Michael Rumbolz Takes Helm as American Gaming Association's New Chair

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The American Gaming Association (AGA) has announced the appointment of Michael Rumbolz, current Executive Chair of Everi Holdings, as its new Chairman.

Rumbolz is an iGaming industry veteran with over four decades of experience in the online gambling sector. He previously served as the CEO of Everi before becoming its Chairman.

He has also been part of Seminole Hard Rock Holdings' board since 2008 and currently serves on the board of Vici Properties.

Rumbolz has held various roles at different industry-leading entities like Affinity Gaming as Independent Chair and Anchor Gaming as President and CEO. He has also acted as the Chairman of the Nevada State Gaming Control Board.

Rumbolz’s rich career also included stints in the finance sector, where he worked at companies like Cash Systems, Global Cash Access, and Poydras Gaming Finance Corp.

I am grateful for the opportunity to help shape gaming’s future as the AGA’s next chair. From stopping illegal gambling to evolving responsible gambling, the AGA is tackling transformational issues and I am eager to build on the progress made during Jim’s tenure.

Michael RumbolzAGA Chair

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Rumbolz to Replace Jim Allen

Having been approved by the AGA board, Rumbolz will commence his new position in January where he will serve two-year terms. He will be replacing Jim Allen, the Chairman of Hard Rock International and Seminole Gaming CEO.

It’s an honour to welcome Mike – an industry legend in his own right – as the next AGA chairman. Mike’s career as an operator, manufacturer and regulator is unparalleled and will be vital to driving meaningful progress on industry priorities. Jim’s knowledge, insight and guidance have helped the AGA advance our mission and maximise our impact for the industry. He’s been a trusted advisor to me and I am thankful for his partnership over the last two years.

Bill MillerAGA President and CEO

Rumbolz's appointment follows the recent addition of Joe Maloney to the association’s executive team. Formerly Washington Commanders’ Vice-President of Public Affairs and Strategic Communication, Maloney assumes the role of senior vice-president of strategic communications, where he'll be responsible for supervising all communications, research, marketing, and public affairs initiatives for AGA. Maloney will also resume his new role in January 2024.