In 2022, its commercial and tribal revenue surpassed $100bn and marked a new annual record despite economic headwinds.
It also focused its efforts on tackling the illegal market, calling on US Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Department of Justice to boost enforcement against illegal operators, which the Congressional Gaming Caucus then reinforced.
Furthermore, it published research on the scale of illegal gambling in the US, launched StopIllegalGambling.org, and engaged companies like Google to shine the spotlight on the illegal market and pushed for action.
It also released the industry’s first-ever ESG report, extended Responsible Gaming Education Week into a full month, and added new partners to its Have A Game Plan. Bet Responsibly campaign.
The body has also published original research. More than a dozen pieces of research were done and reported regularly on commercial gaming revenue and gaming CEOs’ industry outlook.
At the federal level, AGA held over 140 meetings with policymakers and staff to build support for repealing the sports betting federal excise tax, worked on the slot tax threshold and defended against resort fee regulation.
It also hosted G2E and G2E Asia and welcomed nearly 25,000 gaming professionals, 350 exhibitors and several of gaming’s top CEOs.
Bill, CEO of AGA, said: “As we look ahead to 2023, AGA will continue to tell gaming’s good story and advance industry and association priorities. I’m confident that, together, we’ll make 2023 another great year for gaming.”