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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 […]

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 […]

Football Bets to Top $90 Billion for Second Straight Season

Washington, DC – Ahead of the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers kicking off the 2016 NFL season tomorrow, the American Gaming Association (AGA) is estimating that fans across the country will bet $90 billion on NFL and college football games this season. However, $88 billion – or 98 percent – of all bets will be made […]

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 […]

Casinos Urge Congress to Act on Cybersecurity

Washington, DC – The nation’s casino industry is pushing Congress to enact cybersecurity legislation that would protect gaming facilities from cyber attacks and encourage information-sharing between the government and the business community. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), the American Gaming Association (AGA), as part of a broader business […]

Super Bowl Illegal Bets to Be $3.8 Billion,Trade Group Says

Illegal betting in the U.S. on the Super Bowl will be about 38 times more by value than Nevada casinos typically accept in wagers on the National Football League championship, the American Gaming Association said. Americans will wager about $3.8 billion illegally on the Feb. 1 game, the Washington-based casino industry trade group said in […]

What’s gambling worth to Ohio?

Ohio’s casinos and racinos were responsible for $2.2 billion of the state’s economy in 2013, according to a new study commissioned by the American Gaming Association. And that number is expected to increase this year with the opening of additional racinos. The gambling venues were responsible for about 7,500 jobs and generated $672.5 million in […]

Players Advantage: Casinos add $4.8 billion to state economy, study finds

Casinos add $4.8 billion a year to Pennsylvania’s economy and are directly responsible for 17,759 jobs in the state, says a new study sponsored by the American Gaming Association. The impact could grow with a greater “partnership” between policy makers and the industry, the group’s top executive says. “As competition emerges in neighboring states, it […]