Top MGM Mirage executive Terri Lanni, respected for his support for the potential of online gambling as well as his experience and talent as a top land casino boss, has resigned from the board of the American Gaming Association, a trade association that covers most of the major gambling groups in the US.
 
Lanni told the Las Vegas Sun newspaper this week that he quit the gaming trade group because of time commitments, not personality or political conflicts.
 
"I needed time from the AGA to focus on trying to find a solution to the bigger problems of this state," said Lanni, whose company will remain a member of the association and participate in various other committees, such as one on corporate diversity. "We need to find some better answers than the one on the table. It's going to take a lot of my time."
 
The Sun revealed that the busy exec is also busy supporting Republican presidential nominee John McCain as one of the Republican Party's fundraising chairmen in Nevada.
 
Lanni and Harrah's Entertainment chief Gary Loveman have apparently disagreed with each other in debates over education taxes.