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    Potential IRS Proposal Could Cost States Millions of Dollars in Gaming Revenues

    Washington, DC – The American Gaming Association (AGA) is expressing serious concerns with a potential Internal Revenue Service (IRS) proposal that could aim to reduce the tax reporting thresholds for casino visitors from $1,200 to $600 for gaming winnings. The IRS issued proposed regulations and an official Notice updating the tax information reporting rules for players’ slot winnings (as […]

    Bush Visit to Las Vegas Offers Prime Opportunity to Highlight Positive Impact of Gaming

    Las Vegas – As the casino gaming industry continues to provide a path to the middle class for workers in Nevada and across 40 states, likely Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush visits Las Vegas today to hold a public discussion on restoring the promise of America. The American Gaming Association (AGA), which is educating candidates about the industry and gaming employees […]

    As CPAC Begins at National Harbor, Construction of MGM Casino Will Be Front and Center for Likely 2016 Candidates

    Washington, DC – Conservatives descending on National Harbor this week for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) will see firsthand the gaming industry creating well-paying jobs. The new MGM Resorts International casino, which workers are building just steps from the site of the Conference, is a $1.2 billion investment that will create 4,000 jobs. For likely […]

    Gaming Industry Welcomes Senator Marco Rubio to Las Vegas

    Las Vegas – The casino gaming industry is welcoming Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) to Las Vegas this morning as he continues his book tour in advance of a potential 2016 presidential bid. As part of its just-launched “Gaming Votes” initiative, the American Gaming Association (AGA) is working to ensure Senator Rubio and other likely presidential candidates recognize […]

    Gaming industry aims to be heard in next presidential election

    If a Washington, D.C.-based casino trade group has anything to say about it, 2016 presidential candidates campaigning in battleground states with casinos won’t be able to avoid addressing the interests of the gaming industry. The American Gaming Association today unveiled a new national initiative called “Gaming Votes” at the Las Vegas manufacturing facilities of the […]

    Casinos betting on new lobbying effort

    The casino industry has jumped into presidential politics. The American Gaming Association has initiated a lobbying effort it calls Gaming Votes that will include events in key swing states such as Ohio. The goal is to educate the industry’s 1.7 million employees about who is running and where they stand on gaming-related issues. And inform […]