CARSON CITY, NV - March 28, 2019
Today, Governor Steve Sisolak announced the appointment of Phil Katsaros of Reno to the Gaming Control Board. Katsaros has over 20 years of gaming industry experience, having served in a variety of positions and leadership roles during that time, including time spent as a regulator with the Gaming Control Board.
“Phil brings over two decades of gaming experience, making him an outstanding addition to the Gaming Control Board,” Governor Sisolak said. “I’m thrilled to appoint him and am confident he will use his diverse expertise to strengthen our gaming regulation system and promote Nevada’s gaming industry as the gold standard worldwide.”
Katsaros has gaming industry experience in over 70 international markets, and much of his career has been focused on the international and online gaming sectors. Katsaros is currently the CEO and a director for Certus Gaming USA, Inc., a gaming systems supplier whose parent company is based in Luxembourg. Prior to this, Katsaros served as the head of business development for Inspired Gaming’s Virtual Sports business for both land-based and online casino markets in North America. Before Inspired, Katsaros was employed by IGT and one of its international subsidiaries, with responsibility for regulatory compliance, technical compliance, and related market development activities for all European and Asian jurisdictions (land-based) where IGT conducted business.
Katsaros initially began his career in the industry with the Nevada Gaming Control Board, where he was first employed as an agent in the Tax and License Division conducting regulatory and financial audits of Nevada licensees. Katsaros later transferred to the Corporate Securities Division where he was promoted to the position of senior agent, and later special agent.
Katsaros earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from the Eastern Michigan University. He currently resides in Reno with his wife their two daughters.