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Nevada Record Shows Sports Betting is America’s New National Pastime

Washington, DC – American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement after the Nevada Gaming Control Board announced that a record $132.5 million was bet on Super Bowl 50 at Nevada sports books: “The record amount wagered — legally and illegally — on Super Bowl 50 offers further proof that sports […]

ESPN – Poll: 65 Percent of Fans Support Regulated Sports Betting

By David Purdum Feb. 4, 2016 While the NFL remains opposed to legalizing sports betting across the United States, football fans overwhelmingly believe it’s time for a change. Research released Wednesday by the American Gaming Association found that 80 percent of Super Bowl viewers polled want to change the current sports betting laws in the U.S., and […]

80% of Super Bowl Viewers Say: Change Sports Betting Law

Washington, DC – Just days before Super Bowl 50, new research released today by the American Gaming Association (AGA) finds that 80 percent of Super Bowl viewers want to change current sports betting law, and two-thirds (66%) believe states should decide whether or not to legalize sports betting. Further, 41 percent of Super Bowl viewers – 47 million people – have bet […]

Americans to Bet $4.2 Billion on Super Bowl 50

Washington, DC – According to an estimate released today by the American Gaming Association (AGA), Americans will bet $4.2 billion on Super Bowl 50 between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers, up eight percent over last year. Nearly 97 percent of those bets — $4.1 billion worth — will be wagered illegally, standing in stark contrast to […]

Forbes – $4.2 Billion to be Wagered on Super Bowl 50

January 27, 2016 By Darren Heitner The American Gaming Association (AGA) predicts that $4.2 billion will be wagered by Americans surrounding Super Bowl 50 between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers. That would be an 8% increase over the amount of bets placed on last year’s Super Bowl (as calculated by the AGA). Additionally, the AGA claims that 97% of the $4.2 […]

Fox Business – Illegal Super Bowl 50 Betting To Exceed $4 Billion

January 27, 2016 By Thomas Barrabi Americans will wager billions of dollars on the Super Bowl 50 clash between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers on February 7th, but only a fraction of those bets will be placed legally, according to estimates released by the American Gaming Association, a casino industry trade group. Of […]

Gaming Companies Agree with Tennis Authorities: Legal, Regulated Sports Betting Strengthens Integrity

Washington, DC – American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman today released the following statement in agreement with Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Executive Chairman and President Chris Kermode, who sought to distinguish legal, regulated sports betting from the corruption that it helps to prevent: “Gaming companies provide a mainstream, legal form of entertainment and should […]

ESPN – Penn Lawmaker’s Resolution Calls on Congress to Lift Ban on Sports Betting

By David Purdum Jan. 12, 2016 Pennsylvania is joining the push to legalize sports betting in the United States. Rep. Rob Matzie has introduced a resolution urging Congress to lift the federal ban on sports betting and allow states that have legalized casino gaming to offer sports betting through the licensed facilities. “In order to protect the […]