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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 […]

American Gaming Association Announces Its Most Diverse Class of Gaming Hall of Fame Inductees

Washington, DC – The American Gaming Association (AGA) today announced its most diverse class of inductees into its Gaming Hall of Fame with the selection of the late gaming law expert Bob Faiss; former Las Vegas mayor and current Caesars executive Jan Jones Blackhurst; Nevada gaming control board pioneer Patricia Becker; and the second-ever tribal gaming leader […]

American Gaming Association Applauds Delaware Lawmakers for Acting to Protect Casino Jobs

Washington, DC – American Gaming Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement after the Delaware Senate passed legislation that will protect casino jobs in the state:   “We applaud Delaware lawmakers for acting to protect the livelihoods of thousands of casino workers by passing legislation that partially relieves the heavy regulatory burden casinos shoulder. […]

American Gaming Association Applauds Senate Passage of Terrorism Risk Insurance Program

Washington, DC – American Gaming Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement after the Senate today passed reauthorization of the bipartisan Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA): “We applaud the Senate for its strong bipartisan vote today to reauthorize TRIA, a public-private partnership that has been successful for more than a decade. The program ensures that […]

American Gaming Association: Atlantic City Situation Sends Message to Other Gaming Communities

Washington, DC – American Gaming Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement on the evolving gaming landscape in Atlantic City, New Jersey: “Over the past several decades, casinos have proven to be powerful economic engines in communities from coast to coast. Because of our many contributions, Americans today view gaming more favorably than ever before. […]