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    The Record – 5 states, others are “friend” to NJ in its sports betting bid

    By John Brennan  November 25, 2016  Five state Attorneys General, the American Gaming Association, the Cato Institute, and a sports law professor are among those who have filed “amicus” briefs backing New Jersey’s request to the U.S. Supreme Court to take up its so-far-unsuccessful effort to either have a 1992 federal ban on most sports […]

    Legal Sports Report – The DraftKings-FanDuel Merger And The Intersection With Sports Betting

    November 21, 2016  By Dustin Gouker  The American Gaming Association’s signature issue in the past year has been a push for the legalization of sports betting in the US. So when the giant daily fantasy sports merger between DraftKings and FanDuel was announced last week, it came as no shock at that the AGA latched on. The industry association for casinos in the US issued this statement from Sara Rayme, senior vice president […]

    Statement on DraftKings & FanDuel Merger

    Statement from Sara Rayme, senior vice president of public affairs, American Gaming Association: “DraftKings and FanDuel have sped up the debate on legalizing sports betting by demonstrating its popularity and mainstream nature. Fans have a desire to be invested in games. We’re building on the momentum created by DFS to remove the federal ban on […]

    AGA Rallies Casinos, Community Leaders and Elected Officials to Highlight Industry’s Contributions in Philadelphia

    Philadelphia – The American Gaming Association (AGA) today convened a roundtable forum at SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia, bringing together gaming executives, Philadelphia-area business and community leaders, federal, state and local elected officials to discuss the significant contributions of gaming to the city. Watch video from event Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos are responsible for over $6 billion in […]

    Jackson Clarion Clarion Ledger – Mississippi Joins Fight for Legal Sports Betting

    November 17, 2016  By Geoff Pender  Mississippi and four other states have joined New Jersey’s fight to legalize sports betting in a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court. Attorney General Jim Hood signed onto the brief submitted by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, as did the attorneys general of Arizona, Louisiana and Wisconsin. […]

    ESPN – 5 states, gaming association back New Jersey sports betting efforts

    November 15, 2016  By David Purdum  Five states — Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi, West Virginia and Wisconsin — and the American Gaming Association filed amicus briefs with the United States Supreme Court this week in support of New Jersey’s efforts to offer legal sports betting at its casinos and racetracks. New Jersey, after losing a decision […]

    Statement Following Tuesday’s Election

    “With Tuesday’s historic election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton behind us, the American Gaming Association (AGA) turns its attention to proactively engaging with the new Administration and incoming members of Congress. Specific areas of focus for the AGA include: Advocating for pro-business policies that promote growth and reinvestment;   Supporting economic policies that provide […]

    Geoff Freeman Named One of Top Lobbyists in 2016

    Washington, DC – American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman today was named one of the top association lobbyists of 2016 by Washington, D.C. newspaper The Hill: Geoff Freeman, American Gaming Association The top card for the casino lobby, Freeman is leading the charge against the federal ban on sports betting. The AGA has been […]

    Associated Press – Poll: Nearly half in US support legalized sports betting

    November 2, 2016 By Wayne Parry   A new poll finds nearly half of Americans approve of legalized sports betting, reasoning that so many people are already doing it. The Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll released Wednesday finds 48 percent support changing federal law to make sports betting legal throughout the country; 39 percent are […]