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AGA: More than 600,000 casino employees out of work nationwide

It’s no secret the gaming industry is one of the hardest hit by the COVID-19 outbreak. Illustrated by the nearly unprecedented shutdown of the Las Vegas Strip, billions of dollars could possibly be lost over the next few weeks and months.

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9/15/2020

article OP/ED: Safe, responsible casino gaming supports state economies at crucial time
(Washington D.C.) -- Safely reopening businesses and ensuring patrons are protected are essential to reigniting the country’s economy. That includes the casino...

9/10/2020

article AGA: More Than 33 Million Americans To Bet on NFL Season
(USA) -- Approximately 13 percent of American adults plan to bet on National Football League (NFL) games this year despite lower enthusiasm from fans in general about...

9/4/2020

article Video exclusive: Bill Miller on the recovery of US casinos
(Las Vegas) -- In the latest episode of the GI Huddle, Gambling Insider is joined by American Gaming Association (AGA) CEO Bill Miller, who talks through the state of...

8/13/2020

article American Gaming Assn. Wants Congress To Shield Casinos from COVID Liabilities
(Washington D.C.) -- Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) signed a bill into law earlier this week that offered protections for casinos and other businesses from liabilities...
article U.S. casino gaming revenue drops 79% due to COVID-19
(USA) -- U.S. gaming revenue plummeted in the second quarter due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the shutdown of nearly 1,000 casinos that began in March. According to the...
article COVID-19 Causes 79% Year-Over-Year Drop in Q2 Commercial Casino Gaming Revenue
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. commercial gaming revenue for the second quarter of 2020 totaled $2.30 billion, a steep 78.8 percent year-over-year contraction, according to...
article COVID-19 Causes 79% Year-Over-Year Drop in Q2 Commercial Casino Gaming Revenue
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. commercial gaming revenue for the second quarter of 2020 totaled $2.30 billion, a steep 78.8 percent year-over-year contraction, according to...

8/3/2020

article AGA calls for "greatest assistance to the gaming industry"
(Washington D.C.) -- In an open letter to the industry, Bill Miller, President & CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA) addressed the additional relief that is...

7/28/2020

article American Gaming Association comments on repeal
(USA) -- American Gaming Association president and CEO Bill Miller has released a statement on bipartisan legislation Reps Dina Titus (NV-01) and Guy Reschenthaler (PA-...

7/24/2020

article AGA CEO Says Sports Betting Needs No Oversight from Federal Government
(Washington D.C.) -- Bill Miller, the CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA) and one of the most prominent lobbyists for the gaming industry, argued in front of...

7/23/2020

article AGA’s Bill Miller testifies at hearing on integrity of college athletics
(Washington D.C.) -- American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Bill Miller has testified at a hearing on “Protecting the Integrity of College Athletics...
article AGA’s Bill Miller testifies at hearing on integrity of college athletics
(Washington D.C.) -- American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Bill Miller has testified at a hearing on “Protecting the Integrity of College Athletics” this...

7/21/2020

article Americans prefer legal sports betting to neighborhood bookies, study says
(Washington D.C.) -- Legal sports betting is growing in regulated markets and taking customers away from illegal bookies, according to the American Gaming Association....
article New Study Finds Sports Bettors Abandoning Bookies for Legal Market
(Washington D.C.) -- New American Gaming Association (AGA) research shows consumers are moving their business away from illegal bookies and toward legal options. Average...

7/20/2020

article AGA CEO Bill Miller to Testify at U.S. Senate Judiciary Hearing
(Washington D.C.) -- American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Bill Miller will testify at the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing titled, “...

6/25/2020

article Casinos want to do away with filthy money
(USA) -- No, this is not an April Fools’ joke - Your favorite casino wants to move away from handling money and go instead to a cashless system. Many insiders believe...

6/21/2020

article American Gaming Association lays out guidelines for virtual payment options on casino gaming floors
(Mississippi) -- The casino industry is managing a laundry list of regulations in order to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, the American...

6/16/2020

article AGA advocates more cashless gaming options in casinos
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association has issued a seven-point statement of principles on digital payment options designed to develop regulatory...
article AGA advocates need for enhanced payment flexibility for casinos
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) has published a new document, Payments Modernization Policy Principles, that provides a framework for...
article Coronavirus may sway regulators to allow casinos to say good-bye to cash
(Nevada) -- Walk into a newly reopened Las Vegas casino and you’ll see dealers wearing masks behind plexiglass shields, with sanitizer at the ready for both chips...
article Casinos push for cashless gambling payments, citing virus
(USA) -- The American casino industry wants gambling regulators to make it easier to adopt cashless payment transactions on the casino floor, citing a desire to help...
article AGA releases Payments Modernization Policy Principles
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association released new Payments Modernization Policy Principles, reflective of an 18-month, collaborative industry effort,...

6/15/2020

article AGA cites further tribal gaming growth in latest annual survey
(Washington D.C.) -- In its 2020 State of the States annual survey of the US commercial casino sector, the American Gaming Association (AGA) has again dedicated a full...

5/25/2020

article AGA Targets Slot Reporting Threshold
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association has renewed its call to end the $1,200 federal reporting threshold for slot wins, originally set in 1977. The AGA...

