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    More Than 80% of NFL Teams Play Home Games Within 1-Hour Drive of a Casino

    Washington, DC – Twenty-six NFL teams – 81 percent – play their home games at stadiums located within an hour’s drive of a casino, while half of all teams are located within 11 miles of the closest casino, according to an analysis released today by the American Gaming Association (AGA). The analysis serves to debunk […]

    American Gaming Association Adds Eight New Members, Continues to Unite the Industry

    Washington, DC – The American Gaming Association (AGA) today announced that it has added eight new members – including three new board members – as the organization continues to grow and represent the totality of the casino gaming industry. The three new board members are AGS, Cherokee Nation Entertainment and Delaware North. Joining as general […]

    Fantasy Sports Hearing Highlights Need for Fresh Look at Sports Betting Prohibition

    Washington, DC – American Gaming Association (AGA) Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Sara Rayme released the following statement after today’s congressional hearing on daily fantasy sports (DFS): “While the casino gaming industry believes legal clarity and greater consumer protections are needed for daily fantasy sports, today’s hearing shined a spotlight on the thriving, $150 billion illegal […]

    Experts Gather on Capitol Hill to Protect the Integrity of Sports

    Washington, D.C. – As the United States nears 25 years with a federal law that has driven trillions of dollars in sports betting to the black market, experts from around the globe gathered at a standing-room-only event on Capitol Hill today to discuss the threat unregulated gambling poses to the integrity of professional and amateur sports. The […]

    AGA Rallies Casinos, Community Leaders and Elected Officials to Highlight Industry’s Contributions in Philadelphia

    Philadelphia – The American Gaming Association (AGA) today convened a roundtable forum at SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia, bringing together gaming executives, Philadelphia-area business and community leaders, federal, state and local elected officials to discuss the significant contributions of gaming to the city. WATCH THE VIDEO: Roundtable discussion Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos are responsible for over $6 billion in […]

    March Madness Brackets Boost Tournament Viewership by 21%

    Washington, DC – Americans who visit bracket sites spend 86 more minutes (21%) watching the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament than those who do not, according to new commissioned Nielsen research released today by the American Gaming Association (AGA). Engagement with bracket sites drives viewership most heavily in the early rounds of the tournament – before brackets start busting […]

    USA Today – Americans Are Going To Bet an Absurd Amount of Money on March Madness

    March 15, 2016 By Luke Kerr-Dineen The hypocrisy on this subject never ceases to amaze me: Lawmakers run around pretending that betting on sports is illegal (which it technically is) and condemning daily fantasy sports for actually trying to operate within the rules, yet all that accomplishes is pushing billions and billions of gambling money underground. As someone who spent the […]