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    Casino Gaming Industry Looks Forward to Partnering with the NBA, Others to Thwart Illegal Gambling

    Washington, DC –American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement today after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver penned an op-ed on sports betting in the New York Times: “Legal, regulated sports betting protects the integrity of casino games and the consumers who partake in them. In some cases, sports books in Nevada have even notified […]

    MGM, Station announce charitable gifts for military families

    In the spirit of Veterans Day, two Las Vegas casino companies recently announced major charitable contributions to the military community. MGM Resorts International said today it’s committing $250,000 to the Nevada Military Support Alliance to build a house that will host families of patients being treated at the Southern Nevada Veterans Affairs Medical Center 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 […]

    Expansion of gambling does not lead to more problem gamblers, study finds

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – In the past decade, online gambling has exploded and several states, including New York, have approved measures to legalize various types of gambling. So, it’s only natural that the number of people with gambling problems has also increased, right? Wrong, say researchers at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA). […]

    Hollywood Casino Toledo recognized by ProMedica for generosity in food donations

    Hollywood Casino Toledo doesn’t just feed customers at its legendary Final Cut Steak and Seafood restaurant, or make sure that people hoping for good luck at the slot machines have snacks to sustain them. The casino has also donated more than 70,000 pounds of food to those in need since initiating a food reclamation program […]

    The Liberal Case for Casinos

    MAYBE IT’S because I retired, but I apparently missed the meeting — the one in which it was decided that liberals should oppose casinos. While I do not enjoy gambling personally — putting my name on the ballot 20 times in 40 years used up my lifetime appetite for risk — I have never understood why […]

    Casinos no death knell for lotteries

    Casino opponents are forecasting a doomsday for the Massachusetts State Lottery if casinos are allowed to open in the state, but their predictions are not supported by the results in other large states that have introduced casinos into mature lottery markets, according to specialists and a Globe analysis. Citing a study written by a Massachusetts lawmaker in […]

    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 […]

    Many casinos boost spending in nearby businesses

    Ken and Diane Glozer visit a casino about once a month, gassing up the car for the two-hour drive, eating a couple of meals out and staying overnight in a hotel. Carl King of Mt. Pleasant, who turned 90 on Oct. 11, recalls frequent trips to Meadows Casino in Washington County with his brother, now […]

    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 […]