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    American Gaming Association Unites with Gaming Leaders to Underscore Industry-Wide Commitment to Responsible Gaming

    Washington, DC – Leaders of the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM), the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) and the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) today joined the American Gaming Association (AGA) to highlight the gaming industry’s shared commitment to responsible gaming. Gaming operators and manufacturers across the United States will commemorate the industry’s responsible […]

    New Study: Casino Industry is Essential to Small Business Growth

    Washington, DC – The casino gaming industry is driving small business growth across the country by supporting 350,000 small business jobs – that’s more than 14 times the number of Air Traffic Controllers in America, twice the number of dentists and larger than the entire freight rail industry – according to new research released today by the American Gaming Association (AGA). On Wednesday, the AGA launched its American Gaming Small […]

    Las Vegas Review-Journal – AGA road trips to explain how casinos help small businesses

    By Richard N. Velotta  April 18, 2017    The American Gaming Association is starting a series of road trips Tuesday to explain how commercial and tribal casinos help small businesses across the country. Representatives of the Washington, D.C.-based association will meet with Rep. Anthony Brown, D-Md., at Eastern Food Services in Laurel, Maryland, to raise […]

    Obamacare Changes Should Uphold Gambling Disorders as Serious Public Health Issue

    Washington, DC – The U.S. casino gaming industry is calling on Congress to uphold gambling disorders as a serious public health issue in any changes it makes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In a letter sent today to congressional leaders and the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the American Gaming […]

    Casino Critics’ Hypocrisy Laid Bare in Baltimore Sun Story

    Washington, DC – American Gaming Association (AGA) Vice President of Public Affairs Erik Balsbaugh released the following statement in response to a Baltimore Sun story on how Maryland casinos are delivering on their promises to generate more than a billion dollars in tax revenue – yet, in a stunning display of hypocrisy – critics blame casinos for […]

    FULL REMARKS: American Gaming Association’s Geoff Freeman Addresses Louisiana Riverboat Economic Development and Gaming Task Force

    Washington, DC – American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman today addressed the Louisiana Riverboat Economic Development and Gaming Task Force to highlight casino gaming’s strong commitment to the state and how regulatory and policy changes could help the industry thrive – and maximize its benefits for the state and local communities – […]

    IRS Officially Drops Burdensome Gaming Proposals, Marking Big Win for Casino Patrons

    Washington, DC – American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today released its final regulation on its 2015 proposal for tax reporting of slot winnings.  “Today’s final IRS regulation is a big win not only for gaming companies and millions of casino visitors, but […]

    AGA Marks Japan’s Historic Passage of IR Bill

    Washington, DC – American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement in response to the passage of Japan’s IR Promotion bill: “The passage of legislation in Japan that makes possible the development of integrated resorts is truly historic. After decades of study, it is clear that the expansion of our industry […]