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    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 […]

    ESPN – Poll shows small edge in favor of legalizing sports betting

    November 2, 2016  By David Purdum  Americans remain divided on the issue of expanding legal sports betting, according to a national survey released Wednesday by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind research center. The survey found that 48 percent of respondents favor changing federal law to allow states to offer legal sports betting, while 39 percent are […]

    Global Gaming Expo 2016 Attracted 26,000 Gaming Professionals; Six Percent Increase Over 2015

    LAS VEGAS – Global Gaming Expo 2016 (G2E), the world’s premier international gaming trade show and conference presented by the American Gaming Association (AGA), attracted nearly 26,000 gaming professionals, an increase of six percent in attendance over last year. G2E 2016 showcased the evolving innovation in the industry, discussions about legalizing sports betting nationwide and ways […]

    Gaming Industry Takes National Debate on Sports Betting to South by Southwest

    Washington, DC – The American Gaming Association (AGA), in partnership with leading industry experts, has been selected by a popular vote for a first-of-its-kind panel discussion on regulated sports betting at the 2017 South by Southwest (SXSW) conference. The panel, “Sports Betting: No Longer Taboo for Leagues?” will explore major sports leagues’ long opposition to […]

    American Gaming Association Statement on Nevada Legislature’s Approval of Funding for New Stadium in Las Vegas

    Washington, DC – American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following after the Nevada Legislature approved funding for a new stadium in Las Vegas: “Today the Nevada Legislature took an important step in bringing America’s favorite sport to Las Vegas by approving funding for a new NFL stadium. “The legislature’s action signals that […]

    The American Gaming Association 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. Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos are responsible for over $6 billion in economic activity and […]