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AGA’s Freeman Favors States Over Feds For Sports-Betting Regulation

The leader of the American gaming industry’s top trade association in Washington, D.C. on Thursday said states, not the federal government, should regulate sports betting if and when it expands beyond Nevada.

“We don’t see any federal solution here,” Geoff Freeman, the American Gaming Association (AGA) president and CEO, said during a keynote speech to the East Coast Gaming Congress in Atlantic City.

“Perhaps there are some federal minimum standards, but at the end of the day, it’s up to the states to choose whether or not they want to regulate sports betting,” Freeman said.

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