AGA adds to hall of fame with Isaacs, McDowell & Rumbolz recognitions


The American Gaming Association has disclosed the addition to the ‘Gaming Hall of Fame Class of 2022,’ with a trio of introductions being made due to “noteworthy contributions to the industry”.

This will see Gavin Isaacs, former President and CEO of Scientific Games Corporation and current Chair of Games Global, Virginia McDowell, former President and CEO of Isle of Capri Casinos and current Non-Executive Director of Entain and Cofounder of Global Gaming Women, and Michael Rumbolz, former CEO and current Executive Chair of the Board at Everi, be honoured at October’s Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.

“Gavin, Virginia and Mike have each helped transform the gaming industry in their own significant ways,” said Bill Miller, AGA President and CEO. 

“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 honourees were selected by an independent panel that comprised Jim Allen, Chair of Hard Rock International and CEO of Seminole Gaming, Kirsten Clark, Executive Director of International Association of Gaming Advisors, Steve Sutherland, President and CEO of Konami Gaming, and Jeffrey Compton, Business Manager of CDC Gaming Reports.

Further committee members included Alan Feldman, Chair of International Center for Responsible Gaming and Distinguished Fellow at UNLV International Gaming Institute, Dan Little, Chief Intergovernmental Affairs Officer at San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, and Cassie Stratford, SVP, Legal Operations & Regulatory Compliance at Boyd Gaming and President and Chair of Global Gaming Women.  

“The Gaming Hall of Fame is comprised of individuals that have pushed the industry forward through innovation, leadership and excellence,” said AGA Chair of the Board Allen. 

“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.”