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American Gaming Association, Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Announce Partnership to Combat Illegal Gambling In Texas

Washington, D.C. – The American Gaming Association (AGA) and the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) today announced a new partnership to highlight and combat the rapid spread of illegal gambling machine activity in Texas. With an estimated 100,000-150,000 “8-liner” and illegal slot machines now present in Texas, the state has become the most glaring example […]

Casinos Outline Serious Concerns with IRS Proposal to Track Players, Lower Winnings Threshold

Washington, D.C. – The American Gaming Association (AGA) filed comments this week as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) closed the public comment period on its proposal for reporting requirements on winnings from slot machine, bingo and keno play. The IRS is proposing mandatory electronic player tracking regulations using player loyalty cards for tax reporting purposes and may consider […]

Credit Card Ban at Casinos Would Reflect Gross Misunderstanding of the Gaming Industry

Washington, DC –In light of a new report in which the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Inspector General recommends banning the use of government credit cards at casinos, the American Gaming Association (AGA) is urging DoD not to single out the gaming industry and ignore the diverse offerings provided by casinos. In a letter to DoD Inspector General Jon […]

U.S. Gaming Industry Engages Japanese Diet as Casino Expansion Gains Momentum

Washington, DC – On the heels of new Japanese legislation to legalize casinos, the American Gaming Association welcomed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and members of the Diet to Washington, DC. The AGA is playing a leading role in informing lawmakers about the casino industry and its potential role in Japanese economic and tourism development, including hosting […]

AG Maura Healey’s Public Casino Comments Undermine Efforts to Forge Constructive Partnership

Washington, DC – American Gaming Association (AGA) Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Sara Rayme released the following statement in response to Attorney General Maura Healey’s latest claims about the casino gaming industry: “The American Gaming Association recently met with Attorney General Healey’s office and, among other key information, provided the AGA’s Best Practices for Anti-Money Laundering Compliance, a comprehensive document that guides the […]

Gaming Careers: Gateway to the Middle Class

Oxford Economics released a seminal report outlining the quality, range and skills associated with the more than 200 types of careers at hundreds of casinos across 40 states. Oxford’s report titled, “Gaming Careers: Gateway to the Middle Class,” reveals that gaming:

The Faces of Gaming Monthly Video Contest Rules

OFFICIAL RULES No purchase necessary to enter or win. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Rules are subject to change without notice. The Faces of Gaming Monthly Video Contest (“Contest”) offered by the American Gaming Association (“Sponsor”) is designed to promote the positive effect of gaming on the careers and lives of people whose […]

Key Presidential Election States Focus of Unprecedented Gaming Industry Voting Initiative

Las Vegas – Likely 2016 presidential candidates are already visiting battleground states where casino gaming supports more than half-a-million jobs and contributes $75 billion to local communities.  The American Gaming Association (AGA) today launched a national initiative, “Gaming Votes,” to ensure presidential candidates understand gaming’s vital role in providing middle class jobs and driving economic growth. Multimedia assets: bit.ly/AGAMediaKit […]

Attorney General Must Tackle Rampant Illegal Gambling Operations

Washington, DC– The American Gaming Association (AGA) today urged Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), ranking member, to ensure the next attorney general will crack down on illegal gambling activities that are prevalent across the United States.  The AGA’s letter calling attention to this important issue comes a day […]