American Gaming Association

Tuesday’s AGA panel included, from left, Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the American Gaming Association; Dean Hestermann, corporate director for Issues Management at Caesars Entertainment; Patrick Harris of MGM Resorts International; and Russell Sanna, executive director of the National Center for Responsible Gaming.

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It was back to school this week as Nick and I traveled to Stockton University to talk to the president of the American Gaming Association about the future of gambling and Atlantic City.

Geoff Freeman sees a lot good going on in the city.

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From the Hard Rock announcement to the expansion of entertainment options, the city is in a good position to grow its share of the gambling market.

And that includes getting a piece of sports betting, a prospect Freeman sees as likely given the country's growing acceptance of gambling.

After all, this has been a year in which an NFL team has located a franchise in Las Vegas (the same city that hosted a presidential debate in 2016).

And, he points out, the man in the White House is a former casino owner.

Freeman was at Stockton's main campus in Galloway on Tuesday as part of the AGA's marking of Responsible Gaming Education week, part of a two-stop tour.

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