Friday, Aug. 13, 2010 | 2:10 p.m.
Former Shuffle Master Chief Executive Tim Parrott, who died in May, will be inducted into the American Gaming Association Hall of Fame, the gaming industry’s chief lobbying organization announced this week.
Parrott will be posthumously inducted in November in Las Vegas at the Global Gaming Expo, which the AGA sponsors annually.
“Tim was a savvy businessman, devoted to the entertainment industry, and he was a driving force behind the development and evolution of gaming throughout his career,” AGA President and CEO Frank Fahrenkopf said in a statement.
Parrott served as Shuffle Master’s president and chief executive for about a year before stepping down for medical leave in April 2010.
His career in the gaming industry spans more than 20 years. Before coming to Shuffle Master, he served as president and CEO of the Americas for Aristocrat Technologies, Inc, overseeing operations in North America, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Parrott also held the position of chairman and CEO of Boomtown, Inc. from 1988 to 1998. After the company merged with Pinnacle Entertainment, he remained on Pinnacle’s board of directors and offered his services as a consultant.