Wednesday September 19,2012 : TOP NEVADA REGULATOR ON THE MOVE
Lipparelli's intentions not yet known
The outspoken and high profile chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, Mark Lipparelli has resigned ‘for personal reasons' effective the end September, according to reports from Las Vegas Tuesday.
Appointed in 2009, Lipparelli's contract expired at the end of December 2011.
The former Shuffle Master and Bally Technologies executive has piloted the board through one of the most important developments in Nevada gambling history – the legalization of intrastate online poker, and the consequent development of ‘gold standard' requirements for operators, along with licensing and regulatory provisions.
Lipparelli's personal and professional plans for the future are not yet known, but in terms of his contract as a regulator, he cannot work for a gambling company in the industry for a period of one year.
His successor has not yet been named.