American Gaming Association names Hard Rock’s Allen as new chairman
| By Robert Fletcher
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 to the role by the AGA board of directors and will replace Trevor Croker, the chief executive of Aristocrat Technologies who has served as chair since January 2020.
Allen, who will begin his two-year term in January 2022, has served 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.
“This is a pivotal juncture for the gaming industry and I’m honored to serve as the AGA’s next chairman,” Allen said. “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.”