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    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 […]

    The Daily Sentinel – Gaming industry touts importance to state economy

    By Charles Ashby October 15, 2015  Casino gambling is good for the economy. At least, that’s the message the American Gaming Association wanted to make at a roundtable discussion on the topic in Wheat Ridge on Wednesday. That event, attended by Colorado Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton and U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, wasn’t held because […]

    Gaming Industry Touts Tech Jobs in Colorado Two Weeks Before GOP Debate in Boulder

    Wheat Ridge, CO – Casino gaming provides a surprising range of high-tech and engineering jobs to Coloradans at a testing lab that ensures the integrity of slot machines and table games at casinos in Black Hawk, Central City, Cripple Creek and around the world. And two weeks before Republican presidential candidates gather in Boulder for a […]