The American Gaming Association (AGA) announced that it has added eight new members – including three new board members – as the organization continues to grow and represent the totality of the casino gaming industry. The three new board members are AGS, Cherokee Nation Entertainment and Delaware North. Joining as general members are Acres 4.0, American Casino & Entertainment Properties, FireKeepers Casino, NYX Gaming and Genius Sports.
AGA’s membership has increased by more than 50 percent in the last year.
“AGA’s growing membership across every sector of the gaming industry positions us to effectively advocate for the most pressing issues we face,” said Geoff Freeman, AGA president and CEO. “Gaming’s big table – made up of tribal and commercial operators, casino suppliers, allied members – is uniting the industry and driving consensus on the most important industry issues.”
AGA’s membership growth comes as a result of a significant shift in the organization’s membership and governance structure that took effect in late 2014, when tribal gaming operators were invited to join commercial operators, casino suppliers and allied members.
New Board Members
AGS: AGS is a full-service designer and manufacturer of gaming products for the casino floor. Headquartered in Las Vegas, the Company’s roots are in the Class II, Native American market, and it has recently expanded its product lines to include top performing slot games for the Class III commercial marketplace as well as specialty table game products and mobile games.
Cherokee Nation Entertainment: Cherokee Nation Entertainment is the wholly-owned gaming and hospitality company of the Cherokee Nation, the largest federally-recognized tribe in the United States. CNE operates Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa; eight Cherokee Casinos, including a horse racing track; three hotels; three golf courses and other retail operations.
Delaware North: Delaware North is one of the largest privately-held hospitality and food service companies in the world. Delaware North Gaming, headquartered in Buffalo, New York, owns and operates casinos in New York, Illinois, Florida, Arizona, West Virginia, Arkansas and Ohio.
New General Members
Acres 4.0: Acres was founded by John Acres, the inventor of player tracking. Headquartered in Las Vegas, the company provides innovative technology solutions to help casino properties around the world transform the gaming experience to remain relevant and profitable.
American Casino & Entertainment Properties LLC: American Casino & Entertainment Properties is a casino holding company headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. They operate four gaming and entertainment properties in southern Nevada: the Stratosphere Casino Hotel & Tower, Arizona Charlie’s Decatur and Arizona Charlie’s Boulder in Las Vegas and the Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin.
FireKeepers Casino: FireKeepers Casino Hotel is located in Battle Creek, Michigan and is owned and operated by the Notawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi. The property features an 111,700-square foot gaming floor with 2,900 slot machines, 70 table games, a live poker room and a bingo room.
Genius Sports: Genius Sports is a world leader in sport data integrity protection helping sports governing bodies manage integrity concerns related to match fixing and betting-related corruption.
NYX Gaming Group Limited: NYX Gaming is a digital gaming supplier headquartered in Las Vegas that employs more than 445 employees based in eight countries across Europe, North America and Australia. The company provides one of the world’s largest portfolios of leading content and technology to some of the foremost gaming operators, lotteries and casinos across the globe.
About AGA: The American Gaming Association is the premier national trade group representing the $240 billion U.S. casino industry, which supports 1.7 million jobs in 40 states. AGA members include commercial and tribal casino operators, suppliers and other entities affiliated with the gaming industry. It is the mission of the AGA to be the single most effective champion of the industry, relentlessly protecting against harmful and often misinformed public policies, and paving a path for growth, innovation and reinvestment.