5/22/2020

article AGA Aims To Raise Casino Slot Jackpot Tax Reporting Threshold To ‘Realistic Level’
(Washington D.C.) -- It’s time for a change. Earlier this week, the Trump administration issued an executive order to identify regulatory reform opportunities to...

5/21/2020

article American Gaming Association urges administration to adjust slot reporting threshold
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) announced on Wednesday that it welcomes the Trump administration’s executive order to swiftly identify...

5/20/2020

article AGA tasks itself with tracking the nation’s 989 casinos as they reopen
(USA) -- The American Gaming Association has published a  COVID-19 casino tracker  on its website with a map that tracks the ongoing reopening of all 989 commercial and...
article COVID-19 Casino Tracker
(USA) -- The COVID-19 pandemic closed all 989 commercial and tribal casino properties in the U.S. This map tracks reopening across the country at the property-level. A...
press release AGA Urges Administration to Adjust Antiquated Slot Reporting Threshold as Part of Regulatory Reform Effort
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) today welcomed the Trump administration’s executive order to swiftly identify regulatory reform...

5/17/2020

article AGA President Bill Miller Calls on Media to Stop Referencing Unregulated Offshore Sportsbooks
(Washington D.C.) -- American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Bill Miller is urging media outlets covering the evolving sports betting industry to refrain...

4/27/2020

article AGA ‘Grateful’ After Fighting For New Paycheck Protection Program Rules For Casino Industry
(Washington D.C.) -- The federal government gave the casino industry what it was asking for. On Friday, the American Gaming Association on Capitol Hill announced that...

4/24/2020

press release AGA Applauds New Regulations Allowing Gaming Companies to Apply for Small Business Loans
(Washington D.C.) -- The Small Business Administration (SBA) released revised regulatory guidelines today that permit size-eligible small gaming entities to participate...

4/9/2020

article AGA urges Trump to intervene on SBA rules excluding gaming
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association is appealing directly to President Donald Trump to intervene in the Small Business Administration’s ruling...
article AGA, congressional members seek Trump’s help in reversing gaming’s omission from $349B in forgivable loans
(Washington D.C.) -- After being ignored by the Small Business Administration over concerns that small gaming companies were precluded from sharing in $349 billion in...

4/8/2020

article AGA urges Trump to intervene on SBA rules excluding gaming
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association is appealing directly to President Donald Trump to intervene in the Small Business Administration’s ruling...
article Trump says he'll look into small business loan program restricting casinos
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump on Wednesday was asked during his daily coronavirus press briefing about small casinos not qualifying to receive small business...
article Trump to See Why SBA Bars Casinos from COVID-19 Loans, Nevada Rep. Lee Fears ‘Countless’ Bankruptcies Without Help
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump told reporters on Wednesday that he’d check into issues with smaller casinos not qualifying for federal small business...

4/6/2020

article US gaming lobby pleads with feds to allow loans to small casinos
(Washington D.C.) -- America’s casino lobby says its smaller gaming operators deserve access to federal funding aimed at mitigating the fallout of suspended...

4/5/2020

article AGA CEO Statement on the SBA’s Interim Guidelines for the Paycheck Protection Program
(Washington D.C.) -- American Gaming Association President and CEO Bill Miller released the following statement on the interim regulatory guidelines issued by the Small...

4/3/2020

press release AGA CEO Statement on the SBA’s Interim Guidelines for the Paycheck Protection Program
(Washington D.C.) -- American Gaming Association President and CEO Bill Miller released the following statement on the interim regulatory guidelines issued by the Small...

4/1/2020

article GROS: Acting the Part: The AGA Takes The Lead
(USA) -- The American Gaming Association played a crucial part in the passage of the CARES Act, which will provide relief for the gaming industry at this critical moment...

3/29/2020

article A Guide to Who’s Seeking Stimulus, From Manufacturers to Casinos
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump’s signature has barely dried on the historic $2 trillion stimulus bill and a broad range of U.S. industries are...

3/25/2020

article American Gaming Association applauds senate passage of CARES Act
(Washington D.C.) -- American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Bill Miller released the following statement on the U.S. Senate’s passage of the CARES Act...

3/23/2020

article Coronavirus halts $115 billion in casino wages and tax payments
(USA) -- The coronavirus has forced shutdowns and closures of over 90% of U.S. casino properties halting annualized payments of $74 billion in wages and $41 billion in...

3/20/2020

article AGA Estimates $43.5 Billion Loss for Economy if Casinos Endure Two-Month Shutdown Due to Coronavirus
(USA) -- Faced with 95% of commercial casinos closing and 76% of tribal casinos closing due to COVID-19 shutdowns, the American Gaming Association estimated Thursday...
article AGA: More than 600,000 casino employees out of work nationwide
(Washington D.C.) -- It’s no secret the gaming industry is one of the hardest hit by the COVID-19 outbreak. Illustrated by the nearly unprecedented shutdown of the...
article American Gaming Association Estimates Potential $21 Billion Economic Loss from Casino Closures
(USA) -- The America Gaming Association (AGA) released a report on Wednesday warning that the US economy could suffer $21.3 billion in economic losses if casinos...
article Casino shutdowns sideline 616,000 workers nationwide, trade group says
(USA) -- The American Gaming Association estimates 616,000 casino employees in the U.S., including those at tribal properties, are out of work because of shutdowns...

