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NY Daily News: Forget Las Vegas, NFL teams already play near casinos

May 26, 2016 By Evan Grossman NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said this week any talk of a Raiders move to Las Vegas is “premature.” But NFL teams are already neighbors with the gambling industry, according to the American Gaming Association. The league has avoided doing business with the gambling industry and fears the integrity of […]

As Nevada Sports Books Set April Record, Most Sports Betting Still Happening Illegally

Washington, DC – American Gaming Association (AGA) Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Sara Rayme released the following statement after the Nevada Gaming Control Board announced that a record-breaking $292 million was bet at Nevada sports books in April, an increase from $250 million in April 2015: “Sports betting has never been more popular, yet […]

More Than 80% of NFL Teams Play Home Games Within 1-Hour Drive of a Casino

Washington, DC – Twenty-six NFL teams – 81 percent – play their home games at stadiums located within an hour’s drive of a casino, while half of all teams are located within 11 miles of the closest casino, according to an analysis released today by the American Gaming Association (AGA). The analysis serves to debunk […]

American Gaming Association Adds Eight New Members, Continues to Unite the Industry

Washington, DC – The American Gaming Association (AGA) today announced that it has added eight new members – including three new board members – as the organization continues to grow and represent the totality of the casino gaming industry. The three new board members are AGS, Cherokee Nation Entertainment and Delaware North. Joining as general […]

Fantasy Sports Hearing Highlights Need for Fresh Look at Sports Betting Prohibition

Washington, DC – American Gaming Association (AGA) Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Sara Rayme released the following statement after today’s congressional hearing on daily fantasy sports (DFS): “While the casino gaming industry believes legal clarity and greater consumer protections are needed for daily fantasy sports, today’s hearing shined a spotlight on the thriving, $150 billion illegal […]

Experts Gather on Capitol Hill to Protect the Integrity of Sports

Washington, D.C. – As the United States nears 25 years with a federal law that has driven trillions of dollars in sports betting to the black market, experts from around the globe gathered at a standing-room-only event on Capitol Hill today to discuss the threat unregulated gambling poses to the integrity of professional and amateur sports. The […]

AGA Rallies Casinos, Community Leaders and Elected Officials to Highlight Industry’s Contributions in Philadelphia

Philadelphia – The American Gaming Association (AGA) today convened a roundtable forum at SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia, bringing together gaming executives, Philadelphia-area business and community leaders, federal, state and local elected officials to discuss the significant contributions of gaming to the city. WATCH THE VIDEO: Roundtable discussion Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos are responsible for over $6 billion in […]