Steelman Spotlight


May 22, 2013

Farewell Fahrenkopf

Farewell Fahrenkopf

The only leader the American Gaming Association has ever known departs with a long list of accomplishments.

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times... in the casino industry in the mid-1990s. Expansion had leaped out from Nevada and New Jersey into Iowa, Illinois, Mississippi, Missouri and beyond. Gaming executives were scouring the plains in search of the next legal gaming jurisdiction. From quaint riverboats to remote Indian reservations, casinos were sprouting up and making millions of dollars a day.