3/17/2020

article American Gaming Association Statement on COVID-19 Stimulus Efforts
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association president and CEO Bill Miller released the following statement on COVID-19 stimulus efforts: “In a matter of...

2/21/2020

article Gaming industry works to combat unregulated gaming machines
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) is looking to end the spread of unregulated gaming machines in the U.S., including a growing number of them in...

2/19/2020

press release BILL MILLER: Gaming: An Economic Driver Beyond the Bright Lights
(Washington D.C.) -- To the candidates and their campaigns, let me be the first to welcome you to the gaming industry’s hometown and introduce you to an industry...

2/18/2020

press release Association Of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers, American Gaming Association Announce Campaign To Combat Unregulated Gaming Machines In U.S.
(Las Vegas) -- The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) and the American Gaming Association (AGA) today announced a new partnership to highlight and...

2/10/2020

article NBA Commissioner Adam Silver highlights second AGA Sports Betting Summit
(Maryland) -- Nearly six years ago, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver provided the first crack in the wall created by professional sports leagues in opposition to legalized...

1/28/2020

article A Record 26 Million Americans Will Wager on Super Bowl LIV
(USA) -- Approximately 3 million more American adults say they will wager on this year’s Super Bowl than last year, according to new data released today by the...
article AGA: Sports betting expansion means legal wagering on the Super Bowl will increase 25%
(USA) -- When Super Bowl LIV kicks off Sunday in Miami, legal wagering on the game will be available in double the number of states compared to a year ago. The American...

1/15/2020

article NBA Boss Adam Silver To Headline AGA Sports Betting Summit
(Washington D.C.) -- NBA commissioner Adam Silver is the top name scheduled for the American Gaming Association’s Sports Betting Executive Summit in March. Silver...
press release American Gaming Association applauds relaunch of Congressional Gaming Caucus
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association congratulates co-chairs Rep. Bennie Thompson (MS-02) and Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) on relaunching the...

1/12/2020

article AGA’s Miller promises NCLGS audience the trade group will highlight gaming’s community commitment
(California) -- American Gaming Association CEO Bill Miller found a receptive audience Friday when he outlined some the Washington D.C.-based organization’s goals...

1/11/2020

press release AGA Statement on the Responsible Gambling Collaborative's New Effectiveness Principles and Study on Responsible Gaming Funding
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association has released the following statement after theResponsible Gambling Collaborative announcednew effectiveness...

1/10/2020

article Casino Industry Calls Out Some States Over Compulsive Gambling Funds Use
(Washington D.C.) -- The casino industry on Friday published research stating that many states might not be meeting their obligations for responsible and problem...

1/3/2020

article AGA issues updated advice on AML best practice and compliance
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) has published updated advice on how its members can better prepare and deal with money laundering. The report...

12/24/2019

article AGA’s Bill Miller reflects on 2019, a tremendous year for gaming
(Washington D.C.) -- Bill Miller, President and CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA) has delivered a comprehensive round-up of the year’s big developments...

12/22/2019

article Year-in-review: AGA earns numerous accolades for its work in advocating legal sports betting
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association’s advocacy efforts in support of the expansion of legal sports wagering earned the Washington D.C. trade...

12/18/2019

press release AGA: A Tremendous Year for Gaming
(Washington D.C.) -- Dear AGA Members and Industry Partners, This has been a tremendous year for gaming. Thanks to the leadership of a united industry, the commitment of...

12/14/2019

article AGA leaders included in The Hill’s top lobbyists for 2019
(Washington D.C.) -- American Gaming Association CEO Bill Miller and Senior Vice President of Government Relations Chris Cylke were included on The Hill’s annual...

12/13/2019

article The Hill Top Lobbyists List Recognizes AGA President Bill Miller, VP Chris Cylke
(Washington D.C.) -- The Hill has recognized American Gaming Association (AGA) President Bill Miller and Senior VP of Government Relations Chris Cylke as being two...

12/9/2019

article AGA Issues New ‘Best Practices’ to Impede Money Laundering Inside Casinos
(Washington D.C.) -- The AGA (American Gaming Association), the preeminent lobbying group working on behalf of the gaming industry, has issued new guidelines that are...
press release American Gaming Association updates organization’s anti-money laundering best practices
(USA) -- The American Gaming Association said Monday it has updated the trade organization’s suggested “best practices” for the casino industry’s...

11/9/2019

article American Gaming Association names Aristocrat’s Trevor Croker as new Chairman
(USA) -- Aristocrat Leisure Ltd CEO and Managing Director Trevor Croker has been nominated as new Chairman of the American Gaming Association (AGA). The AGA revealed...

11/7/2019

article Aristocrat CEO Trevor Croker to Serve as American Gaming Association Chairman
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) Board of Directors elected Trevor Croker, CEO and managing director of Aristocrat Leisure Ltd, as AGA’s...
article Q&A with SVP, Casey Clark From The American Gaming Association
(USA) -- Our latest installment as part of the ongoing “Bet Connection” series (a Q&A with prominent figures in the gambling industry), is with Casey Clark, Senior...
press release Aristocrat CEO Trevor Croker to serve as American Gaming Association Chairman
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) Board of Directors elected Trevor Croker, CEO and managing director of Aristocrat Leisure Ltd, as AGA’s...

