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US – Commercial gaming hits new revenue highs in the US

The AGA Commercial Gaming Revenue Tracker shows that nationwide commercial gaming revenue from traditional casino games, sports betting, and iGaming exceeded $13.6bn in the second quarter of 2021—smashing the previous quarterly revenue record from Q3 2019 by 22.5 per cent. Second quarter gaming revenue grew nearly 500 percent compared to the COVID-impacted Q2 2020. In…

US – Revenues fall in the US between October and November as closures hit again

After six consecutive months of recovery for the commercial gaming industry, gaming revenue dropped to $2.92bn in November, representing a 14.8 per cent contraction from October and 84.1 per cent of revenue levels from November 2019. Several factors contributed to November’s slide in gaming revenue, including new restrictions and reclosures due a steady uptick in…

US – AGA welcomes Hospitality and Commerce Job Recovery Act

American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Bill Miller has welcomed the move by US Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) to introduce bipartisan legislation to provide comprehensive relief for the convention, travel, and hospitality industries and their workers: Mr. Miller said: “Mandatory closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered the entire…

US – NASCAR becomes first league partner of AGA’s Have a Game Plan

The American Gaming Association and NASCAR are teaming up to educate NASCAR fans on responsible sports betting through the AGA’s Have a Game Plan. Bet Responsibly. public service campaign. As the campaign’s first professional sports league partner, NASCAR will develop co-branded content that encourages new and seasoned sports bettors to “Know When To Pit” and…

Moving target: legal sports betting protects game integrity

Speaking exclusively with G3, Sara Slane, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs at the American Gaming Association, looks at the opportunities sports betting expansion offers US operators, but also addresses the challenges it creates for regulators, especially with the ongoing threat of federal oversight. Over the past year, the expansion of legal sports betting across…

US – Pennsylvania warns operators of future compliance with new opinion

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has warned its future online gambling licensees that they must adhere to the US Department of Justice’s new interpretation of the Wire Act prior to launch. The DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel change of opinion means states must restrict their gambling offers, whether it’s online lottery, casino, poker or…

US – AGA wants ‘failed federal ban on sports betting’ lifted

The failed federal ban on sports betting is driving an illegal, underground market of at least $150bn annually argues an amicus brief filed in the United States Supreme Court by the American Gaming Association (AGA). AGA’s brief details how the failed federal ban on sports betting is funding dangerous criminal enterprises and threatening the integrity…

US – AGA partners with Attorneys Association

The American Gaming Association (AGA) is partnering with the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) to highlight illegal gambling. The partnership will include training for law enforcement officials at Global Gaming Expo (G2E), the world’s largest gaming trade show that takes place September 27-29 in Las Vegas. The first-ever comprehensive training is part of NDAA’s Comprehensive…

US – AGA to host law enforcement summit

As it marks the one-year anniversary of its fight against illegal gambling, the American Gaming Association (AGA) has announced that it will host a major law enforcement summit in June to further strengthen the partnership between the gaming industry and all elements of the law enforcement community. The effort is a component of AGA’s “Stop…