Continuing to work with law enforcement and the private sector to distinguish the regulated US gaming industry from illegal gambling, the American Gaming Association (AGA) has released new research exposing how illegal gambling has been used to fund large criminal enterprises across the country.

A new report was released Tuesday during G2E Las Vegas by Virginia Commonwealth University’s Dr. Jay Albanese has detailed the strong ties between illegal gambling operations and organized crime organizations in the US.

It shows that the prevalence of illegal gambling has been so significant that, in 2014 alone, 80 operators in 23 states were convicted of running illegal gambling businesses. 

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