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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 […]

AG Maura Healey and the American Gaming Association Agree: Treat Casinos Like Any Other Business

Washington, DC – In a conversation with Commonwealth Magazine published this week, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said, “casino operators should be held to the same rules as everybody else.” The American Gaming Association (AGA) agrees; casinos should be treated like any other business. A majority of voters also concur. “Casinos serve as strong community partners in 40 states across the […]

Casinos Applaud New Bill to Help Workers Succeed, Fully Contribute to the Economy

Washington, DC – New bipartisan legislation introduced today in the U.S. House of Representatives would promote programs that many casino gaming companies already implement to help workers boost their language skills, further their education and apply for citizenship. The American Gaming Association (AGA) today applauded the introduction of the New Americans Success Act of 2015 by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Rep. […]

Moody’s Report Forecasts Casino Gaming Growth, Despite Intense Competition

Washington, DC – American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement after Moody’s, in a new report out today, forecast revenue growth in the US gaming industry: “Today’s Moody’s report highlights that even in the face of intense competition, the gaming industry is finding ways to grow and serve as strong community partners. However, it’s […]

Las Vegas Sun: Kirk Kerkorian remembered as visionary businessman, philanthropist, loyal friend

Nevada is an important state for 2016 presidential candidates, and the casino lobby is trying to make sure its industry is considered important too. Geoff Freeman, president of the American Gaming Association, recently sent a letter to candidates arguing that because Nevada is a key battleground state, presidential hopefuls need to recognize the contributions of the state’s […]

Associations Now – GR Pro: It’s Time for Associations to Gear Up for 2016

By Rob Stott Election night is a year and a half away, but with presidential hopefuls already hitting the campaign trail, now’s as good a time as any for associations to ramp up their advocacy efforts. The 2016 presidential election is still 17 months away, but that hasn’t slowed down the work some associations are […]

Daily NonPareil: Advocates argue gambling gives Bluffs a good hand

By Tim Rohwer Gaming has provided Council Bluffs a good hand in economic growth and jobs, city officials and industry supporters said Monday. It’s important that those coming through Iowa over the next few months seeking the presidency know that, they added. “At the federal level, it’s critical they understand,” said Geoff Freeman, president and […]

Des Moines Register: Casinos seek influence in Iowa caucus campaigns

By William Petrosky  The nation’s casino industry, which supports more than 1.7 million jobs in 40 states, is betting Iowa’s first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses will provide a good chance to promote its policy agenda. Geoff Freeman, president and chief executive of the American Gaming Association, visited Council Bluffs on Monday for a caucus-related issues meeting at […]

Casinos Applaud California Court Ruling on Illegal Internet Sweepstakes Cafes

Washington, DC – American Gaming Association (AGA) Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Sara Rayme issued the following statement after the California Supreme Court ruled that Internet sweepstakes cafes are illegal: “Today’s ruling affirms what we already knew: Internet sweepstakes cafes are illegal entities that should be shut down. In stark contrast to the legal, highly regulated casino […]