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Casino Industry to Tackle Massive Illegal Sports Gambling Market

Las Vegas, NV – Following months of study and deliberation, the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) Board of Directors today issued a set of recommendations that mark a major shift in the industry’s approach to sports betting, which is currently illegal in all but four states. AGA will build a broad coalition that will determine whether a […]

FBI, American Gaming Association Cooperating in an Initiative to Combat Illegal Gambling

Washington, DC – As part of the American Gaming Association’s “Stop Illegal Gambling – Play it Safe” initiative, the nation’s top law enforcement and national security agency and the casino gaming industry are cooperating to combat illegal gambling in the United States by touting the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). The online […]

American Gaming Association and Clubs Australia Announce Partnership To Tackle Illegal Gambling

Washington, DC  – Clubs Australia and the American Gaming Association (AGA) today united to call for a global approach to tackling the unregulated, unsafe and un-taxed illegal online gambling market. The two organizations also committed themselves to forming an international alliance on the issue, in which both parties will collaborate to raise awareness of the risks illicit […]

As Daily Fantasy Sports Grows, Nevada Sports Books Thrive

Washington, DC – The amount wagered at Nevada sports books has risen by nearly 15 percent compared with 2014, according to a new analysis by the American Gaming Association (AGA) that also shows consistent growth at the state’s sports books, even as the popularity of daily fantasy sports has exploded in recent months. CHART: Amount bet […]

New York Times Exposé Highlights Stark Difference Between Legal, Regulated Casinos & Shady Illegal Gambling Operations

Washington, DC – A major investigative story in today’s New York Times exposes the clear difference between the highly regulated, legal casino gaming industry and shady illegal gambling operators that rip off consumers, fund organized crime and harm the communities in which they do business. From drop-offs of bags of cash to deceitful credit card practices, the piece paints a […]

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 […]