Sandoval Statement on Mark Lipparelli


Mary-Sarah Kinner
Communications Director
CARSON CITY, NV - September 18, 2012

Governor Brian Sandoval today made the following statement regarding Mark Lipparelli’s decision to resign as Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, effective September 28, 2012:

“I have received and accepted Mark’s resignation as Chairman of the Gaming Control Board, effective September 28th. Mark has dedicated himself every day for four years to working to maintain Nevada’s leadership in the gaming industry and I thank him for his loyal service to the state. His insight and foresight, particularly in the area of online gaming have been an invaluable asset to my administration and he will be missed. A great advocate for the state, Mark’s leadership in pushing to modernize functions of the agency - a continuing priority for me – has helped move Nevada forward and set the groundwork for the next generation of gaming. I wish Mark the very best as he begins the next chapter of his career.”


Governor Brian Sandoval, Nevada’s 30th Governor, focuses his administration on economic development, education and an open and responsible government. A member of the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Republican Governors Association, Sandoval is Vice-Chair of NGA’s Health and Homeland Security Committee and Chair-elect of the Education Commission of the States. For more information, visit


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