Nevada State Sen. Keith Pickard, President of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States, is leading an effort to expand the national organization’s reputation as the primary source of best practices in gaming law and regulation.

“The legal gaming industry has been roiled in recent months by everything from a pandemic to the emergence of new technologies to the constant dilemma of deep state budget deficits. Amidst all that uncertainty, our fellow lawmakers can be assured of one constant: NCLGS will be there to provide guidance, research and support to identify and promote universal best practices,” Pickard said.

“I will continue to work with my colleagues and staff to build on the growth we enjoyed under the leadership of Ohio State Sen. Bill Coley,” Pickard said. Pickard was second-in-command to Coley, who deftly led NCLGS for two years and will remain an NCLGS officer until his term ends in December.

Pickard is a lawyer, a former schoolteacher and a construction executive who entered politics in 2014. He participated in various roles in Nevada’s last three biennial legislative sessions, which dealt with the ever-changing gaming regulatory and statutory framework in the original gaming state.

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