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    American Gaming Association Hires Senate Veteran to Lead Democratic Advocacy Efforts

    Washington, DC  – The American Gaming Association (AGA) today announced the hiring of Eloy Martinez as senior director of government relations. In this role, Martinez will work to advance AGA’s public policy, political and advocacy agendas. He will also work closely with congressional coalitions and caucuses on matters related to diversity and community and social responsibility. Martinez’s […]

    Casinos Encourage Candidates to Support Industry that Provides Path to Middle Class for Thousands of Latinos

    Washington, DC – As one of the most diverse industries in the country, the casino gaming industry is recognizing thousands of its employees during International Housekeepers Week, which began yesterday, and Hispanic Heritage Month, which kicks off tomorrow. And as part of its Gaming Votes initiative, the American Gaming Association (AGA) is inviting presidential candidates to demonstrate […]

    Football Bets to Total $95 Billion This Season

    Washington, DC– One day before the NFL season kicks off, the American Gaming Association (AGA) is estimating that sports fans will wager $95 billion on NFL and college football games this season. The vast majority – $93 billion – of wagers will be placed illegally. Just under $2 billion will be wagered at sports books in […]

    Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina, Gaming Industry Critical Component to the Rebuilding of the Gulf Coast

    Washington, DC  – Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, the Gulf Coast has made significant strides in its comeback. With more than 98 percent of displaced families back in their homes and billions of dollars in infrastructure replaced, the casino gaming industry has been a committed partner in the communities hardest hit. David Purdum of ESPN reported, “In the 10 years after Hurricane Katrina struck the […]

    New Jersey’s Third Circuit Court Decision Encourages Deeper Examination of Sports Betting

    Washington, D.C. – American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement after the Third Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision on sports betting: “Today’s decision by the Third Circuit on sports betting and how gaming is regulated encourages deeper examination about the best path forward on this issue. With Americans betting at least $140 […]

    Presidential Candidate Shocked by Casino Question During Interview in Las Vegas

    Washington, DC – In an interview with political reporter Jon Ralston last night, former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley was “flummoxed” by a question about casino gaming, despite conducting the interview in Las Vegas. “I should have prepped for these questions,” he said (go to the 21:15 mark of the video). To help ensure that candidates are more prepared […]

    Casinos Urge Congress to Act on Cybersecurity

    Washington, DC – The nation’s casino industry is pushing Congress to enact cybersecurity legislation that would protect gaming facilities from cyber attacks and encourage information-sharing between the government and the business community. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), the American Gaming Association (AGA), as part of a broader business […]

    Nevada’s Elected Officials to Play Key Role in Presidential Campaign Ahead of Debates, Caucuses

    Washington, DC – Nevada elected officials who endorse candidates and actively support their campaigns should ensure presidential hopefuls recognize casino gaming as a powerful economic engine and job creator.   In a letter to Nevada’s congressional delegation, constitutional officers, state legislators and others likely to endorse, American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman and Nevada Resorts Association […]