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AGA Issues Code of Conduct

Lobbying group the American Gaming Association (AGA) today released a code of conduct for companies operating in a federal poker market.

The code of conduct has six points:

  • Submit to Extensive Background Investigations of the Company and Key Personnel
  • Ensure Proper Identification of Every U.S. Online Poker Player
  • Submit to Regular Testing and Auditing of Online Poker Software
  • Implement Effective Player Exclusion Processes
  • Incorporate Effective Responsible Gaming Protections on Their Sites
  • Implement Effective Anti-Money-Laundering Procedures

Click here to read the full code of conduct.

On July 6, the AGA announced that it will put forward its own legislation this autumn. The group, which represent the nation’s brick-and-mortar casinos, favours legislation that appoints Nevada and New Jersey as sole licensing and regulatory authorities. The AGA wants tax revenues to be split between the two regulatory states and the state where the gambler resides, with the federal government receiving only income tax on winnings.

Frank Fahrenkopf, Chief Executive of the AGA, has been dismissive of attempts by individual states and jurisdictions to create their own legislation, doubting the ability of Iowa and the District of Columbia to provide sufficient liquidity.

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