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AGEM names David Lucchese as new president


Gaming technology supplier Everi has announced that its executive vice president of sales, marketing and digital, David Lucchese, has been appointed president of the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) as of January 12, 2021.

AGEM is a non-profit international trade association representing manufacturers and suppliers of electronic gaming devices, lotteries, systems, table games, key components and support products and services for the gaming industry.

The association aims to further the interests of gaming equipment suppliers throughout the world through political action, regulatory influence, education and information sharing.

Lucchese has been an executive vice president of Everi since 2014, prior to which he served as vice president of sales for Bally Technologies.

“I am delighted that my peers have selected me as the newest President of AGEM,” he said.

“I look forward to working with the entire AGEM leadership team and our member companies, maintaining the collaborative efforts which have served us well throughout the years.

“Together, we will continue to ensure that the voices of AGEM’s worldwide members are heard on important political, regulatory, problem gambling and other matters.”

AGEM’s executive director Marcus Prater said Lucchese had “vast” industry experience and a deep understanding of the issues facing gaming suppliers amid the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

“We will forge ahead under his leadership and the overall gaming industry will emerge from this in a better position by working together to promote a spirit of cooperation championed by Dave, the AGEM officers, and our member companies.”

Results published in November showed that Everi had benefited from the reopening of casinos across the US in the third quarter of 2020, as revenue for the three months to 30 September came to $112.1m.

This marked significant improvement on the $38.7m generated in the Covid-19 hit second quarter. The figure was still down 16.7% year-on-year, however.