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Legal Sports Report: Big U.S. Sports Betting Busts In 2016 Serve As Backdrop For Legalization Effort

By Will Green Organizers of an American Gaming Association conference on June 30 advocated for the legalization and regulation of sports betting in the United States, for which the association said it will formally lobby Congress as early as the beginning of 2017. The rationale for such a legal framework, which everyone from the U.S. Conference of Mayors to NBA commissioner Adam Silver has called for, […]

ESPN: Two resolutions urge Congress to lift federal ban on sports betting

By David Purdum  Pennsylvania and the United States Conference of Mayors each adopted resolutions this week in support of taking a new look at how the country approaches the massive underground sports-betting market. On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed House Resolution 619 that urges Congress to lift the federal ban on sports betting. […]

Global Gaming Business Magazine: United We Stand

By Geoff Freeman  The American Gaming Association has never been stronger or more inclusive than it is today. Continuing to represent the totality of the casino gaming industry, AGA recently announced the addition of eight new members, marking an increase in membership by more than 50 percent in the last year. Three of the eight […]

AGA Convenes Law Enforcement Leaders to Critique Federal Prohibition on Sports Betting

Washington, DC – More than 30 law enforcement leaders from across the country gathered today at the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) first-ever Law Enforcement Summit to better understand the massive illegal sports betting market in the U.S and what steps can be taken to address it. In a robust town hall discussion, law enforcement spoke of […]

NHL Expanding to Las Vegas a Win for Nevada, Casino Gaming & Fans

Washington, D.C. – American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement after a report indicated that the NHL will expand to Las Vegas and give the city its first major league sports team: “Today marks a milestone for Nevada and for the casino gaming industry at large. The placement of the first major […]

Law Enforcement Summit

The AGA will host a major law enforcement summit in its Washington, D.C. office to examine sports betting and further strengthen the partnership between the gaming industry and the law enforcement community. For more information, contact Brian Cohen, director of strategic alliances.