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    ESPN: Two resolutions urge Congress to lift federal ban on sports betting

    By David Purdum  Pennsylvania and the United States Conference of Mayors each adopted resolutions this week in support of taking a new look at how the country approaches the massive underground sports-betting market. On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed House Resolution 619 that urges Congress to lift the federal ban on sports betting. […]

    Global Gaming Business Magazine: United We Stand

    By Geoff Freeman  The American Gaming Association has never been stronger or more inclusive than it is today. Continuing to represent the totality of the casino gaming industry, AGA recently announced the addition of eight new members, marking an increase in membership by more than 50 percent in the last year. Three of the eight […]

    AGA Convenes Law Enforcement Leaders to Critique Federal Prohibition on Sports Betting

    Washington, DC – More than 30 law enforcement leaders from across the country gathered today at the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) first-ever Law Enforcement Summit to better understand the massive illegal sports betting market in the U.S and what steps can be taken to address it. In a robust town hall discussion, law enforcement spoke of […]

    NHL Expanding to Las Vegas a Win for Nevada, Casino Gaming & Fans

    Washington, D.C. – American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement after a report indicated that the NHL will expand to Las Vegas and give the city its first major league sports team: “Today marks a milestone for Nevada and for the casino gaming industry at large. The placement of the first major […]

    NY Daily News: Forget Las Vegas, NFL teams already play near casinos

    May 26, 2016 By Evan Grossman NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said this week any talk of a Raiders move to Las Vegas is “premature.” But NFL teams are already neighbors with the gambling industry, according to the American Gaming Association. The league has avoided doing business with the gambling industry and fears the integrity of […]

    As Nevada Sports Books Set April Record, Most Sports Betting Still Happening Illegally

    Washington, DC – American Gaming Association (AGA) Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Sara Rayme released the following statement after the Nevada Gaming Control Board announced that a record-breaking $292 million was bet at Nevada sports books in April, an increase from $250 million in April 2015: “Sports betting has never been more popular, yet […]

    More Than 80% of NFL Teams Play Home Games Within 1-Hour Drive of a Casino

    Washington, DC – Twenty-six NFL teams – 81 percent – play their home games at stadiums located within an hour’s drive of a casino, while half of all teams are located within 11 miles of the closest casino, according to an analysis released today by the American Gaming Association (AGA). The analysis serves to debunk […]