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AGA adds three new members on its board of directors

US trade organisation and gaming industry lobbying group the American Gaming Association (AGA) has confirmed that representatives of hotels and casino firm Wynn Resorts, land-based casino and restaurant operator Station Casinos and racetrack owner Churchill Downs Inc. have all joined its board of directors.

The three companies will now join nearly a dozen other gaming industry firms that have already pledged their allegiance to the AGA.

The AGA board also includes Bally Technologies, MGM Resorts International, International Game Technology, Las Vegas Sands Corp., Caesars Entertainment, Isle of Capri Casinos, Aristocrat Leisur, Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada, Pinnacle Entertainment, Boyd Gaming Corporation and Penn National Gaming.

“This is a critical step in the AGA’s evolution as a representative of the entire gaming industry,” AGA’s president and chief executive officer, Geoff Freeman, said.

“We will continue to be passionate advocates for the enormous value the gaming industry provides and there is increasing support for our agenda.”

In addition to confirmation of the new additions, the AGA also announced that its 2014 agenda will include the widespread promotion of the value the gaming industry provides to communities, enhancements of the regulatory process to promote greater efficiency and innovations, and a crackdown on entities that engage in gaming in an illegal manner.

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