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    Attorney General Must Tackle Rampant Illegal Gambling Operations

    Washington, DC– The American Gaming Association (AGA) today urged Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), ranking member, to ensure the next attorney general will crack down on illegal gambling activities that are prevalent across the United States.  The AGA’s letter calling attention to this important issue comes a day […]

    Super Bowl Illegal Bets to Be $3.8 Billion,Trade Group Says

    Illegal betting in the U.S. on the Super Bowl will be about 38 times more by value than Nevada casinos typically accept in wagers on the National Football League championship, the American Gaming Association said. Americans will wager about $3.8 billion illegally on the Feb. 1 game, the Washington-based casino industry trade group said in […]

    5 key promises to watch from the MGM Springfield host community agreement

    The following is a look at 5 key promises MGM Resorts International made as it cemented its host community agreeement with the City of Springfield. As the company works to open its estimated $800 million resort casino in Western Mass., these are some things Pioneer Valley residents should have an eye on. A 33-month construction […]

    Illegal Super Bowl Bets to Total $3.8 Billion This Year

    Washington, DC– According to a first-ever estimate by the American Gaming Association (AGA) released today, Americans will make $3.8 billion worth of illegal bets on this year’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks. That figure stands in stark contrast to the approximately $100 million bet legally on the Super Bowl each year. […]

    American Gaming Association Announces Cutting-Edge Policy Resource

    Washington, DC –As part of its ongoing “Get to Know Gaming” campaign, the American Gaming Association (AGA) today released a first-of-its-kind resource to allow stakeholders, policymakers, regulators and gaming journalists to easily compare commercial gaming regulations for each state. The online database, called “By the Book,” is accessible through an interactive, easy-to-use map on GamingBytheBook.org. It aggregates and explains […]

    Study shows (big surprise) gaming is No. 1 in Nevada

    Here’s one area where Nevada ranks first in the nation — and it’s a good thing. When looking at the cumulative financial benefits of the nation’s gaming industry, the Silver State is No. 1 in economic impact, No. 1 in jobs supported and No. 1 tax revenue to state and local governments. Yeah, big surprise […]

    What’s gambling worth to Ohio?

    Ohio’s casinos and racinos were responsible for $2.2 billion of the state’s economy in 2013, according to a new study commissioned by the American Gaming Association. And that number is expected to increase this year with the opening of additional racinos. The gambling venues were responsible for about 7,500 jobs and generated $672.5 million in […]

    Players Advantage: Casinos add $4.8 billion to state economy, study finds

    Casinos add $4.8 billion a year to Pennsylvania’s economy and are directly responsible for 17,759 jobs in the state, says a new study sponsored by the American Gaming Association. The impact could grow with a greater “partnership” between policy makers and the industry, the group’s top executive says. “As competition emerges in neighboring states, it […]

    Casinos and racinos have not yet led to an increase in problem gambling, officials say

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Ohio’s eleven casinos and racinos have not yet led to an increase in problem gambling, officials say. They credit strong prevention and education efforts that began years before the first casino, Horseshoe Casino Cleveland, opened in May, 2012. “There is nothing going on that is alerting us or alarming us,” said Scott […]

    MGM Resorts International and SLS Las Vegas Tie for Most Wins at AGA Communications Awards

    LAS VEGAS – The 14th annual American Gaming Association (AGA) communications awards recognized 10 different gaming companies, casino properties and equipment manufacturers for communications excellence in 15 categories. The awards program honored outstanding advertising, public relations, marketing, financial and corporate communications and were presented at a ceremony held today at the Sands Expo and Convention […]