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Senate defers debate on bill that would legalize sports betting in AZ

Friday, February 15, 2019

A bill that would bring sports gambling to Arizona and give exclusive rights to Native American tribes has been put on the back burner. On Jan. 23, 2019, three Arizona lawmakers including, Republican Sen. Sonny Borrelli, Rep. Leo Biasiucci (R) and Rep. Mark Finchem (R), introduced SB ...

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Nearly 27 million Americans to wager $6 billion on Super Bowl LIII

Sunday, February 3, 2019

A January 22, 2019 survey conducted on behalf of and released by the American Gaming Association (AGA) found that out of every 10 American adults, one plans to wager on Super Bowl LIII between the AFC East’s New England Patriots and the NFC West’s ...

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AGA shoots down sports betting bill

Sunday, December 23, 2018

In response to the introduction of the Sports Wagering Market Integrity Act of 2018 by senior U.S. Senators Charles “Chuck” Schumer (D-NY) (pictured below, right) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) (pictured below, left) on Wednesday, Washington, D.C. trade group, the American Gaming Association (AGA), released a ...

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Bill Miller named new President and CEO of American Gaming Association

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The Board of Directors of the American Gaming Association (AGA) has named Bill Miller (pictured) as its next president and chief executive officer. Miller will lead the $261 billion gaming industry effective January 14, 2019. According to the official press release… Miller, who previously worked as ...

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New federal sportsbetting measure introduced

Monday, December 10, 2018

One of the most senior members of the United States Congress has reportedly introduced draft legislation that would bring federal oversight to the nation’s recently-deregulated sportsbetting industry. PASPA payoff: According to a Wednesday report from, United States Senator Orrin Hatch (pictured) from Utah ...

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Scientific Games Corporation bags prestigious prizes

Friday, October 19, 2018

American gaming machine and systems innovator, Scientific Games Corporation (SG), has announced that it walked away from last week’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) with a bevy of prestigious Global Gaming Awards accolades including the Land-Based Industry Supplier of the Year prize. Recognition for SG Digital: The ...

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Gaming’s economic impact exposed

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The American Gaming Association trade body has published new research showing that the gaming industry supports nearly 1.8 million jobs across the United States while contributing some $261 billion annually to the nation’s economy. Follows earlier investigation into tribal gaming: The Gaming’s Impact on ...

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Nielson Sports Study reveals NFL could see major increase in revenues due to sports betting

Thursday, September 6, 2018

The American Gaming Association (AGA) recently commissioned a new Nielsen Sports study involving the National Football League (NFL) and sports betting. The study has found that the annual revenue of the NFL could be increased as much as $2.3 billion due to ...

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AGA investigation reveals exceptional results

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Last year saw aggregated gross gaming revenues for the 460 commercial casinos in the United States increase by 3.4% year-on-year to reach $40.28 billion as the 215 venues located in Nevada once again led the way courtesy of a combined tally of ...

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G2E Asia 2018 breaks more records at must-attend Macau event

Friday, July 6, 2018

Record-breaking attendance was one hallmark of the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia 2018 that wound up on May 17, 2018, at the Venetian Macao. The footfall of local and international tradespeople was up more than 17% on the year with 16,358 visitors. More than 220 exhibitors filled the 33,000 square meter (355,209 sq ft) ...

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AGA names interim CEO as search for Freeman replacement ensues

Sunday, July 1, 2018

After the June 5 announcement that American Gaming Association (AGA) president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Geoff Freeman, would be leaving the casino sector trade lobby group to become the new president and CEO for the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) on August 1, the body has now named general counsel and industry services senior ...

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Freeman leaving the American Gaming Association

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Geoff Freeman (pictured), who has for the past five years served as the president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the American Gaming Association (AGA) and led the lobbying effort in Washington, DC, to repeal the federal ban on sports betting, is to reportedly become the new president and CEO for the Grocery Manufacturers ...

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World Casino News Part II of exclusive interview with AG Burnett

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Additional reporting by K. Morrison This is part two of a two-part series wherein we interview AG Burnett, former Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) and now a partner in the Gaming & Administrative Law Group McDonald Carano. In part one, we introduced Mr. Burnett and got his thoughts and feelings on a number ...

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AGA letter to Congress advocates for state level sports betting regulation

Friday, May 25, 2018

A short letter to federal lawmakers signed by Geoff Freeman (pictured), President and CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA), highlights what the national trade group views are the top priorities regarding the operation of the sports betting market in the U.S. following the Supreme Court’s repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection ...

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Harrah’s Atlantic City to host upcoming East Coast Gaming Conference

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The East Coast Gaming Congress is coming to Atlantic City June 13-14, providing attendees with information on several aspects of the gaming industry, including fantasy sports, online gaming, e-sports, skill-based gaming and more. Harrah’s Casino & Hotel will play host to the event. The two-day conference will include sports betting as a main focus ...

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G2E Asia to launch next week in Macau

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Over 15,000 visitors are expected to make footfall at The Venetian Macao from May 15 to 17 when Asia’s Global Gaming Expo kicks off for the twelfth year running. This edition will comprise four main tracks: The Future of Gaming; The Future of Integrated Resorts; The Future of Digital Content & Technology, and IAGA ...

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BMM Testlabs forges new partnership with the American Gaming Association

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Las Vegas-based private independent gaming testing laboratory BMM International LLC (BMM Testlabs) on Wednesday announced a new partnership with the American Gaming Association (AGA). BMM Testlabs reportedly said in the Wednesday press release that the multi-year strategic alliance will through the sharing of its expertise on regulatory and gaming issues, “specific to the test lab ...

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Sportsbetting prohibition draws further criticism

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

As the United States Supreme Court continues to consider its verdict in the Christie v NCAA federal lawsuit, the American Gaming Association has used college basketball as a way to illustrate why the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) must be repealed. Ratified in 1992, PASPA instituted a nationwide ban on all sportsbetting in ...

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Louisiana introduces sports betting legislation

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

One of the nearly 20 states that have considered sports betting over the past year or so, Louisiana recently introduced a bill that would legalize sports gambling, according to Legal Sports Report. Filed on Feb. 28 by Representative Major Thibaut (DEM), House Bill 245 would reportedly expand gaming by authorizing “the conducting of additional gaming ...

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