Article  |  Volume 9

The Oral History of Virginia McDowell

by Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

Virginia McDowell, at the time, was the only female to serve as CEO and President of a large, publicly-traded gaming operation from 2007 until her retirement from Isle of Capri Casinos in April 2016. Leveraging her thirty-five years of casino experience, Ms. McDowell co-founded Global Gaming Women, a non-profit that serves to support, inspire and influence the development of women in the gaming industry through education and mentoring. Today, Ms. McDowell serves on various boards and is often a keynote speaker, moderator or panelist at universities, civic organizations and charitable organizations and major industry conferences.

9 UNLV Gaming L.J. 119 (2019).