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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 […]

NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction

Presented by the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG), the annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction gathers gaming professionals for an annual forum on gambling disorder and responsible gaming. Healthcare providers, researchers, public health professionals, gaming regulators and gaming industry professionals convene to learn about the latest research on gambling disorder, responsible gaming and […]

Responsible Gaming Education Week

Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW) was created by the AGA in 1998 to increase awareness of problem gambling among gaming industry employees and customers and to promote responsible gaming nationwide. The AGA and the entire gaming industry realize that education is essential to promoting responsible play and increasing awareness of gambling disorders, and RGEW provides […]

National Conference of Problem Gaming

Presented by the National Council on Problem Gambling, this annual conference engages responsible gaming and problem gambling specific speakers, networking opportunities with peers in the field and a wide collection of stakeholders. Organizers, speakers, exhibitors and attendees are leaders in prevention, education, treatment, responsible gaming, research and recovery.

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 […]