The gaming industry is poised to enter the digital age with open arms, welcoming the new opportunities and challenges bestowed by modern technology.
That’s the pledge from new American Gaming Association CEO Geoff Freeman.
In his first major speech as the head of the AGA, Freeman urged the U.S. gaming industry to embrace the opportunities created by the digital expansion of gaming and challenged federal policymakers to establish minimum standards that “make innovation possible” in what he referred to as “one of gaming’s most dynamic eras.”
Freeman’s remarks came during a keynote speech to the European iGaming Congress, a gathering of more than 1,500 online gaming professionals and executives from Europe and around the world.
In his remarks, Freeman outlined his intent to drive a more proactive, aggressive and unapologetic agenda for the industry, describing his organization as “an AGA aggressively in pursuit of growth.”
Freeman committed to moving swiftly to remove barriers to industry growth, educating the public about gaming’s important economic contributions, and ensuring the continued creation of innovative products and experiences – including online gaming.
“We will clear a pathway for our members to attract a new generation of gamers, tap into the huge potential offered by digital expansion, and hope to change the game, once again,” Freeman concluded.