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American Gaming Association Congratulates House Leaders on Conference Elections

Washington, DC – American Gaming Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement after House Republicans completed conference elections this afternoon: “The American Gaming Association congratulates Reps. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Steve Scalise (R-LA) on their conference elections as House Majority Leader and Majority Whip. Gaming is creating jobs, boosting small businesses and positively affecting communities […]

NEW POLL: Voters View Casino Gaming More Favorably Than Ever Before

INFOGRAPHIC: Who is the typical casino visitor? You might be surprised Washington – Voters across the political spectrum view casino gaming more favorably than ever before, according to a new nationwide poll conducted by respected political pollsters Mark Mellman and Glen Bolger, and the vast majority recognizes that casino gaming creates jobs, strengthens local businesses and benefits communities. […]

NEW POLL: Voters View Casino Gaming More Favorably Than Ever Before

Washington – Voters across the political spectrum view casino gaming more favorably than ever before, according to a new nationwide poll conducted by respected political pollsters Mark Mellman and Glen Bolger, and the vast majority recognizes that casino gaming creates jobs, strengthens local businesses and benefits communities. The new survey also squashes stereotypes of the typical casinovisitor. […]

AGA Launches Its Most Aggressive, Coordinated Effort Ever to Promote Gaming Across the Country

Washington—The American Gaming Association today launched its most aggressive effort ever to promote the value of the gaming industry, combat outdated stereotypes and pave the way for gaming’s next generation where regulatory policy must encourage innovation and financial efficiencies.  The AGA’s “Get to Know Gaming” campaign will tell the story of gaming’s impact on communities across […]

American Gaming Association Launches Its Most Aggressive, Coordinated Effort Ever to Promote Gaming Across the Country

Washington—The American Gaming Association today launched its most aggressive effort ever to promote the value of the gaming industry, combat outdated stereotypes and pave the way for gaming’s next generation where regulatory policy must encourage innovation and financial efficiencies.  The AGA’s “Get to Know Gaming” campaign will tell the story of gaming’s impact on communities across […]

Senate Stalls Effort to Curb Frivolous, Costly Patent Litigation Disappointment to Gaming Industry

Washington — American Gaming Association (AGA) Vice President of Government Relations Whitaker Askew issued the following statement on today’s decision to remove patent reform legislation, from the Senate Judiciary Committee’s agenda: “Today’s decision to indefinitely stall progress toward achieving meaningful patent litigation reform is not only disappointing, but is a step backward that will harm millions of American businesses.   […]

AGA Mourns Loss of Gaming Industry Giant Burton Cohen

“Burton Cohen was a giant in our industry who made countless contributions to the growth and success of gaming. The AGA was proud to recognize Burton when we inducted him into the Gaming Hall of Fame nearly 20 years ago, yet Las Vegas and the entire gaming industry remain indebted to him for his decades […]

AGA Builds on Momentum by Hiring New Top Talent

WASHINGTON – The American Gaming Association (AGA) announced today it is adding three members to its executive leadership and public affairs teams to bolster membership engagement, media outreach and ally development. These newly created roles, in addition to five hires in January, will enhance the AGA’s ongoing efforts to champion gaming’s positive impact, drive industry growth […]

AGA Affirms Value of Gaming in Response to Massachusetts AG Candidate

Washington–American Gaming Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman issued the following statement after Massachusetts Attorney General candidate Maura Healey announced her opposition to casinos in the Commonwealth based on outdated myths: “Ms. Healey’s comments demonstrate an alarming lack of awareness about an industry that will create thousands of jobs paying well above the minimum wage, help […]

AGA Voices Concern with Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s Draft “Responsible Gaming Framework”

Washington — Launching a new effort to inform state-level gaming policy, American Gaming Association’s (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman submitted comments to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Friday regarding its proposed draft “Responsible Gaming Framework.”  AGA’s comments were critical of the Commission recommendations that ignored prevailing best practices.    “The Massachusetts Gaming Commission draft recommendations seem to […]