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    Casinos Will Be Front and Center As Republicans Debate in Cleveland this Summer

    Washington, DC –With the Republican National Committee (RNC) expected to officially announce that GOP presidential candidates will debate for the first time in the casino city of Cleveland, Ohio, the American Gaming Association (AGA), through its “Gaming Votes” initiative, is capitalizing on the opportunity to highlight gaming’s economic impact on Cleveland and the entire state. Ohio’s […]

    U.S. Gaming Industry Engages Japanese Diet as Casino Expansion Gains Momentum

    Washington, DC – On the heels of new Japanese legislation to legalize casinos, the American Gaming Association welcomed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and members of the Diet to Washington, DC. The AGA is playing a leading role in informing lawmakers about the casino industry and its potential role in Japanese economic and tourism development, including hosting […]

    AGA Applauds Senators for Bipartisan Effort to Fix Antiquated Patent System

    Washington, DC — American Gaming Association (AGA) Vice President of Government Relations Whit Askew released the following statement after Senate Judiciary Committee leaders introduced important bipartisan patent reform legislation: “We appreciate Chairman Grassley, Ranking Member Leahy and Senators Cornyn, Schumer, Hatch, Lee and Klobuchar for their bipartisan efforts to restore fairness to the patent litigation system and protect America’s employers and innovators. Gaming […]

    Attorney General Lynch Invited to Join New Initiative to Crack Down on Illegal Gambling Operations

    Washington, DC –Now that the United States Senate has confirmed Loretta Lynch as the next U.S. attorney general, the American Gaming Associations (AGA) is inviting her to join state attorneys general and other top law enforcement officials in partnership with the gaming industry through its recently launched initiative to crack down on illegal gambling operations. In a keynote address […]

    Across 40 States, Gaming Generates $38 Billion in State, Federal and Local and Gaming Taxes for Vital Public Services

    Washington, DC – As millions of Americans and businesses file their tax returns, casino gaming is contributing more than its fair share in support of local communities across the United States. According to a recent Oxford Economics study, casinos generate $38 billion in federal, state, local and gaming taxes, which pay for education, law enforcement, community development […]

    AG Maura Healey’s Public Casino Comments Undermine Efforts to Forge Constructive Partnership

    Washington, DC – American Gaming Association (AGA) Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Sara Rayme released the following statement in response to Attorney General Maura Healey’s latest claims about the casino gaming industry: “The American Gaming Association recently met with Attorney General Healey’s office and, among other key information, provided the AGA’s Best Practices for Anti-Money Laundering Compliance, a comprehensive document that guides the […]

    AGA Applauds Senator Reid for Tireless Support of Gaming, Dedication to Nevada

    Washington, DC – American Gaming Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement after Senator Harry Reid announced his retirement: “Senator Reid has been a tireless supporter of gaming who solidified Nevada and the industry’s significance across the country. From his earliest days as chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission to his years in the […]