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AGA Endorses Reps. Valadao and Carter’s Legislation to Create Employer Certification for Anti-Human Trafficking Training

Washington, D.C.The American Gaming Association (AGA) endorsed legislation authored by Congressmen David Valadao (R-CA) and Troy Carter (D-LA) that would create a program under the Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign to certify employers that train their workforce on identifying and combating human trafficking. This legislation was introduced today.


“Businesses across hospitality, entertainment and transportation have a responsibility to bolster the front lines in the fight against human trafficking and the gaming industry is wholly committed to this imperative,” said AGA President and CEO Bill Miller. “The AGA thanks Reps. Valadao and Carter for their commitment to combating this detestable crime and for recognizing businesses that share this commitment.”

“California has the highest number of reported human trafficking cases of any state in the country, and it’s impacting communities right here in the Central Valley,” said Congressman Valadao. “Employees in the entertainment, hospitality and transportation industries are often the first line of defense in detecting human trafficking, and it’s critical they have the necessary training to spot indicators of this crime and save lives. We must continue working together at the local, state and federal level to raise awareness and bring an end to this growing and disturbing crime.”

During Human Trafficking Prevention Month in January, the AGA, in partnership with RG24seven Virtual Training, launched a first-of-its-kind online training to educate gaming industry employees – free of charge – on how to combat human trafficking.

The training utilizes videos and quizzes to educate learners, who will receive a verified certificate upon successful completion. To request organization-wide access to the training, gaming company executives, managers and other representatives should contact info@rg24seven.com.

“The legislation proposed today by Reps. Valadao and Carter validates and strengthens the role of employee training in combating human trafficking,” said AGA Vice President, Government Relations Alex Costello. “The AGA encourages businesses across the gaming industry to take advantage of AGA’s free training as part of their dedication to responsibility and protecting their communities.”

About the AGA

As the national trade group representing the U.S. casino industry, the American Gaming Association fosters a policy and business environment where legal, regulated gaming thrives. The AGA’s diverse membership of commercial and tribal casino operators, sports betting and iGaming companies, gaming suppliers, and more lead the $329 billion industry and support 1.8 million jobs across the country.