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Casino Industry Commends DraftKings, FanDuel for Embracing Legal Clarity, Consumer Protections

Washington, DC – The American Gaming Association (AGA) today commended FanDuel and DraftKings for their recently announced support of state regulations that can protect consumers, ensure integrity and provide legal clarity on the daily fantasy sports product.  “DraftKings and FanDuel have built compelling products that tap into the American appetite for sports and being invested in the […]

Casinos in Colorado? What Candidates Need to Know About Gaming Before Taking the Stage Tonight in Boulder

Washington, DC – Republicans debating in ultra-liberal Boulder? Yes. Casino gaming serving as an economic engine in Colorado? Also true. In fact, Colorado’s 37 commercial casinos support more than 10,000 jobs, generate nearly $350 million in tax revenue and drive $1.5 billion in economic activity. Further, a growing number of high-tech and engineering jobs in the Denver area are […]

Geoff Freeman Named One of Top Lobbyists in 2015

Washington, DC – American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman today was named one of the top association lobbyists of 2015 by Washington, DC newspaper The Hill: Geoff Freeman, American Gaming Association With Nevada’s prominent spot in the 2016 election, Freeman is putting his members front and center. Earlier this year, the AGA launched its first-ever […]

As Daily Fantasy Sports Grows, Nevada Sports Books Thrive

Washington, DC – The amount wagered at Nevada sports books has risen by nearly 15 percent compared with 2014, according to a new analysis by the American Gaming Association (AGA) that also shows consistent growth at the state’s sports books, even as the popularity of daily fantasy sports has exploded in recent months. CHART: Amount bet […]

Casinos Invite Jeb Bush to Overcome Opposition to Gaming, Better Understand Nevada’s Largest Industry

Washington, DC – In an interview with leading Nevada political reporter Jon Ralston, presidential candidate Jeb Bush reiterated his opposition to gaming in a state that depends on the industry’s success. Bush: “Yeah, I don’t like gambling, just for the record. Is that politically incorrect in Nevada?” Ralston: “You’re probably saying that in the wrong place.” Direct gaming taxes make […]

Casino Gaming Industry Response to Nevada Gaming Control Board Decision on Daily Fantasy Sports

Washington, DC – American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement after the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) issued a notice to Nevada gaming licensees about the legality of daily fantasy sports: “The casino gaming industry has repeatedly called for greater legal clarity on daily fantasy sports. We appreciate that the Nevada […]

New York Times Exposé Highlights Stark Difference Between Legal, Regulated Casinos & Shady Illegal Gambling Operations

Washington, DC – A major investigative story in today’s New York Times exposes the clear difference between the highly regulated, legal casino gaming industry and shady illegal gambling operators that rip off consumers, fund organized crime and harm the communities in which they do business. From drop-offs of bags of cash to deceitful credit card practices, the piece paints a […]