Monday, July 8, 2013 | 2:57 p.m.
Jerry Markling, head of the state gaming unit that investigates criminal and regulation violations by Nevada casinos, is retiring.
Markling has led the enforcement division of the state Gaming Control Board for eight years. He has been employed by the board for 20 years.
The division gathers intelligence on organized criminal groups involved in gaming activities and recommends potential candidates for the so-called “Black Book,” a list of individuals banned from casinos.
The division, according to its website, arbitrates disputes between players and casinos, conducts background investigations on people applying for work cards, and inspects and approves new games and surveillance systems.
Gaming Board Chairman A.G. Burnett said he has “relied on (Markling’s) opinion and advice regarding complicated and gaming regulatory matters, just as four previous chairmen did.”
Burnett did not name a replacement. The job pays $106,875.