The CEO of the American Gaming Association, Geoff Freeman, will leave his current role in August, just two months after seeing the US Supreme Court overturn a nationwide ban on sports betting.
An official announcement released by the AGA stated that Freeman has accepted a similar position with the Grocery Manufacturers Association.
Freeman has headed the AGA since 2013 and has been at the forefront of the US gaming industry’s efforts to lobby for a change in the law to allow sports betting across the country.
“The AGA accomplished many important successes during Geoff’s tenure, most notably the recent Supreme Court ruling declaring the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act unconstitutional, a decision that paves the way for legalised sports betting in the US,” said Tim Wilmott, CEO of Penn National Gaming and the chairman of AGA’s board.
“It is a testament to our industry, as well as to Geoff himself, that GMA would look to gaming as a model for managing through dynamic change and complexity to achieve success in both policy and perceptions.”
The AGA has yet to select Freeman’s successor.