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Head of Nevada Gaming Commission resigning to fight coronavirus pandemic

Posted at 4:50 PM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 00:43:29-04

The current chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission is resigning so that he can help in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in Nevada.

Dr. Tony Alamo sent a letter to Gov. Steve Sisolak on Tuesday. In the letter, he says that he feels he needs to direct all of his energies to the clinical and logistical planning that his primary employment demands. Dr. Alamo is the chief medical director of one of the largest clinical delivery organizations in the state.

Alamo served 7 years on Nevada's Athletic Commission before serving 12 years on the gaming commission. He was the first person in Nevada history to serve on both commissions.

Alamo was previously chief of staff for Sunrise Hospital and St. Rose San Martin Hospital.

His last day on the gaming commission will be April 17, ahead of the commission's April 22 meeting.