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Casino trade group updates rules to include sports betting

August 7, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The casino industry’s largest lobbying group in the U.S. has updated its code of conduct for responsible gambling to specify that it applies to sports betting activities.

The American Gaming Association unveiled the updated policies Tuesday. The changes come months after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for all 50 states to offer legal sports betting should they desire.

The updated code makes clear that marketing and advertising rules on TV, online and other media, as well as efforts to prevent underage gambling extend to sports betting.

The rules call on casinos to make “diligent efforts” to prevent minors from gambling or placing bets on sports.

It also states gambling and sports betting advertising will not “depart from contemporary standards of good taste” or feature images appealing to minors.

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