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Illegal Super Bowl Bets to Total $3.8 Billion This Year

Washington, DC– According to a first-ever estimate by the American Gaming Association (AGA) released today, Americans will make $3.8 billion worth of illegal bets on this year’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks. That figure stands in stark contrast to the approximately $100 million bet legally on the Super Bowl each year. […]

American Gaming Association Welcomes FinCEN Guidance on Sports Books, Urges Further Scrutiny of Illegal Sports Betting

Washington, DC –American Gaming Association (AGA) President and Chief Executive Officer Geoff Freeman released the following statement after the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) released new guidance for sports book operations: “AGA members are committed to robust anti-money laundering measures in every aspect of their operations and invest significant resources to tailor risk-based compliance programs for every corner of the […]

Casinos come up big for United Way

NIAGARA FALLS — When it comes to any casino, or gaming in general, there really isn’t such a thing as a “sure bet.” Associates at the city’s two casinos — Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara — and the United Way of Niagara Falls and Fort Erie may beg to differ, however. When the dust […]

Casino Gaming Industry Looks Forward to Partnering with the NBA, Others to Thwart Illegal Gambling

Washington, DC –American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement today after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver penned an op-ed on sports betting in the New York Times: “Legal, regulated sports betting protects the integrity of casino games and the consumers who partake in them. In some cases, sports books in Nevada have even notified […]

Expansion of gambling does not lead to more problem gamblers, study finds

BUFFALO, N.Y. – In the past decade, online gambling has exploded and several states, including New York, have approved measures to legalize various types of gambling. So, it’s only natural that the number of people with gambling problems has also increased, right? Wrong, say researchers at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA). […]

Casinos and racinos have not yet led to an increase in problem gambling, officials say

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Ohio’s eleven casinos and racinos have not yet led to an increase in problem gambling, officials say. They credit strong prevention and education efforts that began years before the first casino, Horseshoe Casino Cleveland, opened in May, 2012. “There is nothing going on that is alerting us or alarming us,” said Scott […]