Sara Slane, SVP, Public Affairs, American Gaming Association (AGA), discussed her association’s federal priorities.
The AGA is now switching from a defensive approach to offensive approach when it comes to national legislation. This is because the times have changed.
“Forty states have both commercial and tribal gaming operations, lotteries in place. Clearly it’s a much different landscape than in the early 90’s,” said Slane. “… people have seen the economic upsides of the casino industry—[it has] a very positive reputation.”
The AGA is focusing on a robust 2017 agenda. The association wants to advance sports betting, develop gaming champions in Congress, drive next generation gaming policy, increase partnerships with the tribes and modernize tax code and regulations.