New Gaming Policy Committee Members Revealed

Governor of Nevada, Brian Sandoval has revealed the names of the new 11 members of the Gaming Policy Committee. Sandoval appointed five members according to reports from the Associated Press. The five members are Keith Smith, Jim Murren, Sallie Becker, Mark Bruce, and Paul Mathews Jr.

All five members bring a great amount of knowledge and experience in the gambling industry and Las Vegas, with Keith Smith being the Boyd Gaming Corp. CEO, Jim Murren being the MGM Resorts CEO, Sallie Becker from Bomas Grill in Las Vegas, Mark Bruce a Reno attorney, and Paul Mathews Jr. from social gambing IncuBET in Las Vegas.

The two chairs that are on the state’s Gaming Control Board and Gaming Commission were given seats on the Gaming Policy Committee automatically. These two legislative representatives are Senator Valerie Wiener and Assemblyman William Horne. Tribal representation will be monitored by Arlan Melendez, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Chairman.

The CEO’s that have been appointed onto the Gaming Policy Committee will be able to promote online poker and online gambling, as both CEO’s represent corporations that are interested in pursing online gambling.

Online gambling is the next step in gambling expansion for many casinos in Las Vegas. MGM Resorts International certainly needs a new source of revenue, as they have been carrying debt for quite some time now. With the CEO of MGM Resorts on the Gaming Policy Committee, will he help steer the gambling industry in the direction that will most favour MGM?

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