AGA names Jim Allen as chairman

Allen’s two-year term starts in January 2022.
Allen’s two-year term starts in January 2022.

The American Gaming Association has chosen Hard Rock International’s chairman to replace Trevor Croker.

US.- The American Gaming Association (AGA) has appointed Jim Allen, chairman of Hard Rock International and chief executive of Seminole Gaming, as its new chairman. Allen was elected by AGA´s Board of Directors to replace Aristocrat Technologies CEO Trevor Croker, who has served as chair since January 2020.

Allen’s two-year term starts in January 2022. He has been on the AGA board of directors since 2015. He has led all gaming, hospitality, and entertainment operations for the Seminole Tribe of Florida for more than 15 years.

Allen said: “This is a pivotal juncture for the gaming industry and I’m honored to serve as the AGA’s next chairman. The AGA has played an essential role in uniting the industry throughout the pandemic, and I’m thankful to Trevor and the AGA board of directors for entrusting me to help lead the industry’s continued recovery.”

Trevor Croker said: “It has been a privilege to serve as AGA chairman. I’m incredibly proud of our success in laying the foundation for gaming’s recovery and ensuring our future is brighter than ever. I have the utmost confidence that Jim, Bill and the entire association will continue to lead the gaming industry forward.”

AGA President and CEO Bill Miller commented: “I’m thrilled to welcome Jim as AGA chairman. Jim brings decades of experience in commercial casino operations and tribal gaming — a perspective that will be invaluable as we work to set the industry’s agenda, accelerate gaming’s comeback, and strengthen our value to communities across the country.”

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