The Nevada Independent
American Gaming Association CEO Bill Miller said in October that the legal casino industry misses out on $300 billion annually that gamblers wager with illegal betting operations. The study conducted by The Innovation Group found that illegal gambling costs the industry $44.2 billion in potential gaming revenue. AGA asked the U.S. Department of Justice to crack down on illegal, online sportsbooks and casinos as well as unregulated “skill game” slot machines. It's unclear whether Congress will jump on the issue. A vice president of AGA said the research was sent to all 535 members of Congress.