AGA elects Everi’s Michael Rumbolz as new Chair

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The AGA has confirmed that Michael Rumbolz will take up the position of the body’s chair in January 2024. 

Rumbolz was elected to the position of Chair of the AGA by the association’s board of directors and will serve a two-year term in the new year. 

Currently the Executive Chair of gaming technology supplier Everi Holdings, Rumbolz will take up his term by replacing previous chairman Jim Allen, who is the Chairman of Hard Rock International and CEO of Seminole Gaming, after his two-year term expires. 

“I am grateful for the opportunity to help shape gaming’s future as the AGA’s next chair,” said Rumbolz. “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.”

During Allen’s tenure, the AGA has conducted its Covid recovery plan which has led to record-setting growth and over two full years of monthly gaming revenue growth. 

Meanwhile, Allen’s chairmanship also saw the AGA work to evolve the industry’s approach to responsible gambling, which was demonstrated through efforts to curb illegal gambling and implementing new marketing codes to keep players safe on legal platforms. 

“Jim’s knowledge, insight and guidance have helped the AGA advance our mission and maximize 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,” said the AGA’s President and CEO Bill Miller.

Replacing Allen, Rumbolz has had a storied career within the industry having been on the supplier and regulatory side of the business. 

As well as being the Executive Chair of Everi, he has also been President and CEO of the firm, a Member and Chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, and Chief Deputy Attorney General of Nevada.

Miller added: “It’s an honor 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.”