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Study: Gambling industry worth $240B, 1.7M jobs

LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. casinos and the makers of the games found inside had a $240 billion economic impact and employed 1.7 million people in 2013, a study shows. That includes $38 billion in local, state and federal taxes the industry said it paid last year in gambling fees, property taxes, income taxes and […]

MGM Resorts International and SLS Las Vegas Tie for Most Wins at AGA Communications Awards

LAS VEGAS – The 14th annual American Gaming Association (AGA) communications awards recognized 10 different gaming companies, casino properties and equipment manufacturers for communications excellence in 15 categories. The awards program honored outstanding advertising, public relations, marketing, financial and corporate communications and were presented at a ceremony held today at the Sands Expo and Convention […]

Report: Gambling industry paid out $38B in taxes

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gambling officials say the industry paid out a jackpot-worthy $38 billion in federal, state and local taxes in 2013. It’s the first time the American Gaming Association has added tribal casinos and casino game makers into the mix for its annual study of the industry’s impact in the U.S. The Associated […]

American Gaming Association Announces Its Most Diverse Class of Gaming Hall of Fame Inductees

Washington, DC – The American Gaming Association (AGA) today announced its most diverse class of inductees into its Gaming Hall of Fame with the selection of the late gaming law expert Bob Faiss; former Las Vegas mayor and current Caesars executive Jan Jones Blackhurst; Nevada gaming control board pioneer Patricia Becker; and the second-ever tribal gaming leader […]

Survey Indicates Improved Regulations Could Be on the Horizon

LAS VEGAS – New research released today at Global Gaming Expo (G2E) outlines regulatory reform priorities in the gaming industry. Overall, the11th annual G2E Future Watch survey finds the majority of casino industry executives polled to be optimistic about the future. While eight out of 10 say regulation is faring “somewhat” (47 percent) or “very” (35 […]

Finalists Named for 13th Annual Gaming Voice Awards

WASHINGTON—The American Gaming Association (AGA) today announced the finalists for the 2013 Gaming Voice Awards, which recognize the gaming industry’s top marketing, public relations, advertising and corporate communications efforts. The finalists, which represent 27 gaming companies, properties, suppliers and organizations from 14 states and provinces, were named in 15 categories, including best annual report; best customer […]

Industry Legends to Join Gaming Hall of Fame at Gala Event

WASHINGTON— The man behind the world’s largest gaming company, the former head of the industry’s top trade association, one of the Strip’s–and the world’s–most spectacular headliners and one of the world’s top culinary artists make up the 2013 class for the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) Gaming Hall of Fame. Gary Loveman, chairman, CEO and president of […]