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by Card Player News Team |  Published: Apr 30, 2010


AGA Now ‘Open’ to Online Poker Major Casino Association Changes Online Gaming Position The American Gaming Association is now “open to the concept of legalized Internet gambling,” the association’s President and CEO Frank Fahrenkopf told Card Player in a March interview. Its new position marks a significant change for the powerful lobbying group that previously had remained neutral on the issue. “We now believe that Internet gaming can be properly regulated, so long as there is a tough regulatory framework that is put in place,” said Fahrenkopf. “We would be open to looking at legislation that’s out there to see whether or not it provides the consumer protections that we think are so important.” The AGA, which actually opposed all forms of Internet gambling as recently as about a decade ago, has some of the most powerful casino companies in the world among its members — including Harrah’s Entertainment, MGM ...

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