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Burnett Steps Down as Nevada Gaming Chief

Burnett Steps Down as Nevada Gaming Chief

A.G. Burnett, the chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board since November 2012, stepped down last month to take a position in the private sector. Burnett blazed many trails during his term as chairman, including iGaming, nightclub regulations, daily fantasy sports, skill-based gaming, eSports gaming, marijuana use and more.

Burnett is taking a position with the Reno, Nevada law firm of McDonald Carano, and will handle administrative and gaming law. First, however, he’ll sit out a one-year “cooling off” period before he represents any clients before the gaming board.

Governor Brian Sandoval, also a former gaming regulator, said he will appoint a successor to Burnett at a later date.

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