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Jim Allen

American

CEO
Seminole Gaming

Education
  • Mainland Regional High School in Linwood
    1974-1978

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS

Under Allen’s leadership, the Seminole Tribe of Florida acquired the Hard Rock brand in 2007. Since its founding, the Hard Rock brand has globally expanded to include more than 250 locations. This was the first time a North American Indian tribe had acquired a major international company.

Hard Rock International (HRI) recently celebrated five decades of music and food at its 253 casino, hotel and Rock Shops locations. Several destinations, including Hard Rock Hotel Orlando Universal, Hard Rock Hotel New York, Old Park Lane Hard Rock Café and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood have offered discounted food and beverages to guests as part of HRI’s 50th anniversary.

EMPLOYMENT

Allen has been working in the gaming industry for the past four decades. He began his career in the casino industry in 1979, when he took a job working as a cook at Bally’s Park Place in Atlantic City. While at Bally’s, Allen entered its management training programme. During the 1980s, he served as a purchasing manager at Atlantic City Hilton.

During the 1990s, Allen worked for The Trump Organization, which has assumed ownership of Atlantic City Hilton. He later went on to serve the company as its Vice President of Operations.

During 1995, Allen held a position at Mohegan Sun as its SVP. He left the company in 2001 and stepped into his current role as Seminole Gaming’s CEO.

PRODUCTS LAUNCHED

Allen directed a large expansion project for the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood in 2019. The site’s upgrades included the addition of the world’s first Guitar Hotel tower.

The expansion was part of a larger $2.2bn investment programme that included updates to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa.

Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood features 2,800 slots, video poker, electronic roulette and electronic craps, along with a non-smoking room on its 150,000 square-foot gaming floor.

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