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14th Annual Gaming Trade Show to Unite Greatest Collection of Industry Leaders this September

Las Vegas – The American Gaming Association (AGA) and Reed Exhibitions today announced that the gaming industry’s 14th annual trade show in Las Vegas will unite the greatest collection of industry leaders in the show’s history this fall, including: Sheldon Adelson, Thomas Graf, Patti Hart, Jim Murren, Jamie Odell and Steve Wynn. The annual event—known as Global Gaming Expo (G2E)—takes places September 30 to […]

NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction

Presented by the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG), the annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction gathers gaming professionals for an annual forum on gambling disorder and responsible gaming. Healthcare providers, researchers, public health professionals, gaming regulators and gaming industry professionals convene to learn about the latest research on gambling disorder, responsible gaming and […]

Responsible Gaming Education Week

Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW) was created by the AGA in 1998 to increase awareness of problem gambling among gaming industry employees and customers and to promote responsible gaming nationwide. The AGA and the entire gaming industry realize that education is essential to promoting responsible play and increasing awareness of gambling disorders, and RGEW provides […]

National Conference of Problem Gaming

Presented by the National Council on Problem Gambling, this annual conference engages responsible gaming and problem gambling specific speakers, networking opportunities with peers in the field and a wide collection of stakeholders. Organizers, speakers, exhibitors and attendees are leaders in prevention, education, treatment, responsible gaming, research and recovery.

Vegas Inc: Casinos are improving their efforts to fight money laundering, Treasury official says

The gaming industry’s fight against criminals who want to use casinos to disguise illegal money was front and center Thursday at the Paris resort. There, industry leaders and government officials gathered for a conference that addressed how casinos are handling their obligations under anti-money-laundering law. The verdict, according to one government official: Casinos have done […]

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Casinos say proposal for reporting IRS winnings unworkable

When the Internal Revenue Service floated the idea of lowering the threshold for tax-reportable winnings from slot machines, the reaction from thousands of gamblers was a collective “Give us a break!” At an IRS public hearing Wednesday, the comments were a bit more formal. But a handful of casino executives, industry officials and tribal representatives delivered much […]

American Gaming Association President & CEO Geoff Freeman Testifies at IRS Hearing on Gaming Proposal

Washington, D.C. – Today, American Gaming Association’s (AGA) president and CEO Geoff Freeman testified at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) hearing on the proposed rules regarding electronic player tracking regulations using player loyalty cards for tax reporting purposes.   Read AGA’s IRS hearing testimony as prepared for delivery The industry’s greatest concern, Freeman said, is that the proposal […]

American Gaming Association, Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Announce Partnership to Combat Illegal Gambling In Texas

Washington, D.C. – The American Gaming Association (AGA) and the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) today announced a new partnership to highlight and combat the rapid spread of illegal gambling machine activity in Texas. With an estimated 100,000-150,000 “8-liner” and illegal slot machines now present in Texas, the state has become the most glaring example […]

Casinos Outline Serious Concerns with IRS Proposal to Track Players, Lower Winnings Threshold

Washington, D.C. – The American Gaming Association (AGA) filed comments this week as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) closed the public comment period on its proposal for reporting requirements on winnings from slot machine, bingo and keno play. The IRS is proposing mandatory electronic player tracking regulations using player loyalty cards for tax reporting purposes and may consider […]

Credit Card Ban at Casinos Would Reflect Gross Misunderstanding of the Gaming Industry

Washington, DC –In light of a new report in which the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Inspector General recommends banning the use of government credit cards at casinos, the American Gaming Association (AGA) is urging DoD not to single out the gaming industry and ignore the diverse offerings provided by casinos. In a letter to DoD Inspector General Jon […]