10/21/2019

article Tim Wilmott Steps Down as Chairman of AGA
(Las Vegas) -- Tim Wilmott has retired from the American Gaming Association as its chairman. The legalisation and expansion of sports betting has been a key marker of...
article Wilmott steps down at AGA
(Las Vegas) -- Tim Wilmott has retired as chairman of the American Gaming Association after his two-year term in office.

10/17/2019

article G2E: Retiring Penn CEO Tim Wilmott wrapping up his two-year term as AGA chairman
(Las Vegas) -- The expansion and legalization of sports betting will mark Tim Wilmott’s two years as chairman of the American Gaming Association.
article AGA Reports Nearly Half Of US Adults In Favour Of Casinos
(Las Vegas) -- According to new research by the American Gaming Association (AGA), a record 49% of American adults have a favourable view of the casino gaming industry,...
article New AGA report reveals Americans have best-ever view of casino industry
(Las Vegas) -- New research from the American Gaming Association (AGA) that was unveiled on October 15, 2019, at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) shows that 49% of American...
article AGA Reports Nearly Half Of US Adults In Favour Of Casinos
(Las Vegas) -- According to new research by the American Gaming Association (AGA), a record 49% of American adults have a favourable view of the casino gaming industry,...

10/16/2019

article AGA head Miller believes casinos ready for cashless environment
(Las Vegas) -- The head of the organization hosting this week’s Global Gaming Expo wants to make the public’s casino experience cashless. “We are the...
article American Gaming Association survey positive for casinos
(Las Vegas) -- A record 49 percent of American adults have a favorable view of the casino gaming industry, up four percentage points from 2018, according to new research...

10/15/2019

article AGA research reveals 49% of adults hold favorable view of casino industry
(Las Vegas) -- According to new research published by the American Gaming Association (AGA), the favorability of the casino and gaming industry among American adults has...
article G2E: Research finds nearly half of U.S. adults view the casino industry favorably
(Las Vegas) -- Bill Miller formally opened the Global Gaming Expo Tuesday with some good news: a larger number of American adults than ever before have a favorable view...

10/1/2019

article AGA Hall of Fame welcomes three new inductees at G2E ceremony
(Las Vegas) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) has inducted three new honorees into the Gaming Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019. They are Elaine Hodgson, co-...
press release American Gaming Association Announces 2019 Gaming Hall of Fame Honorees
(Las Vegas) --   American Gaming Association Announces 2019 Gaming Hall of Fame Honorees Gaming Pioneers Elaine Hodgson, Stanley Mallin, and Ernie Moody Awarded...

9/26/2019

article AGA hails industry for raising the bar during Responsible Gaming push
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) has been reflecting on a busy period of activities last week which saw the 22nd iteration of its annual...

9/25/2019

article AGA: Recapping Responsible Gaming Education Week 2019
(USA) -- Across the country, the gaming industry came together last week to mark the 22nd annual Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW). Thank you for your...

9/24/2019

article AGA Senior Director: Education critical to US sports betting recruitment
(USA) -- A panel of industry experts specific to the US sports betting market gathered to discuss issues around recruitment. Currently, operators, suppliers, affiliates...

9/19/2019

article Sports wagering and problem gambling focus of Responsible Gaming Education Week
(USA) -- The proliferation of sports betting across the country over the last 16 months has prompted the first-ever national study on its impact on problem gambling.

9/10/2019

article AGA: Nearly 40 million Americans to Wager on NFL’s 100th season
(Washington D.C.) -- It is my pleasure to share with you the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) new survey on sports betting estimates for the National Football...

9/7/2019

article Are you one of the nearly 40 million Americans expected to wager on the NFL this season?
(Washington D.C.) -- After earlier this year launching a set of self-regulations on advertising and marketing legal sports betting, the American Gaming Association (AGA...

9/4/2019

article AGA survey: Rise of legal sports betting will increase wagers on NFL games, grow fan engagement
(Washington D.C.) -- A day ahead of the kick-off of the National Football League’s 100th season, the casino industry issued new research showing that legal sports...

8/27/2019

article CLARK: Rallying Around Responsibility
(Washington D.C.) -- Each year, the American Gaming Association, our members and our industry partners dedicate a week to educating the public about our full-time...

7/31/2019

article AGA puts US gaming on the map with State of Play interactive tool
(USA) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) has released details of its new casino, gaming and sports betting information resource, State of Play. Taking the form of...
article AGA puts US gaming on the map with State of Play interactive tool
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) has released details of its new casino, gaming and sports betting information resource, State of Play. Taking...

7/30/2019

article AGA: Introducing State of Play from AGA
(Washington D.C.) -- Dear Gaming Colleague, I’m excited to share with you a new tool that enables AGA members, the gaming industry and the public to quickly access...

7/7/2019

article American Gaming Association shifting its representation of industry
(Washington D.C.) -- There’s no doubt the gaming industry is expanding and maturing — we see it every day in Las Vegas, while states across the country add...

7/2/2019

article Year ahead critical for expansion of sports betting, AGA president says
(Washington D.C.) -- During his first year as president and CEO of the American Gaming Association, Bill Miller has had a full plate. Since January, he’s been busy...

