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AGA names Aristocrat Leisure’s Croker as new chair


The American Gaming Association (AGA) has appointed Trevor Croker, chief executive and managing director of Aristocrat Leisure, as its new chairman.

Croker succeeds Tim Wilmott, the president and chief executive of Penn National Gaming, who has led the AGA since 2018.

Croker has served on the AGA board since taking on the role of chief executive at Aristocrat in 2017, prior to which he held a number of leadership positions at the slot machine manufacturer.

“It’s a great privilege to lead the AGA during a time of great growth and change in the gaming industry,” Croker said. “I look forward to continuing the progress made under Tim’s leadership to modernize the industry and make responsible gaming a signature priority.”

Bill Miller, president and chief executive of the AGA, added: “Trevor brings with him invaluable insight from our supplier members and fresh perspectives on how to propel the industry into the next generation of gaming.”

Miller also paid tribute to Wilmott, who is to retire from his role with Penn at the end of 2019. The business’ chief operating officer Jay Snowden has been named as his replacement.

“Tim led the AGA during a dynamic period for the industry and provided a steady hand throughout the association’s own evolution. The entire gaming industry benefited from his leadership, and I’m personally grateful for his continued and wise counsel.”