HomePublicationsNewsletter ArchiveNewslettersVolume 20Issue 32AGA Looks Forward to Partnering with the NBA, Others to Thwart Illegal Gambling

Following National Basketball Association (“NBA”) Commissioner Adam Silver’s New York Times op-ed on sports betting, the American Gaming Association (“AGA”) vocalized its willingness to partner with the NBA and others to fight illegal and unlicensed gambling in the United States.

The AGA notes that legal, regulated gambling protects the integrity of casinos and the millions of American consumers who enjoy it.

“Legal, regulated sports betting protects the integrity of casino games and the consumers who partake in them. In some cases, sports books in Nevada have even notified the FBI of unusual betting activity on sporting events that have led to convictions on match fixing,” stated AGA President and CEO Geoff Freeman. “In the coming months, the AGA will be working to identify the size and scope of illegal gambling in the United States and what can be done to address the issue at a federal and state level. The gaming industry is committed to thwarting illegal gambling wherever it occurs, and we look forward to partnering with the NBA and others who share this goal.”

 The AGA plans to utilize partnerships with third-party allies who share the AGA’s goals in an effort to develop solutions to these issues.

 

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