Celebrating 75 Years of Serving Nevada’s Legal, Business, Government, and Civic Communities

Leaving Las Vegas

Gambling Insider, May/June, 2018 Edition

A.G. Burnett steered the Nevada Gaming Control Board and the state’s gambling sector through a dynamic period of change and expansion.  Here he shares his reflections on this period with GI.

Drawing on your experiences of gaming regulation, what are the biggest challenges in maintaining a successful regulatory regime in any given jurisdiction?

The statutory structure has to give the regulators the tools to succeed in whatever policies the legislative body has seen fit to put in place.  In other words, you’ve got to have the guns to back up your policy.  If you don’t, the policy is just window dressing.  In Nevada, gaming policy requires a balance.

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