Events

ThuAug 9th -
August 9, 2018: Cambridge, MA

Gaming industry stakeholders and regulators gathered in historic Cambridge to discuss recent efforts in the state as industry sees expansion:

 

  • Stephen Crosby, chairman, Massachusetts Gaming Commission;

  • Dr. Russell Sanna, executive director, National Center for Responsible Gaming;

  • Alan Feldman, executive vice president, MGM Resorts International;

  • Marlene Warner, executive director, Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling and president of the board of directors for the National Council on Problem Gambling;

  • Jim Baldacci, deputy chief compliance officer, Penn National Gaming; and

  • Sara Slane, senior vice president of public affairs, American Gaming Association. 

 

Resources

Press Release 

Recap Newsletter

Livestream Video 

 

Press Coverage Summary 

Dorchester Reporter - Opinion: Responsible betting is a priority for gaming backers in Massachusetts

CDC Gaming Reports - AGA Hosts Responsible Gaming Education Week Event in Boston as Industry Expands in State

TueAug 7th -
August 7, 2018: Las Vegas, NV

Gaming industry stakeholders and local media packed a lecture hall at UNLV’s International Gaming Institute to hear remarks from:

  • U.S. Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV);

  • Dr. Bo Bernhard, executive director, International Gaming Institute, UNLV;

  • Robin Bernhard, senior manager, marketing & education, BMM Testlabs;

  • Jennifer Shatley, responsible gaming policies and compliance specialist, Caesars Entertainment;

  • Connie Jones, director of responsible gaming, Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers; and

  • Sara Slane, senior vice president of public affairs, American Gaming Association. 

 

Resources

Press Release

Recap Newsletter

Livestream Video

 

Press Coverage Summary 

Las Vegas Review-Journal - AGA expanding code of conduct for responsible gaming

Gambling Compliance - Responsible Gaming Advocates Hope Lawmakers Pass Legislation To Help Consumers 

Associated Press - Casino trade group updates rules to include sports betting

FriJul 20th -
July 20, 2018: Des Moines, IA

The American Gaming Association (AGA) recently took its Get to Know Gaming(G2KG) campaign, to Des Moines, Iowa, convening a panel of local leaders from the area who touted gaming’s strong impact across the Hawkeye state.
 
The event marked the release of our new research report, Casinos & Communities Iowa, which highlighted several strong industry partnerships, and unveiled compelling new data about the economic impact of gaming. Iowa gaming companies employ 15,662 people, support $618 million in wages, generate more than $336 million in tax revenue and have an economic impact of over $2.5 billion.

Gaming industry stakeholders and local media heard remarks from:

  • Wes Ehrecke, president and CEO, Iowa Gaming Association;

  • Iowa State Senator Jake Chapman;

  • Paul Czak, general manager and VP, Ameristar Council Bluffs;

  • Brad Rhines, SVP and chief strategic officer, Prairie Meadows Casino and Hotel;

  • Dory Briles, executive director, Des Moines Public Library Foundation; and

  • Angela Dethfels-Trettin, chief community impact officer, Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines.

 

Resources

Press Release

Recap Newsletter

Report: Casinos and Communities Iowa

Livestream Video 

 

Press Coverage Summary  

Des Moines Register - Opinion: Gaming Association Brings Promotional Campaign to Des Moines 

SBC Americas - AGA puts Iowa in the spotlight with Get to Know Gaming event

KJAN.com - Study says casinos have $2.5 billion impact on state

CDC Gaming Reports - Iowa – the first riverboat casino state – continues to tell its historic story

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