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AGA to Congress: When It Comes to Sports Betting, States and Sovereign Tribal Nations Know Best

WASHINGTON – In testimony this morning at the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations hearing, “Post-PASPA: An Examination of Sports Betting in America,” Sara Slane, senior vice president of public affairs at the American Gaming Association (AGA), emphasized that federal oversight of sports betting is unnecessary in ongoing efforts to create […]

AGA Sends Letter to Minority Leader Schumer on Sports Betting Framework

WASHINGTON – Today, the American Gaming Association sent a letter to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) reinforcing AGA’s priorities for successful legal sports betting markets and commitment to work with Sen. Schumer and all stakeholders working to stamp out the vast illegal market. “AGA has long been a leading advocate for eliminating the vast […]

NFL Could Reap $2.3 Billion Annually Due to Legalized Sports Betting

WASHINGTON – The National Football League’s (NFL) annual revenue may increase by $2.3 billion a year due to widely available, legal, regulated sports betting, according to a new Nielsen Sports study commissioned by the American Gaming Association (AGA). The study analyzes the revenue streams that legal sports betting could generate for the NFL: revenue as […]

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 […]