Association Of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Announces Appointment Of Daron Dorsey As New Executive Director Effective March 1, 2022

October 9, 2021 | Vendor News

LAS VEGAS (October 4, 2021) – The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) announced today the appointment of gaming industry veteran Daron Dorsey as its new Executive Director, effective March 1, 2022.

Dorsey will begin his new position next year after previously serving as Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Group Compliance Officer at Ainsworth Game Technology in Las Vegas. Dorsey has also been an Officer and General Counsel of AGEM since 2016.

In addition to his prior roles with AGEM and Ainsworth, Dorsey served as General Counsel for William Hill US after several years of service at two established law firms – Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. and Jolley Urga Wirth & Woodbury. Dorsey’s legal expertise is well-documented, as he has been a member of the State Bar of Nevada since 2001 and is admitted to practice before state and federal courts in Nevada, along with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. His Las Vegas ties run deep and he remains prominently engaged with his alma mater, UNLV. Dorsey currently serves as a Trustee for the UNLV Foundation, as well as serving on the Alumni Leadership Circle, Dean’s Advisory Council, Gaming Law Advisory Board and Law Fund for UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law, where he was honored as the law school’s Alumnus of the Year in 2017.

Dorsey will be replacing Marcus Prater, who has served as AGEM Executive Director since 2008.

“Daron’s broad knowledge base, diverse skill set, and experience will be tremendous assets as he assumes this new role,” AGEM President David Lucchese said. “While we’re sad to see Marcus step away, Daron’s manufacturer background and familiarity with AGEM make him a perfect fit to step in.”

“Marcus devoted over a decade of service to AGEM, overseeing a period of exponential growth in membership, and our industry appreciates all that Marcus has done for us,” Dorsey said. “My hope is AGEM can further build on what it has already accomplished and continue to foster a business environment where its members prosper.”

The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM).

AGEM is a non-profit international technology trade association representing manufacturers and suppliers of electronic gaming devices, lotteries, systems, iGaming / online, game content, table games, sports betting, key components and support products and services for the gaming industry. AGEM works to further the interests of gaming equipment suppliers throughout the world. Through political action, regulatory influence, trade show partnerships, educational alliances, information dissemination and good corporate citizenship, the members of AGEM work together to create benefits for every company within the organization. Together, AGEM has assisted regulatory agencies and participated in the legislative process to solve problems and create a business environment where AGEM members can prosper while providing a strong level of support to education and responsible gaming initiatives. For more information, visit

The current AGEM membership roster, 167 companies strong based in 22 countries, is a who’s who of the technology supplier segment of the global gaming industry.

SOURCE: The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM).

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