AGA releases responsible gaming code

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The association updated its code of conduct with a series of measures set to protect players.

US.- The American Gaming Association (AGA) updated its “Responsible Gaming Code of Conduct”, which sets the guidelines for the American gaming industry to focus on promoting and responsible gaming.

The updated version of the code features measures that are mainly dedicated to the protection of consumers and the transparency of games. Among those implementations, AGA is betting for enhanced transparency related to odds and payouts, as well as transparency in advertising and how it affects the probability of players winning, as igamingbusiness.com reported. Moreover, the gaming association code of conduct that intensified employee training programs is applicable to all forms of gaming, whilst it was only available for land-based activities.

“The code seeks to enhance the industry’s commitment to protecting players and regularly seeking opportunities for industry-wide improvement,” said the American Gaming Association. Back in June, the entity started a campaign in order to convince the US government to stop the ban on sports betting.

AGA concluded a national survey earlier this year and released the results that a majority of NFL (National Football League) fans support the idea of overturning the federal sports betting prohibition. The poll conducted by the Morning Consult questioned approximately 45k fans in a two week period at the end of 2016, and it was centered in PASPA, the sports protection act that was passed in 1992 and prevents states from offering gambling lines on sports.