AGA welcomes Anoatubby, Miodunski, Murren & Whittemore to hall of fame

Red carpet

The American Gaming Association has pulled back the curtain on its ‘Gaming Hall of Fame Class of 2023’, with the latest set of additions made “for their significant contributions to the industry”.

This will see Bill Anoatubby, Governor of the Chickasaw Nation, Robert Miodunski, Former CEO of American Gaming Systems; President & CEO of Alliance Gaming and President of Bally Gaming, Jim Murren, Former Chair and CEO of MGM Resorts International and Ellen Whittemore, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Wynn Resorts, be honoured at October’s Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas in an invite-only ceremony.

“This year’s Gaming Hall of Fame class enshrines industry leaders that have positively transformed businesses and communities through their contributions to gaming,” said AGA President and CEO Bill Miller

“From leading casino and supplier operations to advancing industry regulation and tribal gaming, Bill, Ellen, Jim and Robert’s far-reaching impacts on gaming are indelible—and undoubtedly worthy of inclusion in the Hall of Fame.”

The Gaming Hall of Game has been recognising lasting industry impacts since 1989, with the past year welcoming 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 Co -Founder of Global Gaming Women, and Michael Rumbolz, former CEO and current Executive Chair of the Board at Everi.

2023’s honourees were selected by an independent panel that comprised Brett Abarbanel, Executive Director of the International Gaming Institute at UNLV, Jim Allen, Chair of Hard Rock International and CEO of Seminole Gaming, Kirsten Clark, Executive Director of the International Association of Gaming Advisors, and John Connelly, CEO of Interblock.

Further committee members included Brian Hansberry, President of Gaming at Delaware North, Bill Lance, Secretary of State of the Chickasaw Nation, Mark Lipparelli, Chair of the International Center for Responsible Gaming, Cassie Stratford, SVP of Legal Operations & Compliance at Boyd Gaming and President and Chair of Global Gaming Women, and Howard Stutz, Senior Reporter at the The Nevada Independent.