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    Casino Industry to Tackle Massive Illegal Sports Gambling Market

    Las Vegas, NV – Following months of study and deliberation, the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) Board of Directors today issued a set of recommendations that mark a major shift in the industry’s approach to sports betting, which is currently illegal in all but four states. AGA will build a broad coalition that will determine whether a […]

    FBI, American Gaming Association Cooperating in an Initiative to Combat Illegal Gambling

    Washington, DC – As part of the American Gaming Association’s “Stop Illegal Gambling – Play it Safe” initiative, the nation’s top law enforcement and national security agency and the casino gaming industry are cooperating to combat illegal gambling in the United States by touting the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). The online […]

    American Gaming Association and Clubs Australia Announce Partnership To Tackle Illegal Gambling

    Washington, DC  – Clubs Australia and the American Gaming Association (AGA) today united to call for a global approach to tackling the unregulated, unsafe and un-taxed illegal online gambling market. The two organizations also committed themselves to forming an international alliance on the issue, in which both parties will collaborate to raise awareness of the risks illicit […]

    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 […]