From: The Hill
By Megan R. Wilson
The $240 billion U.S. gambling industry is looking to bolster its political influence with a national effort to mobilize workers behind its policy agenda heading into the 2016 elections.
The AGA will also be working on cybersecurity and financial regulatory issues, and working to combat illegal gambling, which it says takes important tax dollars away from state and federal budgets and masks other crimes like money laundering. Freeman, the former executive vice president and chief operating officer of the U.S. Travel Association, also wants to enact policies that boost travel and expand the visa waiver program.