Q&A: Former Nevada Gaming Commission chairman credits courthouse marshals with saving his life, discusses state of the industry

Q&A: Former Nevada Gaming Commission chairman credits courthouse marshals with saving his life, discusses state of the industry

Article brief provided by The Nevada Independent
  • Howard Stutz, The Nevada Independent
December 26, 2021 8:30 PM
  • Howard Stutz, The Nevada Independent

    Las Vegas attorney Peter Bernhard and his wife Susie will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 8. Earlier this month in St. Louis, Bernhard got to watch his seven-year-old grandson score his first goal in a youth hockey game.

    The two joyous events have a deep significance to him because he almost didn’t live to experience them.

    Bernhard, 72, who holds the distinction of being the longest-serving chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission, was waiting for court proceedings to begin in a civil trial on the 10th floor of the Regional Justice Center on June 21 when he suffered a massive heart attack.