American Gaming Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman invited attorneys general, police chiefs and other top law enforcement officials to partner with the AGA in its “Stop Illegal Gambling – Play it Safe” initiative to crack down on illegal gambling operations across the country.
Freeman spoke at Beau Rivage in Biloxi during the National Association of Attorneys General Presidential Initiative Summit.
“Legal and regulated casino gaming in America is based on a foundation of integrity – something that is sorely lacking in the multi-billion dollar illegal gambling sector,” said Freeman.
“Our industry is committed to working with law enforcement to expose illegal gambling, protect consumers and restore the revenue and jobs lost to shady, predatory operators.”
Attorney General Jim Hood, State of Mississippi and NAAG president, said: “There is clearly a stark difference between the legal regulated gaming market and illegal bad actors that prey on consumers. I am exploring the idea of establishing a committee to address illegal gambling.”
The “Stop Illegal Gambling – Play it Safe” initiative seeks to distinguish the highly regulated, $240 billion legal gaming industry from the criminal networks that rely on illegal gambling to fund violent crimes and drug and human trafficking.
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