Michael D. Rumbolz has over 30 years experience in all aspects of the gaming industry, encompassing casino project development, construction, hotel and casino operations, lottery and slot route operations, gaming-related equipment and systems manufacturing and distribution, and gaming legislation and regulation. He has evaluated projects and assisted in defining and implementing gaming regulatory systems for both businesses and governments in existing and emerging gaming jurisdictions throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.
He is Managing Director of Acme Gaming LLC, a consulting company formed in 2000 to provide development, merger, acquisition, strategic planning, legal, compliance, and other services to businesses involved in various facets of regulated industries.
Mr. Rumbolz is also a member of the Management Committee of Seminole Hard Rock International, LLC (SHRI), He serves as Chairman of its Compensation and Governance committee. SHRI is the entity which acquired all of the café, hotel, casino and franchise assets of Hard Rock International from Rank Group, Plc. and is wholly owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
He is a member, and formerly Chairman, of the Board of Directors of Employers Insurance Group (EIG-NYSE), and serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee. He has served on the Board since January 2000. EIG provides workers compensation insurance coverage to employers in 30 states.
Mr Rumbolz is also a member of the Board of Directors of Global Cash Access (GCA-NYSE) is Chairman of their Compliance Committee and was formerly a strategy consultant to the company’s CEO
He is also a member of the Board of Managers of Affinity Gaming, LLC, the owner and operator of 14 casinos in four states. He is Chairman of its Governance and Nominating committee and Compliance committee.
Mr. Rumbolz was Chairman and CEO of Cash Systems, Inc. (CKNN-NASDAQ), a provider of cash access services to the casino industry beginning in January 2005 until the Company’s sale to Global Cash Access (GCA-NYSE) in September 2008. Its products collectively comprised the primary means by which casinos make cash available to their customers. The Company was operating in over 125 Native American and commercial casinos throughout the United States at the time of its sale.
Until July 2001, he was Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Casino Data Systems (CDS-NYSE). Mr. Rumbolz was appointed to the CDS Board in May 2000. CDS was a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of casino management and operating systems for the gaming industry, until its sale in July 2001 to Aristocrat Leisure, Pty., an Australian gaming products manufacturer.
From June 1995 to March 2000, Mr. Rumbolz held the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer of Anchor Gaming (SLOT-NASDAQ), a diversified gaming company that concentrated its efforts in the management of its wholly owned casinos, U.S. and international lottery operations, proprietary gaming machine manufacture and distribution, and slot machine route operations. The Company was subsequently acquired by International Game Technology.
Mr. Rumbolz was Director of Corporate Development for Circus Circus Enterprises, Inc., (later renamed Mandalay Resort Group, and acquired by MGM Grand in 2005), from late 1992 until June 1995. He was responsible for evaluation and development of affiliated gaming and entertainment facilities in new and emerging gaming jurisdictions. In December 1993, Mr. Rumbolz became the first President and Managing Director of Windsor Casino Limited, a consortium owned by Circus Circus Enterprises, Inc., Hilton Hotels Corporation, and Caesars World, Inc. In that capacity, he was responsible for the development, construction and operation of the first privately managed casino operation owned by the Province of Ontario, Canada.
Mr. Rumbolz was named President of Trump-Nevada in February 1989 and was a member of the executive team which opened Trump Taj Mahal in April 1990. He later became Executive Vice President of Trump Castle, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, a position held until early 1992.
In 1985, the Governor of Nevada appointed him to the Nevada State Gaming Control Board, as the board member in charge of the Enforcement and Special Investigations Divisions. He then served as Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board and Executive Director for the Agency from June 1987 through December 1988. During this time he was a founding member of the first inter-country association devoted entirely to gaming regulation and control, now known as the International Association of Gaming Regulators.
He was appointed Chief Deputy Attorney General for Southern Nevada in 1983. In this position he was the Senior Counsel for the Nevada gaming regulatory system and had responsibility for the administration and management of the Attorney General’s offices in Las Vegas and Carson City. His duties included representing the State Gaming Control Board and Nevada Gaming Commission in negotiations with Native American tribes and the U.S. Treasury Department, and before both the Nevada Legislature and U.S. Congress.
Mr. Rumbolz is a member of the International Association of Gaming Attorneys and was a member of its Board of Trustees from 1998 until 2008, when he was elected a ‘Counselor of IAGA’ in perpetuity.
Mr. Rumbolz is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Nathan Adelson Hospice and Chairman of the Board of its “Palliative and Compassionate Care Institute”, the only non-profit hospice and palliative care training facilities in Southern Nevada.
Mr. Rumbolz received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with honors from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. After earning his Law Degree from the University of Southern California, he was in private law practice for several years.