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    Associated Press – Gambling industry hopes casino mogul in White House pays off

    December 20, 2016  By Wayne Parry  Donald Trump will be the first U.S. president to have ever owned a casino, and the gambling industry is wondering how he will handle three major issues: internet gambling, sports betting and daily fantasy sports. The industry has sent its wish list to the president-elect. The American Gaming Association told […]

    The Sun Herald – Editorial: States should control sports betting

    November 26, 2016  Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood made the right move when he backed a suit that seeks to overturn the federal ban on sports betting. It doesn’t matter whether you are for or against sports betting, you should be against the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. That’s the federal law that over […]

    The Sun Herald – Editorial: States should control sports betting

    November 26, 2016 Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood made the right move when he backed a suit that seeks to overturn the federal ban on sports betting. It doesn’t matter whether you are for or against sports betting, you should be against the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. That’s the federal law that over […]

    The Record – 5 states, others are “friend” to NJ in its sports betting bid

    By John Brennan  November 25, 2016  Five state Attorneys General, the American Gaming Association, the Cato Institute, and a sports law professor are among those who have filed “amicus” briefs backing New Jersey’s request to the U.S. Supreme Court to take up its so-far-unsuccessful effort to either have a 1992 federal ban on most sports […]

    Legal Sports Report – The DraftKings-FanDuel Merger And The Intersection With Sports Betting

    November 21, 2016  By Dustin Gouker  The American Gaming Association’s signature issue in the past year has been a push for the legalization of sports betting in the US. So when the giant daily fantasy sports merger between DraftKings and FanDuel was announced last week, it came as no shock at that the AGA latched on. The industry association for casinos in the US issued this statement from Sara Rayme, senior vice president […]

    Statement on DraftKings & FanDuel Merger

    Statement from Sara Rayme, senior vice president of public affairs, American Gaming Association: “DraftKings and FanDuel have sped up the debate on legalizing sports betting by demonstrating its popularity and mainstream nature. Fans have a desire to be invested in games. We’re building on the momentum created by DFS to remove the federal ban on […]

    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 video from event Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos are responsible for over $6 billion in […]

    Jackson Clarion Clarion Ledger – Mississippi Joins Fight for Legal Sports Betting

    November 17, 2016  By Geoff Pender  Mississippi and four other states have joined New Jersey’s fight to legalize sports betting in a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court. Attorney General Jim Hood signed onto the brief submitted by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, as did the attorneys general of Arizona, Louisiana and Wisconsin. […]

    ESPN – 5 states, gaming association back New Jersey sports betting efforts

    November 15, 2016  By David Purdum  Five states — Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi, West Virginia and Wisconsin — and the American Gaming Association filed amicus briefs with the United States Supreme Court this week in support of New Jersey’s efforts to offer legal sports betting at its casinos and racetracks. New Jersey, after losing a decision […]