Las Vegas attorney J. Brin Gibson has been named as chairman of the regulatory panel he once advised. Gibson was appointed as Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board on Tuesday by Gov. Steve Sisolak.
The appointment is effective on November 18th and will run through the remaining two years of outgoing chairman Sandra Douglass Morgan’s term. Morgan resigned last week to join the board of Fidelity National Finance, Inc. She was the first African-American and second woman to chair the more than 60-year old board.
Said Gov. Sisolak of the appointment:
“I am overjoyed to make this appointment. Brin is exactly the type of committed public servant needed in this important role during this critical time. Brin’s extensive background and expertise in highly regulated industries, including his experience as Chief of the Gaming Division, makes him a perfect fit for this position, and I look forward to watching him excel in this position.”
Extensive Background and Expertise
Gibson spent four years as the Chief of the Gaming Division and First Assistant Attorney General for the Nevada’s Attorney Genera’s Office. In this role, Gibson supervised all regulatory and administrative law action for the Office of the Attorney General and oversaw a 400 strong staff of lawyers and legal associates.
Most recently, Gibson served as thee general counsel of Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak. Under that capacity, Gibson served as the Chief Legal Counsel regarding ethics, transactional, and legislative matters. He was also Chief Legal Counsel to Gov. Sisolak and all Executive Branch agency directors and cabinet members.
Top Gaming Regulator
As Chairman of the Board of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, Gibson is considered as the state’s top gaming regulator. The job has an annual salary of $158,879 and the three-man Board is responsible for making recommendations on licensing and other gaming polices to the Nevada Gaming Commission.
The Commission and Board govern the Nevada gaming industry through strict regulation and other related activity. Their mission is to protect the integrity and stability of the industry through investigative and licensing practices. They enforce laws and regulations while holding the gaming licensees to a high standard. Through these practices, both regulatory ensure the collection of taxes and fees that are essential sources of income for the state.