Nevada Gaming Control Board Chair to Step Down
After overseeing the initial steps toward regulated online poker in Nevada, the chairman of the state’s Gaming Control Board plans to step down at the end of the month.
Mark Lipparelli will resign Sept. 28 in order to allow a new chairman to prepare for the 2013 Legislature in February.
Appointed to the three-person board in 2009, Lipparelli’s four-year term was to expire Dec. 31.
An advocate for online poker, Lipparelli recently told Pokerfuse that he wanted to err on the side of caution when establishing regulations for the industry, particularly with player-to-player transfers.
Though he favored federally regulated online poker, he envisioned opportunities for improvement to Nevada’s laws as the intrastate web-gaming evolved.
Lipparelli is a former executive vice president of Bally Technology, and he previously owned a technology development company and worked at Shuffle Master Inc.