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    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 […]

    Associated Press: As daily fantasy eschews ‘gambling’ label, scrutiny grows

    Stock market traders and chess players — that’s who’s playing DraftKings, according to CEO Jason Robins, who told a crowd of casino executives last week in Las Vegas that fewer than 15 percent of the players on his site make wagers in traditional sports books.  What he didn’t mention was growing online criticism at the […]

    Bloomberg: DraftKings, FanDuel Are Uber to Casinos Eyeing Sports Bets

    At the casino industry’s biggest trade show this week in Las Vegas, the hottest topic is a growing business that’s left major players like MGM Resorts International out of the action: fantasy sports. The two leaders, DraftKings Inc. and FanDuel Inc., raised a total of $575 million in July from investors including KKR & Co., 21st […]

    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 […]

    Associated Press: Caesars’ new CEO shocked with lack of casino innovation

    New Caesars Entertainment Corp. CEO Mark Frissora said he’s been shocked at the casino industry’s lack of innovation in appealing to younger would-be gamblers. “The time is now,” he said, speaking Wednesday on a panel at the industry’s annual trade show, the Global Gaming Expo, in Las Vegas. Frissora described himself as an outsider during […]

    New Report Shows Strong Ties Between Illegal Gambling and Organized Crime

    Las Vegas, Nevada – A new report out today by Virginia Commonwealth University’s Dr. Jay S. Albanese details the strong ties between illegal gambling operations and organized crime organizations in the U.S. The prevalence of illegal gambling has been so significant that, in 2014 alone, 80 operators in 23 states were convicted of running illegal gambling businesses. […]