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AGA Opposes Federal Government Overreach on Sports Betting

Today, the American Gaming Association (AGA) released the following statement in response to the “Sports Wagering Market Integrity Act of 2018,” introduced by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT). “This bill is the epitome of a solution in search of a problem, representing an unprecedented and inappropriate expansion of federal […]

AGA Statement on MLB Sports Betting Announcement

WASHINGTON – Today, the American Gaming Association (AGA) released the following statement after Major League Baseball (MLB) announced that MGM Resorts will become the MLB’s official gaming partner. “Agreements between sports leagues and the gaming industry enable all sports stakeholders to work together to eliminate the illegal sports betting market,” said Sara Slane, senior vice president of […]

AGA Statement on NHL Sports Betting Announcement

WASHINGTON – Today, the American Gaming Association (AGA) released the following statement after the National Hockey League (NHL) announced that MGM Resorts will become the NHL’s official sports betting partner. “Sports betting agreements through contracts enhance the fan and consumer experience,” said Sara Slane, senior vice president of public affairs for the American Gaming Association. […]

NBA & MLB Could See Combined $1.7 Billion From Legalized Sports Betting

WASHINGTON – Annual revenues for Major League Baseball (MLB) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) may increase by $1.1 billion and $585 million, respectively, due to widely available, legal, regulated sports betting, according to a new Nielsen Sports study commissioned by the American Gaming Association (AGA). The study analyzes the revenue streams that legal sports […]

AGA to Congress: When It Comes to Sports Betting, States and Sovereign Tribal Nations Know Best

WASHINGTON – In testimony this morning at the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations hearing, “Post-PASPA: An Examination of Sports Betting in America,” Sara Slane, senior vice president of public affairs at the American Gaming Association (AGA), emphasized that federal oversight of sports betting is unnecessary in ongoing efforts to create […]

AGA Sends Letter to Minority Leader Schumer on Sports Betting Framework

WASHINGTON – Today, the American Gaming Association sent a letter to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) reinforcing AGA’s priorities for successful legal sports betting markets and commitment to work with Sen. Schumer and all stakeholders working to stamp out the vast illegal market. “AGA has long been a leading advocate for eliminating the vast […]

NFL Could Reap $2.3 Billion Annually Due to Legalized Sports Betting

WASHINGTON – The National Football League’s (NFL) annual revenue may increase by $2.3 billion a year due to widely available, legal, regulated sports betting, according to a new Nielsen Sports study commissioned by the American Gaming Association (AGA). The study analyzes the revenue streams that legal sports betting could generate for the NFL: revenue as […]