6/28/2019

article Sara Slane departing American Gaming Association to form her own strategy firm
(Washington D.C.) -- Sara Slane, the American Gaming Association’s leading public policy advocate, will leave the Washington D.C. based trade organization in July...
article Sara Slane to leave AGA
(Washington D.C.) -- Sara Slane and Stacy Papadopoulos are to leave the American Gaming Association (AGA), while the organisation has promoted three senior members of...

6/15/2019

article American commercial casino industry records superlative annual figures
(USA) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) trade group has announced that last year saw the 465 commercial casinos in the United States record a 3.5% increase year-...

6/11/2019

article Sports betting helps propel casinos to fourth straight year of revenue gains
(USA) -- The legalization of sport betting helped propel U.S. casinos to a record year, with gaming revenue rising 3.5% from 2017 to $41.68 billion, according to the...

5/23/2019

article AGA Members’ Commitment to Responsible Marketing
(Las Vegas) -- Last week, on the first anniversary of the Supreme Court reversal of PASPA, the American Gaming Association released the Responsible Marketing Code for...

4/6/2019

article New AGA CEO Bill Miller says the organization will continue to support Indian gaming
(Las Vegas) -- American Gaming Association CEO Bill Miller told tribal leaders attending the National Indian Gaming Association conference Thursday the Washington D.C.-...

3/25/2019

article American Gaming Association Sports Betting Summit to Gather at MGM National Harbor, Just As March Madness Unfolds
(Maryland) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) will hold a Sports Betting Executive Summit later this week as an estimated 47 million Americans have placed wagers...

3/22/2019

article American Gaming Association predicts big betting with 'March Madness' underway
(Washington D.C.) -- It's that time of year when March Madness takes the country by storm. A new American Gaming Association (AGA) study shows roughly 19 percent of...
press release American Gaming Association Wins Association TRENDS’ Advocacy Campaign of the Year
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, the American Gaming Association (AGA) received the Association TRENDS’ Silver Award for the Best Advocacy Campaign of 2018. “This...

3/20/2019

article AGA Survey Expects Ample Activity In March Madness Betting, Much Of It Illegal
(USA) -- America has seen a boom in legalized sports betting over the past year, and March Madness betting will highlight that. Nevada certainly remains the top dog, but...
article American Gaming Association predicts big betting with 'March Madness' underway
(Washington D.C.) -- It's that time of year when March Madness takes the country by storm. A new American Gaming Association (AGA) study shows roughly 19 percent of...
article American Gaming Association predicts big wager numbers ahead of March Madness
(Washington D.C.) -- It’s that time of year when March Madness takes the country by storm. A new American Gaming Association (AGA) study shows roughly 19 percent...

3/19/2019

article Sports Betting Explodes During March Madness, And AGA Estimates $8.5 Billion Bet On NCAA Tournament
(USA) -- College basketball’s biggest event will be played across the U.S. at selected cities over the next three weeks. And according to data just released by the...

3/18/2019

press release Americans Will Wager $8.5 Billion on March Madness
(Washington D.C.) -- Americans plan to wager $8.5 billion on this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament, with 1-in-5 adults placing a bet, according to a...

3/8/2019

article Gambling acceptance at all-time high
(New Jersey) -- A survey conducted by the American Gaming Association (AGA) found the acceptance of gambling in America is at an all-time high.

3/7/2019

article American Gaming Association Says Industry Needs Modernized, New Technologies Embraced
(Las Vegas) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) says new technological advances must be embraced by the gaming industry, as the sector approaches its maturation...

3/6/2019

article AGA study: Regulatory modernization essential in a changing gaming marketplace
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association is continuing efforts to reform gaming regulations across the U.S., releasing a white paper today that provides in-...
article AGA urges states to adopt new regulation for changing market
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) is urging more states across the US to update their gambling regulations to ensure the rules are fit for...
article American Gaming Association promotes keeping up with technology
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association is citing Nevada’s process of having a single wagering account for multiple types of bets as a case study for...

2/27/2019

article American Gaming Association Releases Comprehensive Industry Responsibility Report
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) Corporate Citizenship Center today announced the release...

2/22/2019

article AGA hails gaming as engine of growth as tour lands in Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) hosted the latest installment in its Get to Know Gaming tour in Oklahoma City this week, simultaneously taking the...

2/21/2019

article BILL MILLER: Point of View: Oklahoma's casinos, communities working together to spur growth
(Oklahoma) -- For nearly three decades, Oklahoma’s casino gaming industry has been a reliable small-business incubator, innovation mechanism and community partner...
press release Oklahoma Casino Gaming Industry Provides Economic Opportunities for Communities Across the State
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma casino gaming industry supports more than 75,000 jobs statewide and has an annual economic impact of $9.8 billion, the American Gaming...

2/13/2019

article Americans are gambling responsibly according to new AGA study
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) has published yet another body of research, this time focusing on how the nation’s gamblers are enjoying...

2/12/2019

article What’s Missing From AGA Letter To Congress As Important As What’s In It
(Washington D.C.) -- Six major issues appear in last week’s American Gaming Association (AGA) letter to Congress outlining asks for the current session. The...
press release Sara Slane Named Among Best Young Talent to Influence Future of Sports
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) Sara Slane, senior vice president of public affairs, was named to the Sports Business Journal...

2/11/2019

article AGA President Miller writes introductory missive to Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- Bill Miller, President and CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA), has written an introductory letter to Congress providing a brief overview...

