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AGA Calls on Congress to Stop Patent Trolls

Washington – American Gaming Association (AGA) and Credit Union National Association on behalf of the Main Street Patent Coalition, called on Congress today to pass comprehensive patent reform. Speaking at a forum hosted by the R Street Institute, AGA’s Vice President of Government Relations Whitaker Askew issued the following statement: “Main street businesses are the economic engine that stimulate growth, jobs and innovation in this country.  We […]

AGA Applauds Connecticut Lawmaker’s Swift Action to Combat Unregulated Gaming

Washington – American Gaming Association’s (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman issued the following statement applauding the efforts of State Senator Danté Bartolomeo (D-Meriden) to ban unregulated gambling taking place at Internet sweepstakes cafes in Connecticut:  “AGA and its members appreciate the swift action of lawmakers like Senator Bartolomeo to squash unlawful behavior that preys upon vulnerable consumers. “Regulated gaming […]

Federal Prohibition of Online Gaming Could Sack Fantasy Sports

Washington–American Gaming Association’s (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman issued the following statement addressing rapidly increasing concern that a federal ban of online gaming could limit the right of Americans to participate in fantasy sports: “Federal prohibition of online gaming is a threat to millions of poker players—and possibly tens of millions of fantasy sports participants.  Effectively regulating online gaming […]

AGA Commends New Jersey’s Effective Regulation of Online Gaming

Washington—American Gaming Association’s (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman issued the following statement today on a historic milestone that was reached when the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement released its first report on online gaming activities in the Garden State: “New Jersey has responded to consumer demand for gaming entertainment in an innovative fashion — creating a […]

American Gaming Association Announces Significant Staff Additions

WASHINGTON – The American Gaming Association (AGA) today announced five significant staff additions, providing a jolt of industry experience and political savvy. The new staff members are part of a reorganization placing an emphasis on proactive, campaign-style trade association advocacy. “These extremely talented new members of our team will help us build off the success the […]

Global Gaming Women Launches Groundbreaking Online Mentoring Program at G2E

WASHINGTON – Global Gaming Women (GGW) today announced the official launch of Global Gaming Network (GGN)—a first-of-its-kind online mentoring network designed to connect women professionals in the international gaming industry. This latest resource provided by GGW can be accessed at GlobalGamingNetwork.org and was developed in conjunction with SHFL entertainment, Inc., a leading manufacturer in the […]

Affleck/Timberlake Film “Runner Runner” a Cautionary Tale for Americans, Policymakers

WASHINGTON – Americans spent $2.6 billion on illegal offshore gambling websites in 2012—generating nearly 10 percent of the $33 billion worldwide online gambling market—according to research released today by the American Gaming Association (AGA). The new research, developed by H2 Gambling Capital, reinforces the critical need for policymakers to safeguard Americans from illegal online gambling […]

Survey Indicates Improved Regulations Could Be on the Horizon

LAS VEGAS – New research released today at Global Gaming Expo (G2E) outlines regulatory reform priorities in the gaming industry. Overall, the11th annual G2E Future Watch survey finds the majority of casino industry executives polled to be optimistic about the future. While eight out of 10 say regulation is faring “somewhat” (47 percent) or “very” (35 […]

Finalists Named for 13th Annual Gaming Voice Awards

WASHINGTON—The American Gaming Association (AGA) today announced the finalists for the 2013 Gaming Voice Awards, which recognize the gaming industry’s top marketing, public relations, advertising and corporate communications efforts. The finalists, which represent 27 gaming companies, properties, suppliers and organizations from 14 states and provinces, were named in 15 categories, including best annual report; best customer […]