Burnett to resign as gaming board chairman | NevadaAppeal.com

Burnett to resign as gaming board chairman

Nevada Appeal Capitol Bureau

A.G. Burnett has resigned as chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

He will join the McDonald Carano law firm.

Gov. Brian Sandoval said Burnett 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."

Burnett said in a statement he will leave the post December 22 after nearly 20-years in gaming regulation.

"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," he said.

Sandoval said a successor will be named in the near future.