1/28/2019

article AGA: illegal sports betting is the real threat to NCAA integrity
(Washington D.C.) -- Sara Slane, the American Gaming Association’s senior vice president of public affairs, has responded to comments made by NCAA President Mark...

1/5/2019

article AGA celebrates NFL’s first gambling deal
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) has welcomed the National Football League (NFL) becoming the last of the four major US sports leagues to...

12/23/2018

article AGA issues statement opposing sports betting bill
(Washington D.C.) -- In response to the introduction of the Sports Wagering Market Integrity Act of 2018 by senior U.S. Senators Charles “Chuck” Schumer (D-...

12/21/2018

article AGA opposes federal ‘overreach’ on sports betting
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association has reacted against what it describes as “federal government overreach” on sports betting. Sens Chuck...

12/20/2018

article Bill Miller Appointed as AGA New President and CEO
(Las Vegas) -- The AGA (American Gaming Association) Board of Directors appointed a new President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 14, 2019.

12/19/2018

article AGA Opposes Federal Government Overreach on Sports Betting
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, the American Gaming Association (AGA) released the following statement in response to the "Sports Wagering Market Integrity Act of 2018,"...

12/18/2018

article AGA officially names Bill Miller as its next president and CEO
(Las Vegas) -- Longtime Capitol Hill lobbyist Bill Miller was formally named as the new president and CEO of the American Gaming Association Tuesday. The gaming industry...
article American Gaming Association names lobbyist as new president
(Las Vegas) -- The United States gaming industry’s largest lobbying group has found a new president and CEO after a nearly four-month search.
press release AGA Names Bill Miller as New President and Chief Executive Officer
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association’s (AGA) Board of Directors today named Bill Miller as the trade association’s next president and chief...

12/14/2018

article Gaming industry group taps new CEO
(Washington D.C.) -- Business Roundtable’s Bill Miller is slated to be the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) new chief executive officer, sources tell The...

12/12/2018

article AGA expected to name long-time Capitol Hill lobbyist as organization’s new CEO
(Washington D.C.) -- A Capitol Hill insider with more than two decades of experience representing business interests in Washington D.C. is the leading candidate to be...

12/11/2018

article AGA expected to name long-time Capitol Hill lobbyist as organization’s new CEO
(Washington D.C.) -- A Capitol Hill insider with more than two decades of experience representing business interests in Washington D.C. is the leading candidate to be...

11/30/2018

article AGA Statement on MLB Sports Betting Announcement
(Las Vegas) -- Today, the American Gaming Association (AGA) released the following statement after Major League Baseball (MLB) announced that MGM Resorts will become the...

11/25/2018

article ICYMI: Report shows American Indian tribes cashing in on gaming
(Washington D.C.) -- While some states are cashing in on tribal gaming, opponents are betting on trouble ahead. The American Gaming Association argues their latest...

11/9/2018

article Former AGA boss Geoff Freeman to join AGS board of directors
(Las Vegas) -- Geoff Freeman’s absence from the gaming industry lasted roughly three months. The former CEO of the American Gaming Association was appointed to the...

11/8/2018

press release States’ Economies Boosted by Tribal Gaming, New Research Shows
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, the American Gaming Association (AGA) released a comprehensive study of the state-by-state economic impact of tribal casino gaming in the...

10/22/2018

article Nielsen Data Projects Massive Money For Leagues From Sports Betting
(USA) -- Should this be defined as “piling on”? Probably not — the latest Nielsen Company research data compiled for the American Gaming Association on...

10/7/2018

article Gaming Hall of Fame: Peter Carlino built two companies and is still ‘warming up’
(Las Vegas) -- Peter Carlino cemented his inclusion in the Gaming Hall of Fame by developing two runaway casino industry success stories, both of which opened new...

9/29/2018

article Perskie named to Gaming Hall of Fame
(New Jersey) -- One of the architects of Atlantic City casinos is being inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame next month. Steven Perskie, 73, of Margate, has been named...

9/19/2018

article Gaming generates $261bn for US economy
(USA) -- The gaming industry’s contribution to the US economy increased by nearly 10% to $261bn (£198bn/€224bn) between 2014 and 2017, according to a...

9/18/2018

article Gaming industry’s benefits to the US economy
(Washington D.C.) -- In the first "comprehensive report on the gaming industry’s national economic impact" in four years, the American Gaming Association...
press release American Gaming Association Releases New Research on Economic Impact of Gaming Industry
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, the American Gaming Association (AGA) released a new study examining the striking impact the gaming industry has on the U.S. economy –...

9/13/2018

article AGA To Schumer On Sports Betting: We’re Good Here Without You
(New York) -- The American Gaming Association sent a letter this week to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) with strong criticism that a federal framework like...
article AGA to Schumer: Sports Betting Doesn’t Need Federal Oversight
(Washington D.C.) -- “Additional federal engagement is not warranted at this time.” Those words close the first paragraph of the American Gaming Association‘s latest...

9/6/2018

article AGA Survey: Sports Betting Will Add $2.3 Billion To Annual NFL Revenue
(USA) -- The NFL will realize billions of dollars in additional revenue from legalized sports betting. This is not exactly fresh material, but a new survey offers data...
press release NFL Could Reap $2.3 Billion Annually Due to Legalized Sports Betting
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Football League's (NFL) annual revenue may increase by $2.3 billion a year due to widely available, legal, regulated sports betting...

