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American Gaming Association Announces Its Most Diverse Class of Gaming Hall of Fame Inductees

Washington, DC – The American Gaming Association (AGA) today announced its most diverse class of inductees into its Gaming Hall of Fame with the selection of the late gaming law expert Bob Faiss; former Las Vegas mayor and current Caesars executive Jan Jones Blackhurst; Nevada gaming control board pioneer Patricia Becker; and the second-ever tribal gaming leader […]

Wall Street Journal Front-Page Article Sends Message to Policymakers: Embrace Casinos as a Mainstream Business or Risk Losing Jobs, Crucial Revenues

Washington, DC – American Gaming Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement in response to a front-page article in the Wall Street Journal today focused on the gaming industry: “Today’s article highlights the need for policymakers to embrace casinos as a mainstream business – and voters are giving them the green light to do so. Voters across the political […]

AGA Launches Its Most Aggressive, Coordinated Effort Ever to Promote Gaming Across the Country

Washington—The American Gaming Association today launched its most aggressive effort ever to promote the value of the gaming industry, combat outdated stereotypes and pave the way for gaming’s next generation where regulatory policy must encourage innovation and financial efficiencies.  The AGA’s “Get to Know Gaming” campaign will tell the story of gaming’s impact on communities across […]

American Gaming Association Launches Its Most Aggressive, Coordinated Effort Ever to Promote Gaming Across the Country

Washington—The American Gaming Association today launched its most aggressive effort ever to promote the value of the gaming industry, combat outdated stereotypes and pave the way for gaming’s next generation where regulatory policy must encourage innovation and financial efficiencies.  The AGA’s “Get to Know Gaming” campaign will tell the story of gaming’s impact on communities across […]

AGA Affirms Value of Gaming in Response to Massachusetts AG Candidate

Washington–American Gaming Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman issued the following statement after Massachusetts Attorney General candidate Maura Healey announced her opposition to casinos in the Commonwealth based on outdated myths: “Ms. Healey’s comments demonstrate an alarming lack of awareness about an industry that will create thousands of jobs paying well above the minimum wage, help […]

AGA Voices Concern with Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s Draft “Responsible Gaming Framework”

Washington — Launching a new effort to inform state-level gaming policy, American Gaming Association’s (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman submitted comments to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Friday regarding its proposed draft “Responsible Gaming Framework.”  AGA’s comments were critical of the Commission recommendations that ignored prevailing best practices.    “The Massachusetts Gaming Commission draft recommendations seem to […]

Affleck/Timberlake Film “Runner Runner” a Cautionary Tale for Americans, Policymakers

WASHINGTON – Americans spent $2.6 billion on illegal offshore gambling websites in 2012—generating nearly 10 percent of the $33 billion worldwide online gambling market—according to research released today by the American Gaming Association (AGA). The new research, developed by H2 Gambling Capital, reinforces the critical need for policymakers to safeguard Americans from illegal online gambling […]