Casino industry lobby elects representatives

15 January 2013

The chief executive of Deutsche Bank Securities was elected to serve as a director of the American Gaming Association (AGA), the Washington D.C.-based lobbying arm of the casino industry.

Richard Byrne, previously director-elect, was elected for a one-year term as an at-large director.

William Newby, global head of gaming investment banking at Jefferies & Company Inc., was selected by the AGA board as a director-elect for the coming year.

At the association's annual meeting in December, four board members were re-elected to three-year terms: Bally Technologies Chairman Richard Haddrill, Caesars Entertainment Chairman Gary Loveman, Aristocrat Leisure Ltd. CEO Jamie Odell and Penn National Gaming President Tim Wilmott.

Larry Ruvo, senior managing director of Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada, also was re-elected to the board for an additional one-year term as an at-large director.

Haddrill serves as the AGA chairman with MGM Resorts International Chairman Jim Murren serving as vice chairman. They will continue in their positions until their terms conclude at the end of this year.

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