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    Casino Gaming Industry Response to Nevada Gaming Control Board Decision on Daily Fantasy Sports

    Washington, DC – American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement after the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) issued a notice to Nevada gaming licensees about the legality of daily fantasy sports: “The casino gaming industry has repeatedly called for greater legal clarity on daily fantasy sports. We appreciate that the Nevada […]

    New York Times Exposé Highlights Stark Difference Between Legal, Regulated Casinos & Shady Illegal Gambling Operations

    Washington, DC – A major investigative story in today’s New York Times exposes the clear difference between the highly regulated, legal casino gaming industry and shady illegal gambling operators that rip off consumers, fund organized crime and harm the communities in which they do business. From drop-offs of bags of cash to deceitful credit card practices, the piece paints a […]

    The Daily Sentinel – Gaming industry touts importance to state economy

    By Charles Ashby October 15, 2015  Casino gambling is good for the economy. At least, that’s the message the American Gaming Association wanted to make at a roundtable discussion on the topic in Wheat Ridge on Wednesday. That event, attended by Colorado Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton and U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, wasn’t held because […]

    Gaming Industry Touts Tech Jobs in Colorado Two Weeks Before GOP Debate in Boulder

    Wheat Ridge, CO – Casino gaming provides a surprising range of high-tech and engineering jobs to Coloradans at a testing lab that ensures the integrity of slot machines and table games at casinos in Black Hawk, Central City, Cripple Creek and around the world. And two weeks before Republican presidential candidates gather in Boulder for a […]

    Five Facts About Casinos that Aren’t Debatable

    Washington, DC – With Tuesday’s debate taking place at a casino, the American Gaming Association (AGA) is providing a primer for those who don’t follow the industry as closely as we do. After all, we’ve already seen candidates visit Las Vegas and express shock when local reporters ask them about their views on gaming. Here are five facts that the […]

    AP: Illegal gambling target of joint push

    BILOXI – The nation’s casino owners and gambling machine makers say they want to team with states to crack down on illegal gambling. Speaking to the National Association of Attorneys General on Monday, American Gaming Association President Geoff Freeman called on state legal leaders to join with his group, saying they “have a shared interest in […]

    5 Things the New York Times Got Wrong in Today’s Editorial on Fantasy Sports & Gambling

    Washington, DC  – The New York Times missed the mark in five important areas of today’s editorial (“Rein in Online Fantasy Sports Gambling”), which seemingly calls on the federal government to ban popular fantasy sports activities. #1: New York Times fails to mention the proven benefits of regulation. Prohibition on sports betting is a massive failure. Americans are finding limitless ways […]