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US ‘gambling modernisation’ sees AGA restructure leadership team

Leading US gambling trade body The American Gaming Association (AGA) has confirmed the promotion of three members of its senior staff, as AGA governance seeks to reflect an ‘enhanced focus on industry modernization, communications and advocacy’. The AGA confirms the promotion of Dan Bretl as Senior Vice President of Strategy & Operations, leading AGA’s strategic partnerships and business development disciplines. …

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Sue Schneider joins SBC as Community Director

Industry veteran Sue Schneider is to join SBC (Sports Betting Community) in a permanent capacity as Community Director as the organisation continues to invest in the US market ahead of this month’s Betting on Sports America conference. Schneider has been working as a consultant to SBC in establishing the event, which is being held April 23-25 at the Meadowlands Exposition …

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SBC secures membership of American Gaming Association

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Sports Betting Community (SBC) has shown its commitment to the growing US betting industry by securing membership to the American Gaming Association (AGA). SBC organizes some of the biggest sports betting trade events in Europe and the United States via its event brand SBC Events.com. SBC also manages a network of betting and gaming industry news portals including SBCAmericas.com, an …

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Bill Miller appointed as President and CEO of the AGA

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has appointed Bill Miller as the trade lobby’s new president and chief executive officer, effective as of 14 January, 2019. Miller replaces Geoff Freeman, who stepped down from the position in August of this year. Tim Wilmott, CEO of Penn National Gaming and Chairman of the AGA Board of Directors said: “The Board is extremely …

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SWIMA integrity marked as a critical initiative for US betting

Leading US gambling stakeholders will participate in the formation of a new non-profit body monitoring US sports betting, collaborating to help combat fraud and eliminate corruption. This week New Jersey Assistant Attorney General George Rover presented the foundations of ‘Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Association – SWIMA’, which aims to monitor betting activities, creating safe and secure betting propositions for US …

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NHL to net big from sports betting?

A Nielsen Sports study has detailed that the annual revenue of the National Hockey League (NHL), could be increased by $216m, as the sport nets the benefits of widely available, legal, regulated sports betting in the US. The report, which was commissioned by the American Gaming Association (AGA) emphasised that heightened levels of fan engagement and viewership are set to …

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AGA warns Schumer that Federal framework will slow down US fight against illegal betting

The governance of the American Gaming Association (AGA) has reiterated its stance against any proposition of the US government developing a federal framework regulating US sports betting. Publishing an ‘open letter’ penned by Vice President of Public Affairs Sara Slane to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the AGA stands by its previous declarations that US betting regulation should be sustained by …

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AGA places ‘responsibility first’ in new Code of Conduct

US industry trade body The American Gaming Association (AGA) has updated its ‘Code of Conduct’ mandate placing a higher emphasis on stakeholder social responsibility obligations, as the US gambling market expands post PASPA. AGA governance presented the updated code at the ‘Responsible Gaming Education Week – Las Vegas’ event, which featured representatives from the University of Las Vegas, BMM Testlabs, …

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ESSA reveals US vision as 62 suspicious alerts raised in Q2

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ESSA has reported a total of 62 cases of suspicious betting to the relevant authorities during the second quarter of 2018, involving eight different sports. The international betting integrity body highlights the vast majority (44) emanated from tennis, with football next in line with 12 suspicious alerts, followed by bowls, handball, boxing, basketball, beach volleyball and esports which had one …

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Penn’s Tim Wilmott leads ‘AGA search committee’ for next leader

US industry trade group the American Gaming Association (AGA) has established a seven-strong ‘search committee’ to assist with the leadership replacement of Geoff Freeman, who ends his 5-year CEO tenure to join America’s Grocery Manufacturers Association (AGMA) at the end of July.  The AGA’s search committee will be led by Penn National Gaming Chief Executive Tim Wilmott, who seeks to find …

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