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Industry Legends to Join Gaming Hall of Fame at Gala Event

WASHINGTON— The man behind the world’s largest gaming company, the former head of the industry’s top trade association, one of the Strip’s–and the world’s–most spectacular headliners and one of the world’s top culinary artists make up the 2013 class for the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) Gaming Hall of Fame. Gary Loveman, chairman, CEO and president of […]

Global Gaming Women Awards 17 Scholarships to Advance Industry Women

WASHINGTON – Global Gaming Women (GGW) today announced 17 recipients of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’s (UNLV) International Gaming Institute (IGI) Continuing Education Scholarship. The scholarship is distributed via the GGW Charitable Education Fund, a new program aimed at providing continuing educational opportunities for women in gaming or pursuing a career in the field. GGW awarded the […]

AGA Calls for Streamlined Shipping Rules

WASHINGTON – The American Gaming Association (AGA) is leading an effort to streamline the overly costly and complex regulatory requirements related to gaming machine shipping practices. In research released today, titled “Streamlining Shipping: Recommendations for Regulatory Reform,” an AGA task force of compliance experts and former regulators offers solutions to the current regulatory system, which creates daunting […]

Gaming Industry Encourages Employees, Customers to Learn to “Speak” Responsible Gaming

WASHINGTON – The American Gaming Association (AGA) and National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) are joining gaming companies nationwide for the 16th annual Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW), which takes place Aug. 5-9. This year’s theme, “How Do You Say Responsible Gaming?” promotes the message that no matter what language gaming employees and customers speak, it […]

Top Gaming Executives to Discuss Economic Growth with Leaders in Congress, Administration

WASHINGTON – Top executives from the commercial gaming industry will meet with Capitol Hill lawmakers and administration officials today to push for a federal ban on Internet casino games of chance, federal regulatory guidelines for online poker, comprehensive immigration reform and smarter tax policy. The meetings are part of the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) annual […]

Gaming Industry Applauds Senate Focus on Proper Regulation of Online Gambling

The American Gaming Association today applauded United States Senate attention to the need for effective regulation of online gambling. Reports suggest that an alarming number of Americans spend billions of dollars annually on illegal Internet gambling made possible by foreign companies that fail to verify age and offer basic consumer protections.  To address current illegal […]

Statement on the Introduction of the Internet Poker Freedom Act of 2013

Statement by Geoff Freeman, AGA president and CEO, on the Introduction of the Internet Poker Freedom Act of 2013 The American Gaming Association is pleased that Rep. Barton continues to understand and support the pressing need for a federal legislative solution that would allow for legal, regulated online poker in this country, while still providing […]

Statement on the Senate’s Passage of Immigration Reform Legislation

Statement by Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., president and CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA) and Geoff Freeman, incoming AGA president and CEO, on the Senate’s Passage of Immigration Reform Legislation The American Gaming Association (AGA) applauds this first major achievement toward reforming the U.S. immigration system.  As an industry that supports more than 800,000 […]

2013 Report Shows Commercial Casino Industry’s Highest Growth Rates Since Recession

In 2012, the national commercial casino industry saw its second-largest gross gaming revenues ever, according to a national economic impact study released today by the American Gaming Association (AGA). The annual State of the States: The AGA Survey of Casino Entertainment shows an industry that has now seen three consecutive years of escalating growth—reaching its […]

Commercial Gaming Companies Go “All In for Giving & Volunteering” During National Volunteer Week

WASHINGTON –In recognition of National Volunteer Week, which runs April 21-27, commercial gaming companies nationwide are taking part in dozens of organized community service activities and the American Gaming Association released new research quantifying industry philanthropic contributions. The activities are part of the “All In for Giving & Volunteering” campaign coordinated by the AGA. “Year […]