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Gaming Careers: Gateway to the Middle Class

Oxford Economics released a seminal report outlining the quality, range and skills associated with the more than 200 types of careers at hundreds of casinos across 40 states. Oxford’s report titled, “Gaming Careers: Gateway to the Middle Class,” reveals that gaming:

The Faces of Gaming Monthly Video Contest Rules

OFFICIAL RULES No purchase necessary to enter or win. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Rules are subject to change without notice. The Faces of Gaming Monthly Video Contest (“Contest”) offered by the American Gaming Association (“Sponsor”) is designed to promote the positive effect of gaming on the careers and lives of people whose […]

Key Presidential Election States Focus of Unprecedented Gaming Industry Voting Initiative

Las Vegas – Likely 2016 presidential candidates are already visiting battleground states where casino gaming supports more than half-a-million jobs and contributes $75 billion to local communities.  The American Gaming Association (AGA) today launched a national initiative, “Gaming Votes,” to ensure presidential candidates understand gaming’s vital role in providing middle class jobs and driving economic growth. Multimedia assets: bit.ly/AGAMediaKit […]

Attorney General Must Tackle Rampant Illegal Gambling Operations

Washington, DC– The American Gaming Association (AGA) today urged Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), ranking member, to ensure the next attorney general will crack down on illegal gambling activities that are prevalent across the United States.  The AGA’s letter calling attention to this important issue comes a day […]

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 […]

5 key promises to watch from the MGM Springfield host community agreement

The following is a look at 5 key promises MGM Resorts International made as it cemented its host community agreeement with the City of Springfield. As the company works to open its estimated $800 million resort casino in Western Mass., these are some things Pioneer Valley residents should have an eye on. A 33-month construction […]

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. […]

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 […]

What’s gambling worth to Ohio?

Ohio’s casinos and racinos were responsible for $2.2 billion of the state’s economy in 2013, according to a new study commissioned by the American Gaming Association. And that number is expected to increase this year with the opening of additional racinos. The gambling venues were responsible for about 7,500 jobs and generated $672.5 million in […]