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November 27, 2015

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Sandoval says no rush to name new Gaming Control chairman

Brian Sandoval

Brian Sandoval

CARSON CITY — Gov. Brian Sandoval says he’s not going to rush to naming a new chairman of the state Gaming Control Board to succeed Mark Lipparelli, who is stepping down tomorrow.

He said he is gathering a list of candidates and has told board members A.G. Burnett and Shawn R. Reid they will have to conduct the next meeting Oct. 3 without a third member.

Sandoval said Burnett and Reid would be considered for chairman of the agency that regulates the casino industry in Nevada.

“Both are well respected, and the current chairman is complimentary of them,” Sandoval said.

There are two decisions to be made — one to name a third member and the second to select a chairman.

Lipparelli served as a member of the board starting in January 2009 and was named chairman by Sandoval in January 2011.

The salary of the chairman is $145,986, and the pay of the two other members is $125,741.

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