Posted on: January 31, 2023, 07:04h.
Final up to date on: January 31, 2023, 07:04h.
The Nevada Gaming Management Board (NGCB) has a brand new member. It’s George Assad, who previously was a Las Vegas Municipal Courtroom decide, native prosecutor, and personal follow lawyer.
Assad, 71, replaces member Philip Katsaros who didn’t search reappointment. The three-member highly effective panel now has no vacancies.
Gov. Joe Lombardo, R, himself a former Clark County sheriff earlier than profitable the governor’s race, introduced the appointment on Monday. Assad’s time period lasts for 4 years.
The Nevada Gaming Management Board is a important state company, and I’m assured that George will honorably execute the mission of the board,” Lombardo mentioned in a press release.
“George is an skilled regulator and decide, and I sit up for his service.”
Assad was as soon as a commissioner for the Nevada Transportation Authority. That physique regulates taxis, buses, limousines, and movers.
Earlier in his profession, he was a prosecutor within the Clark County district lawyer’s workplace. He was a decide between 2002 and 2011.
Assad is a graduate of Massachusetts’s Emerson School. He additionally graduated from the College of San Diego College of Regulation.
Earlier than regulation faculty, Assad was a supplier and pit supervisor for casinos, the Nevada Unbiased reported.
He has seen some controversy. In 2011, Assad’s son, Anthony Carleo, was sentenced to a few to 11 years in jail for armed theft and assault with a lethal weapon. He swiped $1.5 million value of on line casino chips from the Bellagio, the Unbiased reported. He was known as the “Bellagio Bandit.”
Hendrick Is Chair
Earlier this month, Lombardo additionally appointed Kirk Hendrick because the NGCB chair.
He’s an lawyer and previously was accountable for the gaming division of the Nevada Legal professional Normal’s workplace. Hendrick additionally was chief authorized officer and government vp for Final Preventing Championship (UFC).
He replaces the interim chair, Brittnie Watkins, who stays on the NGCB. She turned interim chair after former chair J. Brin Gibson stepped down from the put up.
The NGCB regulates the industrial gaming sector within the state.
It was closely concerned in overseeing on line casino operations throughout the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic and the gradual reopening of the state’s gaming venues.
General, it protects the soundness of the gaming sector through investigations, licensing, and enforcement of state legal guidelines and rules. The NGCB additionally collects gaming taxes and costs. The board moreover implements state coverage and legal guidelines and makes suggestions to the five-member Nevada Gaming Fee (NGC).
As well as, Lombardo just lately appointed Brian Krolicki to the NGC. He’s a former state treasurer and lieutenant governor in Nevada.
He takes the place of Ben Kieckhefer on the five-member fee. Kieckhefer is now Lombardo’s chief of employees on the governor’s workplace.
The NGC is Nevada’s last authority on approving, proscribing, suspending, or revoking gaming licenses.