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NBA Joins AGA’s Have A Game Plan.® Bet Responsibly.™ Public Service Campaign

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) is joining the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) Have A Game Plan.® Bet Responsibly. public service campaign.

Through the partnership, the NBA and AGA will educate basketball fans on the fundamentals of responsible sports wagering by providing turnkey resources for use by the league’s 30 teams. Campaign content will include in-venue, broadcast, digital and social media activations.

“Responsible gaming is an integral component of the NBA’s approach to legal sports betting,” said Scott Kaufman-Ross, NBA Senior Vice President, Head of Gaming & New Business Ventures. “Working with the AGA on this initiative is an important part of our multifaceted approach to this critical topic and will provide our teams with tools to make a true impact on responsible gaming education in NBA markets across the U.S. and Canada.”

Launched in 2019, AGA’s Have A Game Plan campaign unites the sports betting ecosystem around a common consumer education platform, focusing on the four principles of responsible wagering for those who choose to bet:

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  • Set a budget and stick to it.
  • Keep it social—sports betting is a form of entertainment for adults.
  • Know the odds.
  • Play with legal, regulated operators.

“As one of the world’s most popular leagues, the NBA will bring Have A Game Plan’s important message to a massive audience,” said AGA Senior Vice President Casey Clark. “It’s critical that the entire sports betting ecosystem is united in our commitment to responsible gaming, and we are grateful for the NBA’s leadership in these efforts.”

The NBA’s partnership with Have A Game Plan adds to its ongoing responsible gaming initiatives, which include public service announcements airing during games featuring Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Ray Allen, restrictions on sports betting advertisements, a membership with the National Council on Problem Gambling, and an “opt-in”  focus that provides distinct, dedicated platforms for fans to engage with sports betting, such as NBABet and NBABet Stream, offering them the option to receive sports betting news and analysis across league platforms.

The NBA will join Have A Game Plan’s growing list of partners across the sports and gaming landscape, including Bally’s Corporation, Barstool Sportsbook, BetMGM, betPARX, DraftKings, Delaware North, Entain, FanDuel, Gaming Society, Global Payments, Major League Baseball, MGM Resorts International, MSG Network, Monumental Sports and Entertainment, NASCAR, NESN, New York Knicks, New York Jets, New York Rangers, NHL, Nuvei, Parx Casino, PENN Entertainment, PGA TOUR, Rush Street Interactive, SeventySix Capital, Sightline Payments, Sinclair Broadcast Group, USFL, Vegas Golden Knights, VSiN and Washington Commanders.

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*MEDIA ADVISORY* AGA to Host State of the Industry Presentation, Release Report on Record-Breaking 2023 Commercial Gaming Revenue

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The American Gaming Association (AGA) will hold its annual State of the Industry presentation with AGA President and CEO Bill Miller on Tuesday, February 20 at 11:30 AM ET/8:30 AM PT.

 

During the presentation, the AGA will release full-year 2023 commercial gaming revenue numbers, discuss gaming’s third consecutive record-setting revenue year, provide analysis on the current gaming landscape, and preview AGA priorities for 2024.

 

Media are invited to a press call immediately following the presentation for Q&A.

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What: AGA State of the Industry: Gaming’s Look Ahead & 2023 Commercial Gaming Revenue Tracker Release

Who: AGA President and CEO Bill Miller and Vice President, Research David Forman

When: Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 11:30 AM ET/8:30 AM PT

Where: WEBINAR REGISTRATION | PRESS CALL REGISTRATION

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For questions about this event or AGA’s Commercial Gaming Revenue Tracker, contact [email protected].

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OKTO Joins American Gaming Association

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OKTO, a leading global digital payment solutions provider, proudly announces its ally membership with the American Gaming Association (AGA), the premier national trade group for the U.S. casino gaming industry. The membership solidifies OKTO’s dedication to the highest regulatory standards, continual support for responsible gambling practices, and the advancement of digital transformation in the industry.

As the national trade group representing the U.S. casino industry, the American Gaming Association (AGA) fosters a policy and business environment where legal, regulated gaming thrives. The AGA’s diverse membership of commercial and tribal casino operators, sports betting and iGaming companies, gaming suppliers, and more lead the $329 billion industry and support 1.8 million jobs across the country.

As a member of the AGA, OKTO aims to bolster its ability to provide advanced payment services to regional merchants while actively engaging with local authorities for a secure and responsible gambling ecosystem.

Theo Engelis, OKTO’s Vice President North America, expressed, “Joining the AGA allows us to contribute to the advancement of the American gaming landscape. OKTO is committed to upholding stringent regulatory standards and collaborating closely with local authorities to deliver innovative, secure, and efficient cashless payment solutions in the American gaming industry.”

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OKTO will actively participate in member events to share our unique perspective on the digital payments’ environment. This commitment underscores OKTO’s dedication to remaining at the forefront of the American gaming Industry, fostering industry relationships, and supporting shared business objectives.

OKTO’s membership with AGA highlights its proactive contribution to the industry’s growth and responsible development, showcasing a commitment to excellence, innovation, and the promotion of a secure and responsible gaming environment.

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AGA Launches First-of-its-Kind Industry Training to Combat Human Trafficking

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The American Gaming Association (AGA), in partnership with RG24seven Virtual Training, launched a first-of-its-kind, free online training to educate gaming industry employees on how to combat human trafficking. The announcement comes on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

Available to all gaming companies beginning today, the free training is based on AGA’s Guide to Preventing and Combating Human Trafficking and draws on expertise from AGA’s Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force, nonprofits and law enforcement.

“Combating human trafficking is integral to our industry’s commitment to the communities in which we operate. The AGA is proud to lead the industry’s fight against this abhorrent crime and this free training empowers employees at all levels to spot and prevent cases of human trafficking,” Alex Costello, VP of Government Relations at AGA, said.

“Responsibility in gaming means more than promoting safer gambling—it means a commitment to all forms of customer and community safety. We’re honored to work with the AGA and advance the gaming industry’s efforts with the launch of today’s training,” said RG24seven CEO Wendy Anderson.

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Presented by AGA and industry experts, the training utilizes videos and quizzes to educate learners, who will receive a verified certificate upon successful completion.

In addition to launching the training, the AGA is participating in Human Trafficking Prevention Month with the release of an updated gaming-specific toolkit for combating human trafficking. AGA representatives will also be participating in anti-trafficking events throughout the month hosted by the University of Maryland’s SAFE Center, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Countering Human Trafficking, and a congressional briefing hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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