AGA issues warning on unregulated gambling machines

Unregulated gambling devices are a threat both to consumers and critical state tax revenues. That's the main takeaway from a recent report by the American Gaming Association (AGA) titled, Skilled at Deception: How Unregulated Gaming Machines Endanger Consumers and Dilute Investments in Local Economies. Though the title is a mouthful, the white paper is blunt…

FanDuel and AGA team up to fight problem gambling

The American Gaming Association (AGA) and FanDuel are joining forces in a campaign aimed at promoting responsible gambling and curbing problem gambling. It's the first time a sportsbook has worked directly with the AGA on their existing efforts to educate the American betting public. According to a press release from the AGA, the campaign will…

No surprises from AGA 2020 report: US gambling had a rotten year

There's no question that 2020 was a lousy year for American gambling operators but a recent report from the American Gaming Association (AGA) bears out the misery in excruciating detail. All told, the US gambling business pulled in around $20 billion in 2020; which is down 30 percent over 2019. The report utilized data drawn…

American Gaming Association beefs up anti-money laundering policies

The American Gaming Association (AGA) is working to beef up its voluntary guidelines meant to thwart money laundering in casinos of all kinds. It's an effort whose importance was inadvertently underscored by a recent case in which the Hawaiian Gardens card room in California was fined $3.1 million for failing to catch exactly that kind…

AGA survey shows massive support for US sports betting

When you cut past all the hype and legal arguments surrounding regulated sports betting in the United States, you really only have the opinion of the American people. Does the average American think regulated sports betting is going to cause chaos in professional sports? Does the average American care if his or her home state…

American Gaming Association Beefs Up Code of Conduct

The American Gaming Association held its annual meeting last week and the result was a beefed up Code of Conduct for its members. At the meeting, a constellation of gambling industry all-stars including, David Rebuck, Director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement; Dean Hestermann, Corporate Director for Issue Management at Caesars Entertainment; Patrick…