Frank Fahrenkopf, the president of the American Gaming Association, took exeption to the Las Vegas Review Journal's recent charaterization of the AGA's stance on Internet gambling as "lukewarm."

The esteemed gaming executive denied that AGA was lukewarm, and stressed that, "In fact, some of our member companies have been vocal about their interest in getting into this sector of the business should it be legalized."

Industry observers note that several AGA members already have online gambling ventures in the European market, making them better prepared should the USA online gambling market re-open.


Following its Board meeting over the issue, in January 2007 Helen Thomsen of the association stated, "The AGA supports a study of online gambling in the US being congressionally funded. Such a study would look into how online gambling could be properly regulated and controlled