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5 Things the New York Times Got Wrong in Today’s Editorial on Fantasy Sports & Gambling

Washington, DC  – The New York Times missed the mark in five important areas of today’s editorial (“Rein in Online Fantasy Sports Gambling”), which seemingly calls on the federal government to ban popular fantasy sports activities. #1: New York Times fails to mention the proven benefits of regulation. Prohibition on sports betting is a massive failure. Americans are finding limitless ways […]

Associated Press: As daily fantasy eschews ‘gambling’ label, scrutiny grows

Stock market traders and chess players — that’s who’s playing DraftKings, according to CEO Jason Robins, who told a crowd of casino executives last week in Las Vegas that fewer than 15 percent of the players on his site make wagers in traditional sports books.  What he didn’t mention was growing online criticism at the […]

Bloomberg: DraftKings, FanDuel Are Uber to Casinos Eyeing Sports Bets

At the casino industry’s biggest trade show this week in Las Vegas, the hottest topic is a growing business that’s left major players like MGM Resorts International out of the action: fantasy sports. The two leaders, DraftKings Inc. and FanDuel Inc., raised a total of $575 million in July from investors including KKR & Co., 21st […]

ESPN: DFS legality a huge issue at G2E

Sports betting and daily fantasy sports dominated the conversation Tuesday at a gaming conference here, but nothing was resolved in the debate about whether DFS is gambling. Still, it was great to see sports betting have such a big part at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E), which is held at the Sands Expo & Convention […]

AP: Illegal gambling target of joint push

BILOXI – The nation’s casino owners and gambling machine makers say they want to team with states to crack down on illegal gambling. Speaking to the National Association of Attorneys General on Monday, American Gaming Association President Geoff Freeman called on state legal leaders to join with his group, saying they “have a shared interest in […]

Football Bets to Total $95 Billion This Season

Washington, DC– One day before the NFL season kicks off, the American Gaming Association (AGA) is estimating that sports fans will wager $95 billion on NFL and college football games this season. The vast majority – $93 billion – of wagers will be placed illegally. Just under $2 billion will be wagered at sports books in […]

New Jersey’s Third Circuit Court Decision Encourages Deeper Examination of Sports Betting

Washington, D.C. – American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement after the Third Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision on sports betting: “Today’s decision by the Third Circuit on sports betting and how gaming is regulated encourages deeper examination about the best path forward on this issue. With Americans betting at least $140 […]

MassLive: American Gaming Association taps former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis for illegal gambling panel

Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis has been tapped to serve on a newly formed Illegal Gambling Advisory Board as part of the American Gaming Association’s “Stop Illegal Gambling – Play it Safe” initiative.  The five-member panel includes Davis, the Hub’s police commissioner from 2006-2013, and four other former ranking law enforcement officials. The board held its first meeting […]