MGW was briefed this week on news that the American Gaming Association (AGA) and National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) have initiated a partnership designed to “expose illegal gambling.”
The efforts, we’re told, will include training for law enforcement officials at Global Gaming Expo (G2E) next month.
The first-ever comprehensive training is part of NDAA’s Comprehensive Training Series and AGA’s “Stop Illegal Gambling – Play it Safe” initiative, the AGA’s news release explains.
The joint presentation and training will feature prosecutors and representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Texas Lottery Commission and the Nevada Gaming Control Board, as well as experts on Tribal sovereignty and other casino industry representatives.
The AGA says that Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt and representatives from the Arizona and Mississippi attorneys general offices are also expected to participate.
“This partnership offers the latest evidence that illegal gambling, including the massive illegal sports betting market, is a priority for law enforcement at every level across the country,” said Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the American Gaming Association. “Global Gaming Expo offers the perfect opportunity to convene district attorneys and others in law enforcement with gaming industry professionals to learn best practices for exposing shady operators that are tied to organized crime and who siphon revenues from governments and the legal, regulated gaming industry.”