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ESPN: DFS legality a huge issue at G2E

Sports betting and daily fantasy sports dominated the conversation Tuesday at a gaming conference here, but nothing was resolved in the debate about whether DFS is gambling. Still, it was great to see sports betting have such a big part at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E), which is held at the Sands Expo & Convention […]

AP: Illegal gambling target of joint push

BILOXI – The nation’s casino owners and gambling machine makers say they want to team with states to crack down on illegal gambling. Speaking to the National Association of Attorneys General on Monday, American Gaming Association President Geoff Freeman called on state legal leaders to join with his group, saying they “have a shared interest in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sports Betting Task Force Meeting

The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) bans betting on sporting events except in a handful of states. Nonetheless, researchers estimate that Americans illegally wager billions on mega-events like the Superbowl and NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Tournament. The AGA Sports Betting Task Force engages in information sharing, research and discussions to help identify […]

MassLive: American Gaming Association taps former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis for illegal gambling panel

Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis has been tapped to serve on a newly formed Illegal Gambling Advisory Board as part of the American Gaming Association’s “Stop Illegal Gambling – Play it Safe” initiative.  The five-member panel includes Davis, the Hub’s police commissioner from 2006-2013, and four other former ranking law enforcement officials. The board held its first meeting […]

Casino Gaming Industry Sets Stage for Unprecedented Global Gaming Expo September 28 – October 1

LAS VEGAS – Global Gaming Expo 2015 (G2E), the world’s premier event for the casino gaming industry, is broadening its scope to match the changing gaming-resort landscape and position its attendees for the future. Complementing an expanded gaming focus, the 2015 show will introduce the “Integrated Resort Experience at G2E,” presenting innovative non-gaming technology, products and services as […]

New York Times: N.F.L.’s Unsteady Stance on a Tricky Gambling Landscape

As the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, Tony Romo is a lightning rod for many things, starting with his team’s inability to make it to the Super Bowl, and the pop stars he has dated. The N.F.L. thrust him deeper into the spotlight this month when it reiterated its rules that prohibit players from taking part in […]