaming” campaign, the American Gaming Association (AGA) today released a first-of-its-kind resource to allow stakeholders, policymakers, regulators and gaming journalists to easily compare commercial gaming regulations for each state. The online database, called “By the Book,” is accessible through an interactive, easy-to-use map on GamingBytheBook.org. It aggregates and explains […]

    Study shows (big surprise) gaming is No. 1 in Nevada

    Here’s one area where Nevada ranks first in the nation — and it’s a good thing. When looking at the cumulative financial benefits of the nation’s gaming industry, the Silver State is No. 1 in economic impact, No. 1 in jobs supported and No. 1 tax revenue to state and local governments. Yeah, big surprise […]

    Kansas casinos have $673 million impact on state’s economy, study says

    he three state-owned casinos in Kansas contributed $673 million to the state’s economy and supported approximately 4,000 jobs in 2013,according to a study commissioned by the casino industry’s top trade association. The impact included about $148 million in total labor income and about $193 million in total tax revenue, according to the study. It was […]

    Study says casinos have $1.4 billion impact in Maryland

    A study conducted for the American Gaming Association says commercial gaming generated about 4,500 Maryland jobs and supported an additional 3,400 positions in 2013. The study, conducted for the trade association by Oxford Economics and released Monday, said the industry’s economic impact on Maryland was $1.4 billion, including labor income of about $359 million. The […]

    Maryland casinos pumped $1.4 billion into the state’s economy, industry study says

    Maryland’s fast-growing casino industry injected $1.4 billion into the state economy and supported nearly 8,000 jobs in 2013, according to an industry-funded study released Monday. The casino industry also generated $359 million in income and pumped $543 million in tax revenue into state coffers, concluded researchers from Oxford Economics, a forecasting firm based in Oxford, […]

    Study: Colorado gamblers’ ante stirred $1.5B in 2013 economic activity

    Visitors to Colorado’s 39 casinos in three mountain towns fueled $1.5 billion of economic activity in 2013. A study by Oxford Economics released Thursday — part of a state-by-state survey of gambling’s economic impact by the American Gaming Association — showed Colorado’s non-tribal casinos supported more than 10,000 jobs and generated $342 million of state and local tax revenue […]