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    Experts Gather on Capitol Hill to Protect the Integrity of Sports

    Washington, D.C. – As the United States nears 25 years with a federal law that has driven trillions of dollars in sports betting to the black market, experts from around the globe gathered at a standing-room-only event on Capitol Hill today to discuss the threat unregulated gambling poses to the integrity of professional and amateur sports. The […]

    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 THE VIDEO: Roundtable discussion Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos are responsible for over $6 billion in […]

    March Madness Brackets Boost Tournament Viewership by 21%

    Washington, DC – Americans who visit bracket sites spend 86 more minutes (21%) watching the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament than those who do not, according to new commissioned Nielsen research released today by the American Gaming Association (AGA). Engagement with bracket sites drives viewership most heavily in the early rounds of the tournament – before brackets start busting […]

    USA Today – Americans Are Going To Bet an Absurd Amount of Money on March Madness

    March 15, 2016 By Luke Kerr-Dineen The hypocrisy on this subject never ceases to amaze me: Lawmakers run around pretending that betting on sports is illegal (which it technically is) and condemning daily fantasy sports for actually trying to operate within the rules, yet all that accomplishes is pushing billions and billions of gambling money underground. As someone who spent the […]

    March Madness Betting to Total $9.2 Billion This Year

    Washington, DC – With the NCAA men’s basketball tournament about to tip off, the American Gaming Association (AGA) is estimating that Americans will wager $9.2 billion on March Madness this year. The number marks an increase from 2015, when fans and casual observers alike bet $9 billion, through office pools, Nevada sports books, illicit offshore sites and […]

    Gaming Industry Shines Light on National Consumer Protection Week

    Washington, DC – As part of National Consumer Protection Week, March 6-12, the American Gaming Association (AGA) today underscored its commitment to exposing illegal gambling operations that target and prey upon vulnerable consumers in the United States. “As part of National Consumer Protection Week, we are calling for stronger efforts nationwide to root out illegal […]

    The Hill – Sports Betting Advocates Play Outside Game

    By Megan R. Wilson Feb. 17, 2016 Advocates of sports betting are playing the outside game, hoping that pressure from the states will push Washington toward legalization. Rather than seeking action on Capitol Hill, proponents of sports betting are hoping that growing acceptance of betting in the states — driven in part by the popularity […]

    President Obama Joins 47 Million Americans in Betting on the Super Bowl

    Washington, DC – In an appearance on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert after the Super Bowl, President Obama acknowledged that he’s participated in the nation’s new national pastime – sports betting – and joined the 47 million Americans who have bet on the Big Game. Federal law prohibits sports betting outside of Nevada, Delaware, Montana and Oregon. […]