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AGA Predicts Americans Will Bet $1.8 Billion on World Cup Wagers

Americans may lag behind the rest of the world when it comes to soccer fandom, but the American Gaming Association (AGA) predicts that as many as 20.5 million Americans will collectively wager $1.8 billion on the 2022 FIFA World Cup. This particular prediction comes courtesy of the AGA's first-ever survey on World Cup wagering. So…

MLB Partners with AGA to Combat Problem Gambling

Major League Baseball (MLB) is teaming up with the American Gaming Association (AGA) in an effort to help curb problem gambling. The two entities will be coordinating on AGA's Have A Game Plan Bet Responsibly program, which will include plenty of public service announcements aimed at educating fans on the virtues of responsible sports betting.…

AGA Goes on Offensive Against Unlicensed Operators in WSJ Letter

Bill Miller, President of the American Gaming Association (AGA), went on the offensive against unlicensed operators in a recent Letter to the Editor in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). Miller's letter was just part of a larger effort by the AGA to pressure lawmakers to crackdown on black market gambling sites and protect the reputation…

AGA Launches Responsible Gaming Education Month

Regulated gambling is growing at a breakneck pace in the United States and the American Gaming Association (AGA) wants to make sure that the good times don't get out of control. That's why they've decreed September to be Responsible Gaming Education Month (RGEM), and are hosting a number of activities to raise awareness about responsible…

AGA Nudges Massachusetts Lawmakers on College Betting Ban

The American Gaming Association (AGA) is pressuring Massachusetts lawmakers to give a ban on betting on college sports that is the cornerstone of a new bill that would bring regulated sports betting to the state. The influential trade group stated its case in a letter that was delivered to the State House recently ahead of…

US Commercial Gaming Industry Clocks Record Revenue in Q1 ’22

Since the rise of the rise of regulated sports betting in the United States, American operators have been operating in a Gold Rush environment. Nearly every month brings news that one regulated market or another have not just broken, but shattered, their monthly revenue or handle record. Now, according to the American Gaming Association (AGA),…

Gambling CEO Bullish on Industry’s Future

With the lockdowns of 2020 in the rear view mirror and a booming regulated sports betting industry, American gaming CEOs are extremely bullish on the future of gambling in America. That's the main takeaway of a recent survey of casino executives conducted by the American Gaming Association (AGA). The survey was conducted over the past…

AGA Wants DOJ to Move on Black Market Gambling Sites

One of the biggest challenges for operators in emerging online gambling markets, like the USA, is competing with offshore, black market gaming sites. Black market sites are free to operate without the restraint of regulations, offer players tax-free winnings, and generally take a bite out of the licensed operators' business. So it wasn't particularly surprising…

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…