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    March Madness Betting to Total $9.2 Billion This Year

    Washington, DC – With the NCAA men’s basketball tournament about to tip off, the American Gaming Association (AGA) is estimating that Americans will wager $9.2 billion on March Madness this year. The number marks an increase from 2015, when fans and casual observers alike bet $9 billion, through office pools, Nevada sports books, illicit offshore sites and […]

    Gaming Industry Shines Light on National Consumer Protection Week

    Washington, DC – As part of National Consumer Protection Week, March 6-12, the American Gaming Association (AGA) today underscored its commitment to exposing illegal gambling operations that target and prey upon vulnerable consumers in the United States. “As part of National Consumer Protection Week, we are calling for stronger efforts nationwide to root out illegal […]

    At Nevada DFS Hearing, Casino CEO Urges Officials To Embrace Innovation

    Las Vegas, NV –Nevada officials considering Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) and other products that don’t fit within traditional gaming silos should embrace innovation and establish a flexible framework that allows gaming companies to stay ahead of ever-changing consumer demand, said American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman in remarks before the Nevada Gaming Policy Committee today […]

    Proposed Tax on Pennsylvania Casinos Would Widen Budget Deficit

    Washington, DC – A new proposal by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to bridge the state budget gap would cause tax revenues received from the Keystone State’s 12 casinos to decrease, according to a letter sent to Gov. Wolf from the American Gaming Association (AGA) today. AGA represents a majority of casino operators in Pennsylvania. Earlier this month, the […]

    Proposed Tax on Pennsylvania Casinos Would Widen Budget Deficit

    Washington, DC – A new proposal by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to bridge the state budget gap would cause tax revenues received from the Keystone State’s 12 casinos to decrease, according to a letter sent to Gov. Wolf from the American Gaming Association (AGA) today. AGA represents a majority of casino operators in Pennsylvania. Earlier […]

    The Hill – Sports Betting Advocates Play Outside Game

    By Megan R. Wilson Feb. 17, 2016 Advocates of sports betting are playing the outside game, hoping that pressure from the states will push Washington toward legalization. Rather than seeking action on Capitol Hill, proponents of sports betting are hoping that growing acceptance of betting in the states — driven in part by the popularity […]

    Casinos Applaud Federal Security Funding to Protect Las Vegas

    Washington, DC – Nevada casinos applauded the announcement today by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that Las Vegas will be eligible to receive $2.9 million to protect the state’s $53 billion gaming industry and the 430,000 Nevadans whose jobs depend on the state’s largest industry. The American Gaming Association (AGA) has been working with the […]

    Nearly 200,000 Nevada Casino Employees Receive First-Ever Caucus Voter Guide

    Washington, DC – With Nevadans set to caucus for Democrats and Republicans this month, the American Gaming Association (AGA) today released its first-ever voter guide to help educate the 180,000 gaming employees in Nevada about the presidential candidates and how to participate. The guide includes candidates’ views on gaming, as well as important information on when to […]

    Las Vegas Sun – Presidential Candidates Rated for Stances on Gaming

    February 11, 2016 By Megan Messerly The American Gaming Association gave only two presidential candidates, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a “green light” for their stances on gaming in its voter guide released today. Clinton received high marks for saying casinos spur economic development and praising Las Vegas gaming employees for […]

    President Obama Joins 47 Million Americans in Betting on the Super Bowl

    Washington, DC – In an appearance on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert after the Super Bowl, President Obama acknowledged that he’s participated in the nation’s new national pastime – sports betting – and joined the 47 million Americans who have bet on the Big Game. Federal law prohibits sports betting outside of Nevada, Delaware, Montana and Oregon. […]