Bill Miller Named AGA's New CEO

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December 21st, 2018
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US' casino industry, worth $261 billion by most reliable estimates, will get its new leader via Bill Miller, who has been appointed new president and Chief Executive Officer of the American Gaming Association (AGA).

The announcement came this Tuesday after the AGA's Board of Director named Miller, an esteemed industry figure, the regulator's new man in charge. He will take on his new presidential and CEO roles on January 14th.

A comprehensive search and selection process began in June when a seven-member Search Committee, led by Penn National Gaming CEO and AGA Board of Directors Chairman, Tim Wilmott.

A Carefully Crafted Decision

Miller's spell as Business Roundtable's senior vice president was a period of big success for the company...

...He had helped the organization outgrow its roots and leave a big mark in Washington where he led the association's outreach to Capitol Hill and Administration.

His past experiences also include leadership roles in U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other notable business groups where his senior level expertise proved very valuable.

In his first statement following the decision, Miller said that he is honored to join a team with such a good reputation for “advancing the casino industry's legislative and communications priorities and addressing the issues that matter most to its members.”

“Much to the AGA’s credit, this is a remarkable time for gaming in America. The industry is growing, acceptance of gaming as mainstream entertainment has never been higher and the opportunities to continue to advance gaming’s agenda are abundant. I am eager to help lead the industry in this next era.”, he added.

The Missing Piece

Tim Wilmott, who was leading the extensive search for the new President, commented that the entire Board of Directors is extremely thankful to interim leadership of Stacy Papadopoulos and Sara Slane who led the organization through the transitional period.

He went on to say of Miller as well as future ahead:

“Bill’s extensive work with federal policymakers and as a seasoned leader of membership and industry advocacy organizations was critical to our decision.”

“He joins a successful organization at a time when our industry is enjoying great momentum, thanks in part to a major policy achievement – the ending of the federal sports betting prohibition. On behalf of the AGA Board, I am excited to welcome Bill to the team.”

Appointment in the Era of Growth

Miller is named AGA's new CEO at the time when the US casino gaming industry is growing in every aspect conceivable: financially, popularity-wise and even in terms of new branches of gaming making their appearance, such as sports betting.

In 2017, gaming revenue grew in twenty states with commercial casinos while casino industry brought in more than $40 billion in GGR in total – with an additional $32.4 billion raked in by tribal casinos.

Source:

“AGA Names Bill Miller As New President and Chief Executive Officer”, americangaming.org, December 18, 2018/.

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