International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that Knute Knudson, Jr., Vice President of Global Business Development and Tribal Ambassador, will be inducted into the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) Gaming Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2021. Knudson will be honored on October 5 at the AGA’s Chairman’s Reception during the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, Nev.
Induction into the Gaming Hall of Fame is the highest honor accorded by the gaming industry. Each year, two or more individuals who have distinguished themselves through significant contributions receive this honor. Gaming Hall of Fame honorees are selected by an independent panel of gaming leaders.
“Knute’s dedicated support and committed advocacy of tribal gaming expansion and sustained health and well-being of Indian country are unmatched in our industry,” said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO, Global Gaming. “Knute is a true champion of tribal gaming—a constant source of knowledge, guidance, and support to hundreds of tribes throughout his lengthy career. IGT is incredibly proud that Knute’s impact as a strategic partner and dedicated friend to Indian Country is being recognized with an induction into the AGA’s Gaming Hall of Fame.”
“I am distinctly honored and thrilled to be accepted into this esteemed group of AGA Gaming Hall of Fame honorees,” said Knudson. “The advancement of Indian gaming, tribal self-sufficiency, and, importantly, Tribal Sovereignty has been my life’s work, and my success is intricately tied to Indian people who have trusted me to advance their causes and expand gaming opportunities on their behalf. I am grateful for their confidence, partnerships and friendships and thank IGT for its continued support.”