Sisolak fills Gaming Control Board seat

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Phil Katsaros began his gambling industry career with the Nevada Gaming Control Board, and now he’s going back to it.

Gov. Steve Sisolak’s appointed Katsaros to the Conrol Board Thursday.

Most recently, Katsaros was a CEO and board member for a U.S. branch of Luxembourg-based Certus Gaming. He’s also worked for Inspired Gaming’s Virtual Sports business, and before that, IGT, where his duties including regulatory and technical compliance, according to statement form the governor’s office.

Earlier in his career at the Control Board, Katsaros conducted audits of Nevada licensees, and was later  transferred to the Corporate Securities Division.

Katsaros replaces Shawn Reid, whose term expired at the end of January. Others on the three-member panel are Terry Johnson and board Chairwoman Sandra Douglass Morgan.

Hugh Jackson
Editor | Hugh Jackson has been writing about Nevada policy and politics for more than 20 years. He was editor of the Las Vegas Business Press, senior editor at the Las Vegas CityLife weekly newspaper, daily political commentator on the Las Vegas NBC affiliate, and wrote the then-groundbreaking Las Vegas Gleaner, which among other things was the only independent political blog from Nevada that was credentialed at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. He spent a few years as a senior energy and environmental policy analyst for Public Citizen, and has occasionally worked as a consultant on mining, taxation, education and other issues for Nevada labor and public interest organizations. His freelance work has been published in outlets ranging from the Guardian to Desert Companion to In These Times to the Oil & Gas Journal. For several years he also taught U.S. History courses at UNLV. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, he was a reporter and then assistant managing editor at the Casper Star-Tribune, Wyoming’s largest newspaper.

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