8/22/2018

press release AGA Releases State-By-State Analysis of U.S. Commercial Casino Industry
(Las Vegas) -- Today, the American Gaming Association (AGA) is pleased to release State of the States 2018, our flagship economic analysis of the U.S. commercial casino...

8/14/2018

press release Sports betting to unlock increased fan engagement from younger, more affluent adults
(Washington D.C.) -- Sports betting adults are more affluent, younger, more diverse and better educated adults than the general population, according to an American...

8/7/2018

article AGA expanding code of conduct for responsible gaming
(Las Vegas) -- With sports betting spreading to new markets this year, the American Gaming Association is expanding the breadth and reach of its code of conduct for...
press release American Gaming Association Kicks Off Responsible Gaming Education Week with Event in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) released its updated Code of Conduct at a Responsible Gaming Education Week event in Las Vegas. The event featured a...

8/6/2018

press release American Gaming Association Adds Sports Betting Provisions to Responsible Gaming Code of Conduct
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) kicked off the 21st annual Responsible Gaming Education Week by updating its Code of Conduct for Responsible...

8/1/2018

article AGA on shaping the sports betting future
(Washington D.C.) -- What’s the biggest challenge in being an industry association covering a country like the US? The AGA represents the $261bn US casino industry...
article AGA heads to Vegas to host Responsible Gaming Education panel
(Las Vegas) -- As a part of its annual Responsible Gaming Education Week, the American Gaming Association (AGA) will host a Get to Know Responsible Gaming panel in Las...

7/19/2018

article Gaming association brings promotional campaign to Des Moines
(Iowa) -- When companies hold ceremonial groundbreakings to announce facility openings or expansions, oftentimes surrounded by community leaders and public officials,...

7/13/2018

press release AGA: Responsible Gaming: More Than A Pledge, It's Our Priority
(Las Vegas) -- Dear Gaming Colleague, The American Gaming Association (AGA) and its members understand that responsible gaming (RG) is more than a pledge, it’s...

7/2/2018

article Stacy Papadopoulos to serve as AGA interim CEO
(Las Vegas) -- Stacy Papadopoulos, the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) current general counsel and senior vice president of industry services, will serve as...

7/1/2018

article PAPADOPOULOS: The AGA spent May spreading the good word about gaming internationally
(Washington D.C.) -- As the global gaming industry continues to evolve, the American Gaming Association is diligently pursuing all opportunities to share the U.S....
article American Gaming Association names interim CEO after Freeman resignation
(Washington D.C.) -- Earlier this month, Geoff Freeman resigned as the head of the American Gaming Association (AGA). The group has now selected a new American Gaming...
article Papadopoulos named as interim CEO as AGA seeks Freeman successor
(Washington D.C.) -- After the June 5 announcement that American Gaming Association (AGA) president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Geoff Freeman, would be leaving...

6/29/2018

article GROS: Going Out on Top / Geoff Freeman leaves a lasting legacy at the AGA
(Las Vegas) -- When Geoff Freeman was announced as the new president and CEO of the American Gaming Association back in 2013, I had no idea who he was, but something...

6/27/2018

article AGA names interim CEO; appoints search committee to find new leader
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association named its general counsel as the Washington D.C.’s trade organization’s interim CEO Wednesday and has...

6/21/2018

press release Statement from AGA President and CEO Geoff Freeman
(Washington D.C.) -- American Gaming Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement on the passing of Felix Rappaport, a member of AGA...

6/17/2018

article Outgoing AGA Chief Geoff Freeman Says Gaming Going ‘Mainstream’ Critical to Lobbying Efforts
(Washington D.C.) -- American Gaming Association’s (AGA) Geoff Freeman says transforming the overall perception of the gambling industry is vital to lobbying DC...

6/10/2018

article Freeman To Exit AGA
(Washington D.C.) -- Geoff Freeman, only the second president in the 24-year history of the American Gaming Association, announced his departure last week. Freeman, who...

6/9/2018

article Geoff Freeman to depart as American Gaming Association CEO in August
(Washington D.C.) -- American Gaming Association CEO Geoff Freeman will leave his role overseeing the industry’s largest trade organization in August, CDC Gaming...

6/7/2018

article Freeman Leaves Behind Legacy At AGA On Sports Betting, More
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association recently announced that Geoff Freeman is stepping down from his leadership role in August. After five years of...

6/5/2018

article AGA Leadership Update
(Las Vegas) -- Dear Gaming Industry Colleagues: I’m writing to inform you that Geoff Freeman has accepted the position of President and CEO of the Grocery...

6/4/2018

article Geoff Freeman to depart as American Gaming Association CEO in August
(Washington D.C.) -- American Gaming Association CEO Geoff Freeman will leave his role overseeing the industry’s largest trade organization in August, CDC Gaming...
article Geoff Freeman to leave American Gaming Association in August
(Washington D.C.) -- The man who has led the gaming industry’s fight to bring nationwide sports wagering across the country will become the new president and CEO...

5/25/2018

article AGA letter to Congress outlines sports betting priorities
(Washington D.C.) -- A short letter to federal lawmakers signed by Geoff Freeman (pictured), President and CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA), highlights what...

