On the heels of a significant shift in its membership and governance structure, the American Gaming Association (AGA) welcomed five new board members: The Cordish Company, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Global Cash Access, Novomatic and Vantiv Gaming Solutions. The AGA also added six general members: Casino City Press, Fantini Research, FPL Advisory Group, Ho-Chunk Gaming, Ortiz Gaming and YWS Design & Architecture. These new members are in addition to nine members that joined the organization in January and are part of a strategy to unite casino gaming and its allies.
“The AGA’s Number One priority is to unite the gaming industry,” said Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the AGA. “The budding coalescence of the gaming industry and wave of interest in the AGA strengthens our ability to share gaming’s story and effectively advocate in Washington, state capitols and developing gaming markets around the globe.”
AGA’s Board of Directors took a monumental step in late 2014 to reshape the industry association as more inclusive and transparent. The new structure includes licensed, commercial and tribal casino gaming operators and suppliers who comply with the AGA’s Member Code of Conduct and dues requirements. In addition, industry allies, such as financial services companies, non-gaming suppliers and destination marketing organizations, may join the new AGA.
New Board Members
The Cordish Company: The Cordish Company is a third generation, family owned business that operates the Maryland Live! Casino in Hanover, Maryland. For more information, please visit: http://www.cordish.com/.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a 2,995-room luxury resort at the heart of The Strip featuring a 100,000 square foot casino, three unique pool experiences, 150,000 square feet of state-of-the-art convention and meeting space, 40,000-square foot performance and event space The Chelsea, signature restaurants and eclectic line-up of new-to-market retailers. For more information visit www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.
Global Cash Access: GCA provides integrated gaming payments solutions, video and mechanical reel gaming content and technology solutions, as well as compliance and efficiency software. For more information, please visit: http://www.gcainc.com/.
Novomatic: The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the biggest producers and operators of gaming technologies and one of the largest integrated gaming companies in the world. For more information, visit: http://www.novomatic.com/en.
Vantiv Gaming Solutions: Vantiv Gaming Solutions simplifies the process of payments within the complex environments of regulated and unregulated gaming, delivering market ready payment solutions to all aspects of the gaming industry including casinos, iGaming, digital gaming, sports books, lotteries, fantasy sports and ADWs. For more information, please visit http://vantivgamingsolutions.com/
New General Members:
Casino City Press: Casino City Press is a leading publisher and distributor of reference books and directories for the gaming industry. Along with several print and CD publications, Casino City Press provides continually updated online resource tools for gaming industry professionals. For more information, visit: http://www.casinocitypress.com.
Fantini Research: Fantini Research publishes e-dailies and information for investors and corporate executives in the gaming industry, and provides research on request as well as advisory services. For more information, please visit: http://www.fantiniresearch.com.
FPL Advisory Group: FPL Advisory Group (FPL) is a global professional services firm that specializes in executive search, compensation and management consulting solutions across the real estate, asset and wealth management, hospitality and leisure, and healthcare sectors. For more information, visit: http://www.fpladvisorygroup.com.
Ho-Chunk Gaming: Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin is owned and operated by the Ho-Chunk Nation, with headquarters in Black River Falls, Wis. The Ho-Chunk Nation also owns and operates Ho-Chunk Gaming locations in Madison, Nekoosa, Tomah, Wisconsin Dells, and Wittenberg. For more information, visit: http://www.ho-chunk.com.
Ortiz Gaming: Ortiz Gaming is a multinational developer of electronic slot and bingo gaming machines. For more information, visit: http://www.ortizgaming.com/.
YWS Design & Architecture: YWS Design & Architecture is an international design firm specializing in leisure environments in hospitality, gaming, retail, dining and entertainment. For more information, visit https://ywsinternational.com/.