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Fertitta and Wynn Joining American Gaming Association for 2014

Fertitta and Wynn Joining American Gaming Association for 2014

Station Casinos Chairman Frank Fertitta III is joining the American Gaming Association Board of Directors this year, along with Steve Wynn (Image: renoetahoe.com)

Simply Take your seats and get ready for some head-whipping interplay between power players: the American Gaming Association (AGA) the Washington, D.C.-based primary lobbying arm for the main casino conglomerates in America has some brand new constituents. It should make for an interesting 12 months ahead since these casinos’ executives determine the course for gambling in the usa, and in particular, online gambling.

Wynn Comes Back

Joining this powerhouse organization a group tasked largely with persuading federal legislators to do this where it’s required regarding gaming will be Wynn Resorts Ltd., Station Casinos, and upscale Kentucky Derby racetrack and casino operator Churchill Downs Inc. Each of these companies will likely then have an official member representing their interests on the AGA’s board of directors.

Going back to the organization that he initially founded straight back in 1995 will be casino magnate Steve Wynn, chairman of his eponymous company, and obviously one of the gaming industries more invigorated proponents. After he offered his Mirage Resorts to that which was then called MGM Grand Corp. back in 1999, Wynn had walked away from the corporation. Their views on online gaming are significantly circumspect, so it will be inter Read more