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    AGA Opposes Federal Government Overreach on Sports Betting

    Today, the American Gaming Association (AGA) released the following statement in response to the “Sports Wagering Market Integrity Act of 2018,” introduced by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT). “This bill is the epitome of a solution in search of a problem, representing an unprecedented and inappropriate expansion of federal […]

    AGA Statement on MLB Sports Betting Announcement

    WASHINGTON – Today, the American Gaming Association (AGA) released the following statement after Major League Baseball (MLB) announced that MGM Resorts will become the MLB’s official gaming partner. “Agreements between sports leagues and the gaming industry enable all sports stakeholders to work together to eliminate the illegal sports betting market,” said Sara Slane, senior vice president of […]

    AGA Applauds Creation of Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Association

      WASHINGTON – Today, the American Gaming Association (AGA) released the following statement regarding the formation of the Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Association (SWIMA), a not-for-profit organization designed as a collaborative entity to partner with state and tribal gaming regulators; federal, state and tribal law enforcement; and other various stakeholders to detect and discourage fraud […]

    States’ Economies Boosted by Tribal Gaming, New Research Shows

    WASHINGTON – Today, the American Gaming Association (AGA) released a comprehensive study of the state-by-state economic impact of tribal casino gaming in the United States. Key findings from the report include: California is the largest tribal gaming state by economic activity, jobs and tax payments. Tribal casinos add $20 billion to the Golden State’s economy, […]

    AGA Statement on NHL Sports Betting Announcement

    WASHINGTON – Today, the American Gaming Association (AGA) released the following statement after the National Hockey League (NHL) announced that MGM Resorts will become the NHL’s official sports betting partner. “Sports betting agreements through contracts enhance the fan and consumer experience,” said Sara Slane, senior vice president of public affairs for the American Gaming Association. […]

    NBA & MLB Could See Combined $1.7 Billion From Legalized Sports Betting

    WASHINGTON – Annual revenues for Major League Baseball (MLB) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) may increase by $1.1 billion and $585 million, respectively, due to widely available, legal, regulated sports betting, according to a new Nielsen Sports study commissioned by the American Gaming Association (AGA). The study analyzes the revenue streams that legal sports […]

    AGA to Congress: When It Comes to Sports Betting, States and Sovereign Tribal Nations Know Best

    WASHINGTON – In testimony this morning at the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations hearing, “Post-PASPA: An Examination of Sports Betting in America,” Sara Slane, senior vice president of public affairs at the American Gaming Association (AGA), emphasized that federal oversight of sports betting is unnecessary in ongoing efforts to create […]