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IRS Officially Drops Burdensome Gaming Proposals, Marking Big Win for Casino Patrons

Washington, DC – American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today released its final regulation on its 2015 proposal for tax reporting of slot winnings.  “Today’s final IRS regulation is a big win not only for gaming companies and millions of casino visitors, but […]

AGA Marks Japan’s Historic Passage of IR Bill

Washington, DC – American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement in response to the passage of Japan’s IR Promotion bill: “The passage of legislation in Japan that makes possible the development of integrated resorts is truly historic. After decades of study, it is clear that the expansion of our industry […]

The Record – 5 states, others are “friend” to NJ in its sports betting bid

By John Brennan  November 25, 2016  Five state Attorneys General, the American Gaming Association, the Cato Institute, and a sports law professor are among those who have filed “amicus” briefs backing New Jersey’s request to the U.S. Supreme Court to take up its so-far-unsuccessful effort to either have a 1992 federal ban on most sports […]

Legal Sports Report – The DraftKings-FanDuel Merger And The Intersection With Sports Betting

November 21, 2016  By Dustin Gouker  The American Gaming Association’s signature issue in the past year has been a push for the legalization of sports betting in the US. So when the giant daily fantasy sports merger between DraftKings and FanDuel was announced last week, it came as no shock at that the AGA latched on. The industry association for casinos in the US issued this statement from Sara Rayme, senior vice president […]

AGA Rallies Casinos, Community Leaders and Elected Officials to Highlight Industry’s Contributions in Philadelphia

Philadelphia – The American Gaming Association (AGA) today convened a roundtable forum at SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia, bringing together gaming executives, Philadelphia-area business and community leaders, federal, state and local elected officials to discuss the significant contributions of gaming to the city. Watch video from event Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos are responsible for over $6 billion in […]

The American Gaming Association Rallies Casinos, Community Leaders and Elected Officials to Highlight Industry’s Contributions in Philadelphia

Philadelphia – The American Gaming Association (AGA) today convened a roundtable forum at SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia, bringing together gaming executives, Philadelphia-area business and community leaders, federal, state and local elected officials to discuss the significant contributions of gaming to the city. Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos are responsible for over $6 billion in economic activity and […]

Casinos Call on Congress to Fund Efforts to Fight Zika

Washington, DC – Casinos are calling on Congress to pass legislation to fight the Zika virus that threatens economic activity and jobs tied to the gaming and broader travel industries. In a letter to every member of Congress, the American Gaming Association and more than 100 organizations implored legislators to provide necessary funding to address […]

Football Bets to Top $90 Billion for Second Straight Season

Washington, DC – Ahead of the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers kicking off the 2016 NFL season tomorrow, the American Gaming Association (AGA) is estimating that fans across the country will bet $90 billion on NFL and college football games this season. However, $88 billion – or 98 percent – of all bets will be made […]

AGA: It’s Washington’s Responsibility to Fix Failed Sports Betting Law

Washington, DC — AGA President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement following the Third Circuit Court’s ruling today that New Jersey’s efforts to offer sports betting violate the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992: “Washington has a responsibility to fix a failed law that it created nearly 25 years ago. A […]