5/23/2018

press release American Gaming Association to Host Get To Know Gaming Event at Miami Valley Gaming
(Ohio) -- As a part of its national Get to Know Gaming campaign, the American Gaming Association will host U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot alongside regional business leaders...

5/22/2018

article AGA Outlines Sports Betting Priorities in Letter to Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- In a letter to federal lawmakers today, American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman reiterated the gaming industry’s top...
press release AGA: What Should Congress Do About Sports Betting?
(Washington D.C.) -- Dear Federal Policymaker: Last Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992. The...

5/3/2018

article Freeman: Whatever court rules, sports betting has momentum
(Mississippi) -- Times have changed, partnerships are vital, and people may be under-projecting the positive effect sports gambling could have on casinos, American...

4/18/2018

article Industry, Academics and Advocates Unite to Launch Responsible Gaming Collaborative
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) recently convened leading gaming industry organizations, academic professionals and advocacy groups to chart a...

3/28/2018

article BLOG: How Long Will AGA Hold Back Online Gambling Support?
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA), the casino industry’s most influential lobby group in the United States, announced in March the...

3/27/2018

article AGA Adds Six New Members With NJ Sports Betting Case Up In The Air
(USA) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) family just got a little bigger — and more diverse. This past week, the association welcomed into its fold six new...

3/19/2018

article The AGA Might Be Closer To Shifting Its Online Gambling Position With New Members
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association is a trade association that represents casino and gaming interests in the United States. To say the group has a...

3/16/2018

article After Calling Them A "Criminal Element", AGA Adds PokerStars To Board
(Las Vegas) -- The US casino industry’s premier national trade group has added six new companies as Board-level members. Including an online gaming giant that was...
article AGA Adds Six Corporate Members Including GVC, Paddy Power, and The Stars Group
(Las Vegas) -- Yesterday, March 15th, the American Gaming Association announced the addition of six new corporate members to its lengthy roster of casino-entertainment...
article PokerStars, GVC, Paddy Power Betfair join US casino lobby
(Las Vegas) -- America’s top casino lobby group has welcomed six new members, including a company the group once called “a business built on deceit,...

3/15/2018

press release American Gaming Association Adds Six New Members
(Las Vegas) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) announced today that it has added six new companies as Board-level members, welcoming BMM Testlabs, Choctaw Casinos...

2/9/2018

article ICE Interview: Sara Slane, AGA
(London) -- Thanks for fitting me in, I’m sure you’re very busy! So, how do you like ICE? I love ICE. It’s exciting to see all the products around...

1/28/2018

article At AGA, driving consensus is name of the game
(Las Vegas) -- As gaming has grown and edged its way into the mainstream economy, the importance of forging unified positions that can be presented to the outside world...

1/9/2018

article AGA Statement on Proposed Indiana Sports Betting Legislation
(Indiana) -- Indiana State Representative Alan Morrison has introduced a bill that would legalize sports betting if the federal ban – the Professional and Amateur...

12/22/2017

article FREEMAN: Supreme Result?
(Washington D.C.) -- Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on New Jersey’s challenge (Christie v. National Collegiate Athletic Association) to...
article PODCAST: Geoff Freeman
(Washington D.C.) -- Geoff Freeman was appointed president and CEO of the American Gaming Association in 2013, succeeding the founding CEO Frank Fahrenkopf. Freeman...

12/20/2017

article AGA: What Tax Reform Means for Gaming
(Las Vegas) -- Moments ago, Congress approved the most extensive changes to the tax code since 1986. While time will tell whether this broad overhaul ultimately leads to...

11/12/2017

article MGM CEO Jim Murren Out as American Gaming Association Chairman, Penn National Exec Appointed
(Washington D.C.) -- MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren is stepping down as chairman of the American Gaming Association (AGA) and handing over the reins to colleague Tim Wilmott...

11/10/2017

article AGA confirms Wilmott as new chairman
(New Jersey) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) has announced Tim Wilmott as its new chairman. Wilmott was elected to the role by the casino industry group’s...
article American Gaming Association elects new chairman
(New Jersey) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) has announced the election of Tim Wilmott to the post of chairman for a period of two years, replacing Jim Murren...

10/29/2017

press release American Gaming Association's Statement on 25th Anniversary of Failing Federal Sports Betting Ban
(Washington D.C.) -- American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement today ahead of the 25th anniversary of the...

10/28/2017

article FREEMAN: Stronger Together
(Washington D.C.) -- This has been an unprecedented time for the business of gaming. The annual Global Gaming Expo (G2E) recently concluded, with 26,000 gaming industry...

10/17/2017

article AGA highlights tribal gaming economic muscle at Small Business Tour stop in Oklahoma
(Indian Country) -- In just 30 years, tribal gaming has grown from virtual non-existence into an economic powerhouse in the United States, accounting for $96.6 billion...
press release American Gaming Association Releases First-Ever State-by-State Analysis of Tribal Gaming’s Economic Impact
(Oklahoma) -- The casino gaming industry supports 635,000 tribal gaming jobs and has an economic impact of nearly $97 billion, the American Gaming Association (AGA)...

9/23/2017

article Bennett, Breeding, Kaminkow and Wolzinger elected to Gaming Hall of Fame for 2017
(Las Vegas) -- The daughter of a casino industry icon who has become a successful casino developer and philanthropist, a truck driver turned gaming inventor, a legendary...

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