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Casino Gaming Industry Response to Nevada Gaming Control Board Decision on Daily Fantasy Sports

Washington, DC – American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement after the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) issued a notice to Nevada gaming licensees about the legality of daily fantasy sports: “The casino gaming industry has repeatedly called for greater legal clarity on daily fantasy sports. We appreciate that the Nevada […]

ESPN: DFS legality a huge issue at G2E

Sports betting and daily fantasy sports dominated the conversation Tuesday at a gaming conference here, but nothing was resolved in the debate about whether DFS is gambling. Still, it was great to see sports betting have such a big part at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E), which is held at the Sands Expo & Convention […]

American Gaming Association Hires Senate Veteran to Lead Democratic Advocacy Efforts

Washington, DC  – The American Gaming Association (AGA) today announced the hiring of Eloy Martinez as senior director of government relations. In this role, Martinez will work to advance AGA’s public policy, political and advocacy agendas. He will also work closely with congressional coalitions and caucuses on matters related to diversity and community and social responsibility. Martinez’s […]

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 […]

Nevada’s Elected Officials to Play Key Role in Presidential Campaign Ahead of Debates, Caucuses

Washington, DC – Nevada elected officials who endorse candidates and actively support their campaigns should ensure presidential hopefuls recognize casino gaming as a powerful economic engine and job creator.   In a letter to Nevada’s congressional delegation, constitutional officers, state legislators and others likely to endorse, American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman and Nevada Resorts Association […]

14th Annual Gaming Trade Show to Unite Greatest Collection of Industry Leaders this September

Las Vegas – The American Gaming Association (AGA) and Reed Exhibitions today announced that the gaming industry’s 14th annual trade show in Las Vegas will unite the greatest collection of industry leaders in the show’s history this fall, including: Sheldon Adelson, Thomas Graf, Patti Hart, Jim Murren, Jamie Odell and Steve Wynn. The annual event—known as Global Gaming Expo (G2E)—takes places September 30 to […]

Vegas Inc: Casinos are improving their efforts to fight money laundering, Treasury official says

The gaming industry’s fight against criminals who want to use casinos to disguise illegal money was front and center Thursday at the Paris resort. There, industry leaders and government officials gathered for a conference that addressed how casinos are handling their obligations under anti-money-laundering law. The verdict, according to one government official: Casinos have done […]

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Casinos say proposal for reporting IRS winnings unworkable

When the Internal Revenue Service floated the idea of lowering the threshold for tax-reportable winnings from slot machines, the reaction from thousands of gamblers was a collective “Give us a break!” At an IRS public hearing Wednesday, the comments were a bit more formal. But a handful of casino executives, industry officials and tribal representatives delivered much […]

American Gaming Association President & CEO Geoff Freeman Testifies at IRS Hearing on Gaming Proposal

Washington, D.C. – Today, American Gaming Association’s (AGA) president and CEO Geoff Freeman testified at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) hearing on the proposed rules regarding electronic player tracking regulations using player loyalty cards for tax reporting purposes.   Read AGA’s IRS hearing testimony as prepared for delivery The industry’s greatest concern, Freeman said, is that the proposal […]