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Wall Street Journal Front-Page Article Sends Message to Policymakers: Embrace Casinos as a Mainstream Business or Risk Losing Jobs, Crucial Revenues

Washington, DC – American Gaming Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement in response to a front-page article in the Wall Street Journal today focused on the gaming industry: “Today’s article highlights the need for policymakers to embrace casinos as a mainstream business – and voters are giving them the green light to do so. Voters across the political […]

AGA Launches Its Most Aggressive, Coordinated Effort Ever to Promote Gaming Across the Country

Washington—The American Gaming Association today launched its most aggressive effort ever to promote the value of the gaming industry, combat outdated stereotypes and pave the way for gaming’s next generation where regulatory policy must encourage innovation and financial efficiencies.  The AGA’s “Get to Know Gaming” campaign will tell the story of gaming’s impact on communities across […]

American Gaming Association Launches Its Most Aggressive, Coordinated Effort Ever to Promote Gaming Across the Country

Washington—The American Gaming Association today launched its most aggressive effort ever to promote the value of the gaming industry, combat outdated stereotypes and pave the way for gaming’s next generation where regulatory policy must encourage innovation and financial efficiencies.  The AGA’s “Get to Know Gaming” campaign will tell the story of gaming’s impact on communities across […]

AGA Affirms Value of Gaming in Response to Massachusetts AG Candidate

Washington–American Gaming Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman issued the following statement after Massachusetts Attorney General candidate Maura Healey announced her opposition to casinos in the Commonwealth based on outdated myths: “Ms. Healey’s comments demonstrate an alarming lack of awareness about an industry that will create thousands of jobs paying well above the minimum wage, help […]

AGA Voices Concern with Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s Draft “Responsible Gaming Framework”

Washington — Launching a new effort to inform state-level gaming policy, American Gaming Association’s (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman submitted comments to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Friday regarding its proposed draft “Responsible Gaming Framework.”  AGA’s comments were critical of the Commission recommendations that ignored prevailing best practices.    “The Massachusetts Gaming Commission draft recommendations seem to […]

Affleck/Timberlake Film “Runner Runner” a Cautionary Tale for Americans, Policymakers

WASHINGTON – Americans spent $2.6 billion on illegal offshore gambling websites in 2012—generating nearly 10 percent of the $33 billion worldwide online gambling market—according to research released today by the American Gaming Association (AGA). The new research, developed by H2 Gambling Capital, reinforces the critical need for policymakers to safeguard Americans from illegal online gambling […]

Survey Indicates Improved Regulations Could Be on the Horizon

LAS VEGAS – New research released today at Global Gaming Expo (G2E) outlines regulatory reform priorities in the gaming industry. Overall, the11th annual G2E Future Watch survey finds the majority of casino industry executives polled to be optimistic about the future. While eight out of 10 say regulation is faring “somewhat” (47 percent) or “very” (35 […]

Industry Legends to Join Gaming Hall of Fame at Gala Event

WASHINGTON— The man behind the world’s largest gaming company, the former head of the industry’s top trade association, one of the Strip’s–and the world’s–most spectacular headliners and one of the world’s top culinary artists make up the 2013 class for the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) Gaming Hall of Fame. Gary Loveman, chairman, CEO and president of […]