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MGM Resorts International and SLS Las Vegas Tie for Most Wins at AGA Communications Awards

LAS VEGAS – The 14th annual American Gaming Association (AGA) communications awards recognized 10 different gaming companies, casino properties and equipment manufacturers for communications excellence in 15 categories. The awards program honored outstanding advertising, public relations, marketing, financial and corporate communications and were presented at a ceremony held today at the Sands Expo and Convention […]

Groundbreaking New Research Reveals Impressive Magnitude of U.S. Casino Gaming Industry

Industry supports 1.7 million American jobs – more than airline industry – and drives nearly quarter trillion dollars in economic activity AGA’s Geoff Freeman to policymakers: “Work with us as partners so that gaming can innovate, reinvest and create even more jobs” Las Vegas, NV– For the first time ever, a new study conducted by Oxford […]

American Gaming Association Announces New Partnership with the American Bus Association to Promote Safety

Washington, DC – As part of the gaming industry’s continual effort to promote and ensure safety for its patrons and communities, the American Gaming Association (AGA) and American Bus Association (ABA), the premier and largest industry trade association representing Motorcoach companies in North America, announced today a new partnership to promote safety, share best practices with industry personnel […]

Did You Know? 5 Facts Gubernatorial Candidate Mark Fisher Should Have Known Before Degrading Casino Jobs

Washington, DC – Before degrading casino jobs while talking to the Springfield Republican editorial board and at a debate yesterday, GOP gubernatorial candidate Mark Fisher should have known the following five facts: 1. Jobs in gaming pay an average of $45,000 a year. 2. Gaming jobs are more likely than jobs in other industries to provide generous benefits, such as health care and retirement plans, according to […]

NEW JOBS NUMBERS: Delaware Casinos Employed More Than 3,500 People, Paid Workers Nearly $150 Million in 2013

Washington, DC – Delaware’s three commercial casinos employed 3,537 permanent workers and paid its employees nearly $146.74 million in wages, benefits and tips, according to new jobs numbers for 2013 released today by the American Gaming Association (AGA). In 2013, Delaware casinos generated nearly $182 million in tax revenue, which supported the state’s general fund. “Casino gaming has created thousands of jobs in Delaware that […]

American Gaming Association Announces Partnership with KidsAndCars.org During Responsible Gaming Education Week

Washington, DC – As part of Responsible Gaming Education Week, the American Gaming Association (AGA) and KidsAndCars.org, one of the nation’s leading child safety organizations, announced today a new partnership to protect children, educate gaming industry security personnel and share best practices on preventing minors from being left unattended in vehicles. “Responsible gaming begins before the customer walks through the doors of the casino,” said Geoff Freeman, president and CEO […]

American Gaming Association Urges Industry, Public to “Get to Know Responsible Gaming”

Washington, DC –The American Gaming Association is encouraging the gaming industry and the public to “Get to Know Responsible Gaming” as the 17th annual Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW) kicks off today and continues through August 9th. “Responsible gaming begins before the customer walks through the doors of the casino,” said Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the American Gaming […]

American Gaming Association Urges Industry, Public to “Get to Know Responsible Gaming”

Washington, DC –The American Gaming Association is encouraging the gaming industry and the public to “Get to Know Responsible Gaming” as the 17th annual Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW) kicks off today and continues through August 9th. “Responsible gaming begins before the customer walks through the doors of the casino,” said Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the American Gaming […]

AGA Survey: Mississippi casinos employ 22,770; pay them $831M

Mississippi’s 30 commercial casinos employed 22,770 permanent workers and paid its employees $831 million in wages, benefits and tips, according to new jobs numbers for 2013 released today by the American Gaming Association. Mississippi ranks third nationwide for casino employment behind only Nevada and New Jersey; Louisiana ranks fourth with nearly 16,000 casino employees. One casino […]

Ohio’s casinos and racinos employed more than 7,000 in 2013, association says

WASHINGTON D.C. – Ohio’s eight casinos and racinos employed 7,168 full-time workers and paid its employees $225 million in wages, benefits and tips in 2013, according to information released Tuesday by the American Gaming Association. “Casino gaming has created thousands of jobs in Ohio that pay well above the minimum wage and offer fulfilling careers in […]