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September 20, 2017

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Nevada Gaming Control Board names new chief of enforcement

An agent who has worked for the Nevada Gaming Control Board for 18 years has been named chief of the enforcement division that keeps mobsters out of Nevada casinos, stops cheating by clubs or players, and prevents money laundering.

Board Chairman A. G. Burnett said Tuesday the board has selected Karl Bennison to replace Jerry Markling, who is retiring Aug. 30.

Bennison, who will earn $106,875, is deputy chief of the Northern Nevada Enforcement Section.

“The board is involved in many complex regulatory issues, not only in Nevada but around the world; these include criminal matters ranging from money laundering to slot cheating,” Burnett said.

He said Bennison is an experienced and respected individual who will help Nevada maintain its high standards in regulating the industry.

Bennison is a 1987 graduate of UNR with a degree in criminal justice.

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