The state governor revealed that the current chairman of the gaming regulator will leave his post next week.
Governor of Nevada Brian Sandoval revealed on his website that AG Burnett, the current chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board is set to leave his position on December 22. The official will join the gaming law firm McDonald Carano.
Burnett was first appointed in 2011 and was later reappointed in 2015. The governor said that a replacement will be named soon, and added: “A.G. was a fair and thoughtful regulator who impressively balanced the roles of top gaming watchdog with ensuring that our state’s leading industry maintained flexibility to innovate and achieve forward progress. He was respected by both his peers and the industry he served and I know that he will look back on his career in public service with pride. I would like to thank A.G. for his service to our state and wish him all the best as he begins a new chapter at McDonald Carano.”
Moreover, Burnett added that following a nearly 20-year career in gaming regulation he has elected to retire from state service. “It has been an honor to serve as Chairman of the Gaming Control Board Chairman and I would like to thank Governor Sandoval for his constant support and faith in my ability.”
“During my tenure, the Gaming Control Board has handled unprecedented regulatory challenges, effected numerous regulatory and statutory changes to accommodate shifts in technology, and addressed issues such as internet gaming, nightclub regulation and policy regarding cannabis in connection with gaming. I am proud of the work we have done, what we have accomplished and would like to express my gratitude to the Control Board staff for their tireless work on behalf of our state.”