Former Nevada Gaming Control Board chief takes up a new role
This has been an exciting period for former Nevada gambling regulator, Dennis Neilander (50), who has taken up a new position in the Multimedia Games Holding Company, Inc.
The new function is Regulatory Compliance Committee chairman at the company, which deals with development and distribution of gaming technology, and the position implies direct connection with Stephen Greathouse, chairman of the Board of Multimedia Games, and Punam Mathur, vice president, employee and community engagement at NV Energy and a former senior executive with MGM Mirage.
Neilander’s new duties will involve independent advisory to the RCC and when needed, interaction with gaming regulators on the company's behalf.
Apart from the Nevada Gaming Control Board, Neilander’s prior positions included the one at Kaempfer Crowell, a Nevada law firm specialising in government affairs, litigation and real estate, a leading post in the GCB Corporate Securities Division, the membership in the International Association of Gaming Regulators and in the International Masters of Gaming Law.
Regarding Neilander’s new appointment, his colleague Jerry Smith, Multimedia Games' general counsel, said: "Dennis' knowledge of the gaming regulatory environment, laws and trends and public company regulatory compliance are tremendous assets to our RCC and our senior management team.
"With the growing number of jurisdictions where Multimedia Games is licensed to do business, which now totals more than 125 licenses in states (including Nevada) and tribal jurisdictions, and with numerous new licenses currently under review by state and tribal regulatory agencies, including Ohio and Pennsylvania, it is important for Multimedia Games to have an individual with Dennis' experience participating in the oversight of our regulatory matters and helping ensure that our operations are conducted in compliance with all applicable gaming and other laws."