AGA Recognized for Work to Unlock the Social and Economic Benefits of Legal Sports Betting
The American Gaming Association (AGA) received the Association TRENDS’ Silver Award for the Best Advocacy Campaign of 2018.
“This award is an acknowledgement of the AGA team and our partners’ tireless work to promote the social and economic benefits that legal, regulated sports betting can provide communities across the country,” said Bill Miller, AGA’s president and chief executive officer. “The results of our campaign’s sweeping success can be seen all across America today, with more than two-thirds of states having taken steps to legalize sports betting. We are honored to receive this distinction, and we share it with everyone who helped to make legal sports betting in America a reality.”
Throughout 2018, AGA worked aggressively to educate policymakers, sports stakeholders and the public about the failures of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA), and make the case for legal, regulated sports betting in the United States. AGA effectively quantified the size of the existing illegal sports betting market and the economic opportunities enabled by legal sports betting for sports leagues, states and sovereign tribal nations. The association’s two amici briefs were cited twice by the Supreme Court in its May 2018 ruling to overturn PASPA. Through its efforts, AGA is now the preeminent resource on the subject of sports betting.
The American Gaming Association is the premier national trade group representing the $261 billion U.S. casino industry, which supports 1.8 million jobs nationwide. AGA members include commercial and tribal casino operators, gaming suppliers and other entities affiliated with the gaming industry. It is the mission of the AGA to achieve sound policies and regulations consistent with casino gaming’s modern appeal and vast economic contributions.