QUA 23 DE JANEIRO DE 2019 - 07:37hs.
Sandra Morgan

Nevada governor names new chair of the Gaming Control Board

Nevada’s new governor tabbed the newest member of the part-time Gaming Commission to become the state’s top full-time gaming regulator. Governor Steve Sisolak named Sandra Morgan as the chairwoman of the three-member Nevada Gaming Control Board, the agency tasked with regulating the state’s casino and gaming industry.

Morgan, an attorney, is currently the director of external affairs for AT&T Services for southern Nevada and is responsible for managing AT&T’s legislative and community affairs activities. Morgan was appointed to the five-person Gaming Commission last April by now former-Governor Brian Sandoval. At the time, she was a member of the Nevada Athletic Commission.

She becomes just the second woman and the first African-American to oversee the Gaming Control Board in the agency’s more than 60 years of operation.

“Sandra Douglass Morgan will be an incredible asset to the Gaming Control Board and I am proud to be able to appoint her as chair,” Sisolak said in a statement. “Sandra’s extensive experience and record of leadership shows that she is not only qualified to chair the Nevada Gaming Control Board, but that she will excel at it as well.”

The Gaming Control Board makes recommendations on licensing and other matters to the Gaming Commission, which makes a final ruling.

“I’m honored and humbled to be able to serve our great state in this capacity and will ensure that Nevada remains the gold standard in gaming regulation,” commented Morgan, who will replace Becky Harris as chairwoman. Sandoval named Harris – a Republican state senator – to be the first female chair in Nevada history.

Source: GMB / CD Gaming Reports / Picture: Las Vegas Review-Journal