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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 […]

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 […]

MGM Resorts International and SLS Las Vegas Tie for Most Wins at AGA Communications Awards

LAS VEGAS – The 14th annual American Gaming Association (AGA) communications awards recognized 10 different gaming companies, casino properties and equipment manufacturers for communications excellence in 15 categories. The awards program honored outstanding advertising, public relations, marketing, financial and corporate communications and were presented at a ceremony held today at the Sands Expo and Convention […]

American Gaming Association Announces New Partnership with the American Bus Association to Promote Safety

Washington, DC – As part of the gaming industry’s continual effort to promote and ensure safety for its patrons and communities, the American Gaming Association (AGA) and American Bus Association (ABA), the premier and largest industry trade association representing Motorcoach companies in North America, announced today a new partnership to promote safety, share best practices with industry personnel […]

Area projects share $12.4M in casino profits

A partnership developing the Trader’s and Hazleton National bank buildings in downtown Hazleton received a state grant of $500,000, Sen. John Yudichak, D-14, and Rep. Tarah Toohil, R-116, said Tuesday when listing other grants in Luzerne County that total $12.4 million from gaming funds paid by the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. DHD Realty will […]

American Gaming Association Announces Partnership with KidsAndCars.org During Responsible Gaming Education Week

Washington, DC – As part of Responsible Gaming Education Week, the American Gaming Association (AGA) and KidsAndCars.org, one of the nation’s leading child safety organizations, announced today a new partnership to protect children, educate gaming industry security personnel and share best practices on preventing minors from being left unattended in vehicles. “Responsible gaming begins before the customer walks through the doors of the casino,” said Geoff Freeman, president and CEO […]

American Gaming Association Urges Industry, Public to “Get to Know Responsible Gaming”

Washington, DC –The American Gaming Association is encouraging the gaming industry and the public to “Get to Know Responsible Gaming” as the 17th annual Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW) kicks off today and continues through August 9th. “Responsible gaming begins before the customer walks through the doors of the casino,” said Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the American Gaming […]

American Gaming Association Urges Industry, Public to “Get to Know Responsible Gaming”

Washington, DC –The American Gaming Association is encouraging the gaming industry and the public to “Get to Know Responsible Gaming” as the 17th annual Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW) kicks off today and continues through August 9th. “Responsible gaming begins before the customer walks through the doors of the casino,” said Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the American Gaming […]

American Gaming Association Announces Its Most Diverse Class of Gaming Hall of Fame Inductees

Washington, DC – The American Gaming Association (AGA) today announced its most diverse class of inductees into its Gaming Hall of Fame with the selection of the late gaming law expert Bob Faiss; former Las Vegas mayor and current Caesars executive Jan Jones Blackhurst; Nevada gaming control board pioneer Patricia Becker; and the second-ever tribal gaming leader […]