Iowa: Leader of state gambling regulation leaving for another job

Iowa: Leader of state gambling regulation leaving for another job

Article brief provided by Radio Iowa
  • Dar Danielson , Radio Iowa
December 20, 2023 3:12 PM

The man who oversees the regulation of the gambling industry in the state is leaving the job in January. Racing and Gaming Administrator, Brian Ohorilko took over the job 12 years ago after being with the Racing and Gaming Commission for eight years before that.

“You know, I’ve done a lot in this space and those 20 years, and for me, it was just, like an opportunity to pursue some other goals. And the timing felt right, both personally and professionally to do so at the end of this year,” he says. He will take a job outside of state government. “I’m not quite ready to discuss some of those details, but I am excited and motivated for some new challenges,” Ohorilko says. “And I just cannot wait to get an opportunity to make a positive and professional impact.”