Gov. Steve Sisolak has appointed Phil Katsaros, an executive with Certus Gaming USA, to the Gaming Control Board, bringing his career full circle.
It marks Sisolak’s second appointment to the three-member Gaming Control Board this year. In January, the governor selected Sandra Douglass Morgan to be the new chair of the regulatory board for the casino industry.
A press release from the governor’s office noted that Katsaros, who lives in Reno with his wife and two daughters, has extensive experience with international gaming markets. He previously worked for Inspired Gaming’s Virtual Sports business and IGT. His first job in the gaming industry was as an agent in the tax and license division of the Gaming Control Board.
“Phil brings over two decades of gaming experience, making him an outstanding addition to the Gaming Control Board,” Sisolak said in a statement. “I’m thrilled to appoint him and am confident he will use his diverse expertise to strengthen our gamingregulation system and promote Nevada’s gaming industry as the gold standard worldwide.”
Katsaros will replace former board member Shawn Reid, who did not seek reappointment when his term expired at the end of January.