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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Massachusetts Attorney General candidate Maura Healey announced her opposition to casinos in the Commonwealth based on outdated myths: “Ms.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 […]

Survey Indicates Improved Regulations Could Be on the Horizon

LAS VEGAS – New research released today at Global Gaming Expo (G2E) outlines regulatory reform priorities in the gaming industry. Overall, the11th annual G2E Future Watch survey finds the majority of casino industry executives polled to be optimistic about the future. While eight out of 10 say regulation is faring “somewhat” (47 percent) or “very” (35 […]

Industry Legends to Join Gaming Hall of Fame at Gala Event

WASHINGTON— The man behind the world’s largest gaming company, the former head of the industry’s top trade association, one of the Strip’s–and the world’s–most spectacular headliners and one of the world’s top culinary artists make up the 2013 class for the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) Gaming Hall of Fame. Gary Loveman, chairman, CEO and president of […]

Gaming Industry Encourages Employees, Customers to Learn to “Speak” Responsible Gaming

WASHINGTON – The American Gaming Association (AGA) and National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) are joining gaming companies nationwide for the 16th annual Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW), which takes place Aug. 5-9. This year’s theme, “How Do You Say Responsible Gaming?” promotes the message that no matter what language gaming employees and customers speak, it […]

Top Gaming Executives to Discuss Economic Growth with Leaders in Congress, Administration

WASHINGTON – Top executives from the commercial gaming industry will meet with Capitol Hill lawmakers and administration officials today to push for a federal ban on Internet casino games of chance, federal regulatory guidelines for online poker, comprehensive immigration reform and smarter tax policy. The meetings are part of the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) annual […]

Commercial Gaming Companies Go “All In for Giving & Volunteering” During National Volunteer Week

WASHINGTON –In recognition of National Volunteer Week, which runs April 21-27, commercial gaming companies nationwide are taking part in dozens of organized community service activities and the American Gaming Association released new research quantifying industry philanthropic contributions. The activities are part of the “All In for Giving & Volunteering” campaign coordinated by the AGA. “Year […]