American Gaming Association Adds Churchill

Racetrack company to have a seat on the board of gaming promotional group in 2014.

The American Gaming Association this week announced Dec. 17 that Churchill Downs Inc. will join about 13 other top gaming industry companies on the AGA board of directors.

"This is a critical step in the AGA's evolution as a representative of the entire gaming industry," said AGA President Geoff Freeman of board additions that also included Wynn Resorts and Station Casinos. "We will continue to be passionate advocates for the enormous value the gaming industry provides and there is increasing support for our agenda."

The AGA's 2014 agenda includes widespread promotion of the value the gaming industry provides to local communities, enhancements to the regulatory process that promote greater efficiency and innovation, and a crackdown on entities that engage in gaming in an unlicensed and unregulated manner.

In addition to Wynn, Station Casinos, and CDI, the AGA board includes Bally Technologies, MGM Resorts International, International Game Technology,  Las Vegas Sands Corp., Caesars Entertainment, Isle of Capri Casinos, Aristocrat Leisure, Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada, Pinnacle Entertainment; Boyd Gaming Corporation, and Penn National Gaming.