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American Gaming Association drops support for Internet gaming


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American Gaming Association CEO Geoff Freeman
The American Gaming Association no longer supports Internet gaming.

As recently as December, the AGA told lawmakers they should legalize online wagering. But CEO Geoff Freeman told The Wall Street Journal that a dispute among the group's members led to the change in position.

"One of the things I’ve learned in this industry is we are extraordinarily competent at shooting at one another,” Freeman told the Journal. “The snipers in this industry are of the highest quality, and if you let that be the focus, we’ll kill each other.”

Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has vowed to spend "whatever it takes" to ban Internet gaming in the U.S.

Get the Story:
Online Gambling Suffers Setback (The Wall Street Journal 5/21)
Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson leads charge against online gambling (The Los Angeles Times 5/21)

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