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AGA Goes After Federal Sports Betting Ban

The casino industry’s largest lobbying group in the U.S. is ramping up its efforts to repeal a 25-year-old federal law that bans sports betting in most states. The American Gaming Association on Monday announced the creation of a coalition involving organizations of attorneys general and police, policymakers and others to advocate for the repeal of…

AGA Says Congress Must Act on Sports Betting Ban

Congressional action appears necessary if sports betting is to be legalized in Atlantic City casinos and elsewhere across the U.S. That’s the conclusion of American Gaming Association President Geoff Freeman following this week’s rejection of New Jersey’s effort to get  a court-ordered change in the 1992 act of Congress that banned most forms of sports betting.…

FBI Joins AGA Effort to Fight Illegal Gambling

The AGA’s initiative to crack down on illegal gambling received a big boost when we announced a new effort with the FBI. We’re pleased to be cooperating with the nation’s top law enforcement and national security agency by touting the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). The IC3 is the FBI’s national platform for receiving…

Casinos Industry in US: Big Plans for 2016

The $240 billion U.S. gambling industry is looking to bolster its political influence with a national effort to mobilize workers behind its policy agenda heading into the 2016 elections. The American Gaming Association (AGA), a trade group representing mainly casinos and lotteries, boasts a growing membership covering 40 states, and the trade group’s leadership vowed…

Illegal Gambling Advisory Board formed by AGA

The American Gaming Association (AGA) today announced the formation of its Illegal Gambling Advisory Board as part of its “Stop Illegal Gambling – Play it Safe” initiative. The new Board met for the first time today at the AGA’s office in Washington, DC. Members of the Board will provide advice regarding industry efforts to develop actionable tools…

AGA ‘troubled’ at Possible Credit Card Ban at Casinos

A recent report that found federal employees improperly used government credit cards at casinos could have unnecessary consequences for the gaming industry, the American Gaming Association warned today. In a May 19 report, the Department of Defense Inspector General’s Office said it discovered hundreds of thousands of dollars in transactions where department credit card holders…

AGA pulls out of online gaming fight

Gaming Intelligence – Divisions between members over the regulation of online gambling in the US have seen the American Gaming Association (AGA) withdraw from lobbying efforts to legalise iGaming. The association’s chief executive Geoff Freeman explained that it would no longer lobby in favour of online gaming and recommend that companies should work in their…

AGA president seeks new, more unified direction going forward

This Week in Gambling – J Todd recently caught up with the new President of the American Gaming Association, Geoff Freeman. The two spoke at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, about the future of the industry and the changing role of the AGA. Among specific topics of discussion was the about face…

Churchill Downs, Wynn Resorts & Station Casinos to join AGA

Las Vegas review Journal – The Washington, D.C.-based American Gaming Association announced Tuesday it would add three new members, including Wynn Resorts Ltd. and Station Casinos. Racetrack and casino operator Churchill Downs Inc. also will join the organization, which represents the commercial gaming industry on Capitol Hill. All three companies will add representatives to American…

Retiring AGA Leader Changed the Face of Casino Industry

From Pokerati The wall of framed photos with political heavyweights from Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher to Barack Obama — reputedly one of the more impressive collections in town accumulated over 30 years — has been taken down. Two dozen boxes of papers and memorabilia are stacked on tables, on the floor, and atop filing…

This Week in Gambling Interviews: Outgoing AGA President Frank Fahrenkopf

From This Week in Gambling – We catch up with Mr. Fahrenkopf, outgoing President of the American Gaming Association, at the iGaming Super Show as he heads for retirement. Take a few moments to hear his thoughts on where the industry is heading over the next several years, and his plans for the future.  .…

Unregulated Internet Sweepstakes Cafes

From the American Gaming Association In recent years, thousands of unregulated Internet sweepstakes cafes have sprung up across the country, carefully designed to avoid state antigambling laws and gambling licensing restrictions with games that closely mimic the experience of traditional slot and video poker machines. To address this proliferation, the AGA has released a white…

American Gaming Association names successor to Fahrenkopf

  From RGJ.com A national travel industry executive has been tabbed to succeed Reno native Frank Fahrenkopf as president/CEO of the American Gaming Association. Geoff Freeman, executive vice president and chief operating officer at the U.S. Travel Association, will take over at the Washington, D.C.-based AGA on July 1, the association said Wednesday in a…