The First Chairwoman At Nevada Gaming Control Board

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The First Chairwoman At Nevada Gaming Control BoardIt is confirmed by the State of Nevada’s Governor that the Nevada Gaming Control Board got their first ever female chairperson. A woman named Becky Harris is to take the position for the first time ever since the board has been founded during the 1960s.


Harris has been a Senator for Nevada for two years now and will be replacing the NGCB Chairman in resignation, A.G. Burnett. He resigned at the very end of last year due to his wish to pursue a different career.


Harris is an active woman, involved in many organizations around Clark County, among which, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a treasurer of the National Council of Legislators from the Gaming States and much more.


Governor of Nevada’s Welcoming Comment


The Governor of Nevada announced Becky’s appointment: “Nevada’s gaming regulatory structure is the best in the world and it is imperative that the public servants who serve on this commission are beyond reproach and willing to make difficult decisions.


“Becky has served her community as an elected official and worked to pass legislation which codified the e-gaming decision made by the Gaming Policy Committee which authorized e-gaming competitions, helped spur innovation in gaming, and ensured Nevada remain on the forefront of new opportunities in one of our state’s oldest industries. I am confident she will continue to serve with distinction and integrity.”


Becky’s First Impression


To this, Becky Harris as the chairwoman added: “To be appointed to the finest regulatory system in the world is a tremendous responsibility. I am grateful for the trust and confidence Governor Sandoval has placed in me. I am committed to serving with determination and honor.


“I will miss serving in the Nevada State Senate and working for the constituents in District 9, but my public service to the citizens of Nevada will certainly go on in this new full-time role.”


Becky’s Education Portfolio


During the years Becky stumbled across some gambling issues and took the opportunity to educate herself on these matters. She also has a diploma to prove her competency.


To this, the executive director of UNLV, where she got her diploma, said: “There are times when you hear about an appointment and you think, ‘You know what? The world really is right,’ because here is a highly competent, smart soul who will be in one of our most important leadership roles,” 


Bernhard said he was surprised but happy to learn a rising star in the Republican party would become the first woman to hold the top regulatory position of the Nevada Gaming Control Board.


Harris earned a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in 1989, with a Juris Doctor from J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU in 1992. In 2000, Harris earned a master’s degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and in 2016 was a member of the inaugural class to obtain an LL.M, Master of Laws, in Gaming Law and Regulation from the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.