Governor names ex-judge George Assad to seat on Nevada Gaming Control Board

Governor names ex-judge George Assad to seat on Nevada Gaming Control Board

Article brief provided by The Nevada Independent
  • Howard Stutz, The Nevada Independent
January 30, 2023 8:56 PM
  • Howard Stutz, The Nevada Independent

Former Las Vegas judge George Assad, who was sanctioned by judicial overseers for a punishment he meted out and lost his re-election bid after his son robbed the Bellagio in a high-profile heist more than a decade ago, was named to the Gaming Control Board on Monday by Gov. Joe Lombardo.

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Assad, 71, who was a Las Vegas Municipal Court judge from 2002 until 2011, will have a four-year term as a member of the board that directs the statewide agency charged with regulating and enforcing laws governing Nevada’s largest industry.

“The Nevada Gaming Control Board is a critical state agency, and I’m confident that George will honorably execute the mission of the board,” Lombardo said in a statement.