Publicly revealed on April 23, 2015, was Attorney Joe Brown’s resignation from the Nevada Gaming Control Board. He announced his resignation in a meeting held by the five member gaming commission Thursday citing personal reasons. Joe Brown was a part of the group since 2008. Since he has been a member of the group the commission has seen requests for MGM Resorts International’s CityCenter project, SLS Las Vegas, and Cosmopolitan Las Vegas licenses. He was also there for the Caesars Entertainment and Station Casinos bankruptcy protection cases.
In a statement made to media, Brown stated he was leaving to spend more time with his family as well as to spend more time on professional obligations. He works with Fennemore Craig Jones Vargas Law Firm. Before the resignation is official Governor Brian Sandoval must accept it. The acceptance is expected today, as is the beginning of finding a replacement.
Brown told his fellow members that leaving was not without regret. It was a tough decision. He felt honored for being able to serve his state on the gaming commission throughout the last seven years. He does intend on staying with certain practices within government affairs, business, and administration law.
Tony Alamo spoke with media and is also on the gaming commission. He stated it was a privilege to serve with Brown not only on the Nevada Gaming Commission, but also on the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Both Alamo and Brown joined the gaming commission in the same year.
John Moran, another member and attorney, stated Brown is “professional and a gentleman.”
Commissioner Randolph Townsend also spoke with media stating Brown was dedicated to military veterans, as well as serving on the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, and Desert Research Institute. Among other work, Brown has helped with Nellis Air Force Base Support Team and Nevada Military Support Alliance.