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American Gaming Association (AGA)

Background of American Gaming Association (AGA)

The American Gaming Association (AGA) is the national association for the gaming industry in the United States. In 1994, the organization was formed to promote, educate, and lobby on behalf of the gaming entertainment industry. AGA’s headquarters are located in Washington, DC. As a member organization, the AGA represents its members, their employees and customers in matters concerning federal legislation and regulatory issues, such as taxation, regulations, and travel. In addition to serving as an information clearinghouse for the gaming industry, it also provides timely, accurate gaming industry data to the public, the media, and decision makers. Major casino operators, financial services companies, gaming product suppliers, and state and regional gaming associations are members of the AGA.

Global Gaming Expo is a major gaming trade show sponsored every year by the AGA. From the AGA’s inception until mid-2013, Frank Fahrenkopf served as its president. In April 2013, the AGA board chose Geoff Freeman, head of the US Travel Association, to replace Fahrenkopf.The Grocery Manufacturers Association will recruit Freeman to become their president and CEO in late July 2018. Freeman’s permanent replacement will be Bill Miller, a senior vice-president of Business Roundtable lobby group. He will take office as of January 14, 2019.

American Gaming Association (AGA) Members

The AGA represents commercial and tribal casino operators, gaming suppliers, industry vendors, state associations, and media in the US gaming industry and serves as the most effective advocate.

Core Members

A. Commercial Casino Operators

Bally’s Corporation
Boyd Gaming
Churchill Downs
Circa Resorts LLC
Delaware North
DraftKings, Inc.
Entain plc
FanDuel Group
Greenwood Racing
Las Vegas Sands
MGM Resorts International
MotorCity Casino Hotel
Penn National Gaming
Rush Street Gaming
South Point Hotel & Casino
The Cordish Companies
VICI Properties
Wynn Resorts

B. Tribal Casino Operators

Cherokee Nation Entertainment, LLC
Choctaw Nation
FireKeepers Casino Hotel
Foxwoods Resort Casino
Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment
Morongo Band of Mission Indians
Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
Seminole Hard Rock Gaming
The Chickasaw Nation
Wind Creek Hospitality

C. Diversified Gaming Suppliers

Ainsworth Game Technology
Aristocrat Technologies
Bluberi Gaming
Incredible Technologies
Konami Gaming
LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Light and Wonder

D. Independent Testing Labs

BMM Testlabs
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI)

E. Payment & Transaction Systems

Global Payments
JCM Global
NRT Tech
Nuvei Technologies Inc.
Sightline Payments
Worldpay from FIS


Ally Members

A. Financial Institutions

Morgan Stanley

B. Non Gaming Vendor: B2B

Covington & Burling LLP
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
Ernst & Young
Fitch Ratings
Horvath Communications
TBG Security Inc.

C. State Associations

Casino Association of Indiana
Illinois Casino Gaming Association
Iowa Gaming Association
Louisiana Casino Association, Inc.
Mississippi Gaming & Hospitality Association
Missouri Gaming Association
Nevada Resort Association
Regulatory Management Counselors

(Source: https://www.americangaming. org/)

American Gaming Association (AGA) Membership

Members of the AGA enjoy exclusive access to research, data, and communications tools as well as the opportunity to network and learn with their peers in order to pursue shared interests and business opportunities more effectively.Continuing to provide learning and networking opportunities with industry peers, AGA strives to strengthen our industry’s voice, reduce barriers to innovation, enable growth, and provide a voice for the entire gaming industry.

There are several benefits you will enjoy after being member of AGA which are as follows:

Gaming Intelligence

  • You can access to comprehensive list of casino locations and sizes.
  • AGA provides customized market research reports based on industry regulations and market trends.
  • A database of statutory requirements for each state.
  • Get the latest news and updates on key issues delivered directly to your inbox.
  • An overview of emerging issues and industry activities.
  • Experts from the industry present webinars to members only.

Industry Collaboration

  • Networking, establishing relationships, and introducing potential business partners, allies, and allies to AGA working groups, committees, and events.
  • Offerings tailored to the diverse interests of the gaming community both in person and virtually. Involvement in defining industry positions through an inclusive process.

Quantifiable Savings

  • Provided expertise in public affairs and gaming policy, and reduced expenditures by delivering regulatory efficiencies.
  • The G2E Las Vegas conference and accompanying educational events were significantly reduced in cost.
  • Discounts on responsible gaming materials available only to members.

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