Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Interview with Frank Fahrenkopf, CEO of the American Gaming Association

Fahrenkopf Discusses Online Gaming Issues

March 24, 2010: summarized from Card Player -- rank Fahrenkopf has more than his fair share of experience in both the political and gaming worlds. After serving as the chairman of the Republican National Committee for most of Ronald Reagan’s tenure as president, Fahrenkopf decided to accept a job as chief executive of the newly formed American Gaming Association in 1995.

He told the members of the AGA at that time that he would serve for one year, just to help “get it off the ground.” Fifteen years later, he remains president and CEO of the association, which has matured into a major lobbying force for the commercial casino industry.

Now, he speaks to Card Player to discuss the AGA’s new position on internet gaming, as well as some of the major issues facing the commercial casino industry today. In the interview, he speculates about the possibility that Barney Frank’s bill may be added to other must-pass legislation, just like the UIGEA was in 2006, as well as why he thinks the controversial UIGEA must remain law.

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