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American Gaming Association (AGA)
Address: 1299 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Suite 1175 Washington, D.C. 20004
E-mail Address:
Phone: Phone: 202-552-2675
Fax: Fax: 202-552-2676
Key Executives
President and CEO Geoff Freeman
Senior Vice President and Executive Director Judy Patterson
Vice President, Government Affairs Dorothy Jackson
Vice President, Government Affairs Whitaker Askew
Investment Information: Annual Report 2011
Annual Report 2010
Annual Report 2009

American Gaming Association (AGA)

The American Gaming Association (AGA) opened its office in Washington, D.C., in June 1995 with the fundamental goal of creating a better understanding of the gaming entertainment industry by bringing facts about the industry to the general public, elected officials, other decision makers and the media through education and advocacy.

The AGA represents the commercial casino entertainment industry by addressing federal legislative and regulatory issues affecting its members and their employees and customers, such as federal taxation, Internet gambling, and travel and tourism matters.

In addition, the AGA has an aggressive public education program designed to educate target audiences in the nation's capital and across the country about the positive role that commercial gaming plays in communities across the country.

The AGA provides leadership in addressing issues that impact the entire gaming industry and in developing industrywide programs on critical issues such as responsible gaming and diversity. The AGA also supports the global industry by organizing gaming’s largest and most successful trade shows, the Global Gaming Expo family of events.

The AGA also serves as the industry's first national gaming information clearinghouse, providing the media, elected officials, other decision makers and the public with timely, accurate gaming industry data.

AGA Membership
Membership Since 1995, the American Gaming Association (AGA) has been the leading voice of the commercial casino industry, serving as an advocate for its members and their employees.
The AGA serves its members by:

  • Communicating the positive impact of the gaming industry.
  • Protecting industry interests on Capitol Hill.
  • Creating business opportunities through the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) family of events.
  • Developing new research on industry trends
  • Providing outreach tools to help members tell the industry story.
  • Helping gaming companies implement world-class responsible gaming programs
  • Aggregating industry economic impact data.
  • Organizing employee education initiatives.
  • Promoting diversity as a business imperative.

For an AGA membership packet, which includes lists of current AGA members and the AGA board of directors, most recent issues of the AGA newsletters, a current annual report, State of the States: The AGA Annual Survey of Casino Entertainment, and information on becoming an AGA member, contact Ted Lynch at 202-552-2688.

News 2018
January 26, 2018 AGA Statement on NBA Proposal to Skim Money from American Taxpayers

News 2017
May 22, 2017 American Gaming Association Capitalizes on Opportunities Abroad

News 2015
August 28, 2015 Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina, Gaming Industry Critical Component to the Rebuilding of the Gulf Coast.
August 1, 2015 Need to Know Now: IRS Update
July 18, 2015 American Gaming: Need to Know Now: IRS Update
July 25, 2015 AGA Kicks Off Gaming Votes Tour in Iowa
April 19, 2015 American Gaming Association Weekly IRS Update
April 13, 2015 Nation’s Top Law Enforcement Officials to Partner with Gaming Association to Combat Illegal Gambling
April 13, 2015 American Gaming Association Calling on Industry to Unite against Illegal Gambling
March 21, 2015 American Gaming Association Estimates More Than 70 Million NCAA March Madness Brackets Were Completed
March 21, 2015 AGA IRS Proposal Update
February 13, 2015 American Gaming Association President Details the Organization’s “Get to Know Gaming” Campaign

News 2014
December 18, 2014 American Gaming Association Lays Out Priorities for 2015
December 10, 2014 AGA Release Best Practices for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance
Sept 25, 2014 American Gaming Association Announces New Partnership with the American Bus Association to Promote Safety
Sept 19, 2014 On NPR, Head of American Gaming Association Brings Something to the Debate Casino Opponents Don't: Data
May 31, 2014 AGA Fly-In: Connects & Informs
May 22, 2014 As an Industry, We Welcome Competition
April 16, 2014 AGA Builds on Momentum by Hiring New Top Talent
February 4, 2014 AGA Calls on Congress to Stop Patent Trolls
January 21, 2014 CAMS Names Frank Fahrenkopf As Advisor
January 6, 2014 American Gaming Association Announce Significant Staff Additions

News 2013
December 17, 2013 Wynn Resorts, Station Casinos and Churchill Downs Inc. Join American Gaming Association Board
December 10, 2013 iGaming North America Gains Support From American Gaming Association
November 20, 2013 American Gaming Association: No Pretend Prohibition
October 22, 2013 Global Gaming Women Raises More Than $30,000 for Education Fund
October 22, 2013 Statement on the Introduction of the Innovation Act of 2013
October 17, 2013 Judy Patterson, AGA’s Senior Vice President and Executive Director Resigns
October 8, 2013 AGA Chief Promises to Usher Gaming Industry Into Digital Age
October 9, 2013 Market has Reached Saturation Point, More Casinos do not equate to More Gambling Revenue
September 1, 2013 American Gaming Association Hall of Fame
August 19, 2013 AGA Turns to Hollywood to Promote Online Poker Message
July 17, 2013 Gaming Industry Applauds Senate Focus on Proper Regulation of Online Gambling
July 9, 2013 New President of American Gaming Association Commences
May 10, 2013 American Gaming Association President and CEO Honored at Gaming Summit
May 6, 2013 New Jersey Impacted by Largest Drop in Casino Tax
May 6, 2013 2013 Report Shows Commercial Casino Industry’s Highest Growth Rates Since Recession
April 22, 2013 Association Head Gives Views on Internet Gaming
April 18, 2013 American Gaming Association Selects Geoff Freeman as New President & CEO
April 17, 2013 G2E Asia Receives Highest Accolades in Lead up to 2013 Exhibition
April 12, 2013 Replacement Tipped for CEO of American Gaming Association
March 4, 2013 Southern Gaming Summit to Honour Former AGA CEO Frank Fahrenkopf
March 5, 2013 The American Gaming Association Oppose Internet Gambling Company’s Bid for New Jersey License
January 22, 2013 American Gaming Association Releases Updated 'Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming'
January 14, 2013 Five Directors Re-Elected to AGA Board
January 9, 2013 AGA Board of Directors Adopts Policy on Internet Sweepstakes Cafes
January 7, 2013 American Gaming Association Chief to Step Down

News 2012
December 3, 2012 American Gaming Association Launches Effort to Advance Federal Online Poker Legislation
September 10, 2012 AGA Announce Winners of All In for Responsible Gaming Contest
September 10, 2012 AGA Launch New Website for Its Global Gaming Women (GGW) Development Initiative
August 21, 2012 Gaming Industry Raises A Record $133,000 At The AGEM/AGA Golf Classic Presented By JCM Global
May 23, 2012 G2E Asia Promises To Have An Impact
April 16, 2012 Commercial Gaming Companies Go “All In for Giving & Volunteering” During National Volunteer Week
April 15, 2012 AGA: Statement On The Anniversary Of Black Friday
March 23, 2012 AGA Campaign Recognizes Commercial Casinos’ Leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility
March 7, 2012 American Gaming Association Makes Regulatory Reform A Top Priority In 2012
January 23, 2012 American Gaming Systems Granted Illinois Video Gaming Terminal and Riverboat Licenses

News 2011
October 26, 2011 AGA Statement Regarding the Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee Hearing Entitled “Internet Gaming: Is There a Safe Bet?”
Sept 22, 2011 AGA Releases Online Poker Code of Conduct, Unveils Online Video


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