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    American Gaming Association Announces Partnership with KidsAndCars.org During Responsible Gaming Education Week

    Washington, DC – As part of Responsible Gaming Education Week, the American Gaming Association (AGA) and KidsAndCars.org, one of the nation’s leading child safety organizations, announced today a new partnership to protect children, educate gaming industry security personnel and share best practices on preventing minors from being left unattended in vehicles. “Responsible gaming begins before the customer walks through the doors of the casino,” said Geoff Freeman, president and CEO […]

    American Gaming Association Urges Industry, Public to “Get to Know Responsible Gaming”

    Washington, DC –The American Gaming Association is encouraging the gaming industry and the public to “Get to Know Responsible Gaming” as the 17th annual Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW) kicks off today and continues through August 9th. “Responsible gaming begins before the customer walks through the doors of the casino,” said Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the American Gaming […]

    Architects, engineers cashing in on upstate New York casinos

    A select group of builders, architects and engineers in the Albany, New York area are among the companies that will walk away with some winnings from an upstate casino, in the form of new contracts. The applications submitted by the five development teams that want to open a casino in the region — one of […]

    American Gaming Association Urges Industry, Public to “Get to Know Responsible Gaming”

    Washington, DC –The American Gaming Association is encouraging the gaming industry and the public to “Get to Know Responsible Gaming” as the 17th annual Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW) kicks off today and continues through August 9th. “Responsible gaming begins before the customer walks through the doors of the casino,” said Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the American Gaming […]

    Casino employment increases in Louisiana

    While the number of people working in Louisiana’s commercial casinos increased from 2012 to 2013 and taxes paid to state and local governments also went up, a new report noted that employee wages, benefits and tips dropped during that time. According to the American Gaming Association, the number of permanent full-time workers in the state’s 19 casinos […]

    AGA Survey: Mississippi casinos employ 22,770; pay them $831M

    Mississippi’s 30 commercial casinos employed 22,770 permanent workers and paid its employees $831 million in wages, benefits and tips, according to new jobs numbers for 2013 released today by the American Gaming Association. Mississippi ranks third nationwide for casino employment behind only Nevada and New Jersey; Louisiana ranks fourth with nearly 16,000 casino employees. One casino […]

    Casino revenue stable after closure

    Gambling revenues tumbled in Mississippi’s river region in the first month after Harrah’s Tunica Hotel & Casino closed, but the overall downward trend didn’t worsen much. Meanwhile, Gulf Coast casinos posted their best June in years, winning enough that overall state casino revenues actually rose from June 2013, though by less than 1 percent. Figures […]

    While Washington Talks About Jobs, Gaming Is Creating Them

    Washington, DC – American Gaming Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement after the Senate vote on the Bring Jobs Home Act: “While Washington is talking about jobs, the gaming industry is creating them. News outlets across the country have reported on the hundreds of thousands of American jobs that pay well above the minimum wage […]

    Ohio’s casinos and racinos employed more than 7,000 in 2013, association says

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Ohio’s eight casinos and racinos employed 7,168 full-time workers and paid its employees $225 million in wages, benefits and tips in 2013, according to information released Tuesday by the American Gaming Association. “Casino gaming has created thousands of jobs in Ohio that pay well above the minimum wage and offer fulfilling careers in […]

    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 […]