Nevada Gaming Control Board executive director is resigning |

Nevada Gaming Control Board executive director is resigning

The Associated Press

The chairwoman and executive director of the Nevada Gaming Control Board is resigning.

Sandra Douglass Morgan will be leaving her position as of Nov. 6, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Thursday.

Sisolak said in a statement that Morgan was resigning to “pursue an exciting professional opportunity,” but did not elaborate.

He said he’ll name Morgan’s replacement in the near future.

Sisolak said Morgan’s “steady hand and unmatched leadership has been critical in guiding Nevada’s gaming industry through one of the most turbulent periods in its history.”

Morgan said that in the last two years, “the board has ensured that gaming licensees adopted and implemented policies for all types of discrimination and harassment, modernized its regulations to allow cashless wagering at machines and table games, investigated the merger creating the world’s largest casino company, and adopted COVID-19 mitigation measures.”