Gaming industry group taps new CEO

Business Roundtable’s Bill Miller is slated to be the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) new chief executive officer, sources tell The Hill.

An announcement is expected to come early next week once the board officially votes on Miller, a trade publication reported this week.

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Miller is currently senior vice president at Business Roundtable, a post he has held for over six years. He previously was the national political director at the Chamber of Commerce for 12 years and had a short stint with the communications firm Brunswick Group. Before that he was chief of staff to former Rep. Connie Morella (R-Md.) for eight years.

Miller is heading to the AGA at an important time for the gaming lobby. The Supreme Court in May struck down a 1992 federal law which has banned sports betting in most states. The decision cleared the way for states across the country to allow betting. The AGA and other stakeholders are looking to influence new laws and regulations.

Pennsylvania casinos opened up for sports betting just this week.

AGA’s former CEO Geoff Freeman left the company in August when he was named CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association. Stacy Papadopoulos, AGA’s general counsel and senior vice president of industry services, has been serving as interim CEO. 

AGA represents the $261 billion U.S. casino industry and members include casino operators and suppliers.