A.G. Burnett Reflects on Career in Gaming Regulation
KNPR, Nevada Public Radio, Jan 5, 2018
By Casey Morell
For the better part of five years, A.G. Burnett might have been the most powerful person in Nevada that you never heard of.
Burnett was a member of Nevada’s Gaming Control Board since 2011, serving as the agency’s chairman since 2012. But at the end of December, he stepped down from his post to get back into the private sector.
Although the Gaming Control Board, or GCB, is a powerful agency, Burnett said many people don’t know what the board does. He explained almost every transaction made by an individual or entity with a gaming license has to be approved by the GCB and then the Gaming Commission.
He said there are more than 400 people on the GCB’s payroll who watch over the 3,000 licensees in the state — from a 7-Eleven owner with a few slot machines, to the CEO of a major Strip resort.
Burnett said the control board has to walk a fine line between regulating the gaming industry and making sure it flourishes.
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