The American Gaming Association (AGA) has named the Gaming Hall of Fame Class of 2022, inducting three new members for their significant contributions to the gaming industry.
The three inductees going into the AGA’s Gaming Hall of Fame this year are Gavin Isaacs, Virginia McDowell, and Michael Rumbolz.
Isaacs is the former President and CEO of Scientific Games and the current Chairman of Games Global. McDowell is the former President and CEO of Isle of Capri Casinos, current Non-Executive Director at Entain, and Co-Founder of Global Gaming Women. Rumbolz is the former CEO and current Executive Chairman of the Board at Everi Holdings.
“Gavin, Virginia, and Mike have each helped transform the gaming industry in their own significant ways,” commented AGA President and CEO Bill Miller.
“From leading casino and manufacturing operations across the country to serving in a multitude of board and advisory roles, their influence has spanned the US and global gaming industry—and we are all better off for it.”
The Gaming Hall of Fame has recognized gaming leaders for their contributions to the industry since its inception in 1989.
Last year, both the Class of 2020 and 2021 were inducted into the Hall of Fame as the event was postponed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Class of 2022 will be honored during an invitation-only induction ceremony at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas this October.
Isaacs, McDowell, and Rumbolz were selected to be inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame by an independent panel of gaming executives.
Jim Allen, AGA Chairman of the Board, Hard Rock International Chairman, and Seminole Gaming CEO, added: “The Gaming Hall of Fame is comprised of individuals that have pushed the industry forward through innovation, leadership, and excellence. This year’s inductees are well-deserving additions to its ranks.
“I look forward to celebrating their contributions alongside the entire gaming industry at G2E 2022.”