The American Gaming Association board of directors elected Mike Rumbolz, executive chairman of the board of Everi Holdings, as the association’s new chairman. He will succeed Hard Rock International Chairman and Seminole Gaming CEO Jim Allen, who has served as AGA chairman since January 2022. Rumbolz begins his two-year term in January 2024.
Working from a busboy to the C-suite, Rumbolz’s career spans all levels and aspects of the gaming industry with experience encompassing gaming equipment manufacturing and distribution, hotel and casino operations, casino fintech, digital gaming, and gaming legislation and regulation. Rumbolz previously served as president and CEO of Everi, member and chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, and chief deputy attorney general of Nevada.
During Allen’s tenure as chairman, the AGA supported the industry’s record-setting Covid recovery while working to evolve the industry’s approach to responsible gaming and launching a new effort to stop illegal gambling.