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AGA Response to Senator Schumer’s Call for Federal Sports Betting Oversight

WASHINGTON – American Gaming Association (AGA) Senior Vice President, Public Affairs Sara Slane issued the following statement regarding Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s statement on legalized sports betting. “The casino gaming industry shares Senator Schumer’s goal in preserving the integrity of sporting events and providing consumer protections. Federal oversight of sports betting was an abject failure […]

AGA Statement on Legalized Sports Betting Oversight

WASHINGTON – American Gaming Association (AGA) Senior Vice President, Public Affairs Sara Slane issued the following statement regarding Senator Orrin Hatch’s public comments on legalized sports betting. “Federal oversight of sports betting was an abject failure, succeeding only in enabling the growth of a massive illegal market. The Supreme Court decision removed this unconstitutional federal […]

Sports Betting to Unlock Increased Fan Engagement from Younger, More Affluent Adults

WASHINGTON – Sports betting adults are more affluent, younger, more diverse and better educated adults than the general population, according to an American Gaming Association (AGA) commissioned study from Nielsen Sports. The research identifies groundbreaking demographic and behavioral characteristics of self-identified bettors who the AGA believes will populate the future legal U.S. betting landscape. A […]

American Gaming Association Adds Sports Betting Provisions to Responsible Gaming Code of Conduct

WASHINGTON – The American Gaming Association (AGA) kicked off the 21st annual Responsible Gaming Education Week by updating its Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming to incorporate sports betting and add new provisions regarding responsible advertising. AGA’s Code of Conduct guides industry efforts to build a more cohesive dialogue on responsible gaming. The updated code expands […]

AGA Outlines Sports Betting Priorities in Letter to Congress

Washington, D.C. – In a letter to federal lawmakers today, American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman reiterated the gaming industry’s top priorities in the evolving debate on how to create a successful legal sports betting market in the United States. Following last week’s momentous U.S. Supreme Court decision ending the federal sports […]

AGA State Stakeholders Summit Highlights Industry Partnership with Policymakers on Legalized, Regulated Sports Betting

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The American Gaming Association (AGA) Tuesday held its first ever State Stakeholders Summit, convening industry experts and invested stakeholders to drive the evolving national debate on expanding legalized, regulated sports betting. Held at the Hall of States, the event focused on potential policy solutions for state and federal legislatures and regulatory bodies. Drawing […]

AGA Statement on Proposed Indiana Sports Betting Legislation

Washington, D.C. – Indiana State Representative Alan Morrison has introduced a bill that would legalize sports betting if the federal ban – the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act – is lifted.  A provision in Morrison’s bill mandates that sports betting operators pay sports leagues 20 percent – before the state receives its proceeds.  Below is […]

Bloomberg – States, Gaming Industry Planning for Regulated Sports Betting

By David McAfee December 13, 2017  The gaming industry and some state legislators are preparing for a scenario where sports betting is legal and regulated within the states while the U.S. Supreme Court mulls New Jersey’s challenge to the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992. The high court heard oral arguments Dec. […]

ESPN – Supreme Court hears arguments in New Jersey’s case to legalize sports betting

By David Purdum  December 4, 2017  WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday morning in a seminal case that will decide the immediate future of American sports betting. The case, matching New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie versus the NCAA, NFL and other major professional leagues, is centered on the Professional […]

USA Today – Why Ban on Sports Betting is Close to Being Overturned

By Josh Peter November 28, 2017  WASHINGTON — The politician who has pushed as hard as any other to legalize sports gambling in the USA offered up some inside information. “I don’t bet,’’ U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) told USA TODAY Sports. “People think I’m a gambler because all of this, but I’m not.” Pallone, however, […]