American Gaming Affiliation (AGA) President and CEO Invoice Miller outlined his optimism for the gaming trade’s restoration in AGA’s annual State of the Business deal with at present on the World Gaming Expo (G2E) 2020.
Miller heralded the trade’s capability to rebound stronger than ever all through his remarks. “Gaming’s continued innovation, coupled with our deep-rooted tradition of compliance, have our trade on stable floor as we proceed our restoration.”
Miller pointed to new AGA analysis displaying that extra Individuals view gaming positively than ever earlier than as proof of a powerful basis for the trade’s restoration. Fifty % of American adults have a positive impression of the on line casino trade, up 5 factors in two years. Moreover, 9 in 10 (89%) adults view playing as a suitable type of leisure.
“We have now constructed this help over many a long time,” stated Miller. “As gaming has grown from two states in 1978 to 44 states at present, increasingly more Individuals have gotten to know us…They acknowledge the constructive affect we ship: The roles we help; the small companies we maintain; and the tax income we contribute…These are the explanations Individuals have embraced gaming and they’ll gas gaming’s restoration.”
Miller highlighted AGA’s three priorities to unite the trade and help gaming’s restoration:
- Constructing Champions on Capitol Hill: Working alongside the Congressional Gaming Caucus to advance the trade’s legislative targets, together with additional COVID-19 financial help, tax aid, and legal responsibility protections.
- Funds Modernization: Advancing funds modernization will speed up gaming’s modernization, assist restrict the unfold of COVID-19, and provides customers new instruments to gamble responsibly.
- Rising the Authorized Sports activities Betting Market: Supporting the enlargement of authorized, regulated sports activities betting via accountable gaming and robust regulatory frameworks is important to driving out the unlawful market.
2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the AGA: “Whereas COVID-19 could have shifted our plans, we by no means misplaced our focus. If something, the pandemic has elevated AGA’s function because the main advocate for the American gaming trade. Irrespective of how large the problem, we’ve got all the time labored exhausting to assist this trade overcome it. And I’m assured we are able to do it once more.”
Learn a transcript of Miller’s remarks, as ready for supply, right here. View the total schedule for G2E 2020, held Oct. 27-28, right here.
In regards to the AGA
The American Gaming Affiliation is the premier nationwide commerce group representing the $261 billion U.S. on line casino trade, which helps 1.eight million jobs nationwide. The AGA members embody industrial and tribal on line casino operators, suppliers and different entities affiliated with the gaming trade. It’s the mission of the AGA to attain sound insurance policies and rules in step with on line casino gaming’s trendy attraction and huge financial contributions.