Black Executives On The Rise

August 2023

Stacey Rowland

Current company and role: SVP and General Counsel, Genting Americas

Hometown: Setauket, New York

First job in the gaming industry: General Counsel, Rivers Casino & Resort, Schenectady, New York

What do you like about working in gaming?

The variety of subject matters that I work on and the diversity of the team, as well as our patrons.

Did anything surprise you about the industry when you first started?

How it’s a very big, small business. It amazes me how many people in the industry know each other.

Were you familiar with gambling before landing a job in the industry?

Yes, I enjoy casinos.

What were your thoughts about gaming before starting to work in the industry?

An entertaining and a fun way to spend an evening.

Has your impression of the industry changed at all?

I still think it’s entertaining, but in a different way.

What major trends do you see emerging in the gaming industry over the next 5 to 10 years?

The implementation of predictive analytics in business and gaming operations. Also, a coordinated multijurisdictional licensing process.

What advice would you give to aspiring leaders in the gaming industry?

Because of the variety of career paths in this industry…try a few and stick to the one that you enjoy.  Also, use your support group and network.

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