Effective Oct. 31

Nevada Gaming Control Board appoints Kristi Torgerson as new Chief of the Enforcement Division

J.Brin Gibson, Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
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The Nevada Gaming Control Board announced Thursday the appointment of Deputy Chief Kristi Torgerson as Chief of the Enforcement Division of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, effective October 31, 2022. She will succeed Chief James Taylor, who is retiring after 27 years of service to the Board, on October 30.

In her new role, Torgerson will lead the Enforcement Division, which is the law enforcement arm of the Board, maintaining five offices statewide and operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Enforcement Division's primary responsibilities include conducting criminal and regulatory investigations, arbitrating disputes between patrons and licensees, conducting background investigations on work card applicants, gathering intelligence on organized criminal groups, and making recommendations on potential candidates for the List of Excluded Persons.

Chairman J.Brin Gibson said of the appointment: "Deputy Chief Torgerson’s impressive career with the Gaming Control Board, the military, and federal law enforcement should give Nevadans confidence in the safety and integrity of gaming as she begins to lead the Enforcement Division."

"As gaming enforcement has evolved from chip theft and slot machine manipulation to issues involving global cybersecurity, Deputy Chief Torgerson will work to ensure the safety of Nevada's residents and visitors, as well as the continuity of the gaming industry's benefits to the Silver State's economy," he added.

Torgerson, an employee of the Board since January 1997, has served as Deputy Chief of the Enforcement Division since 2019. Prior to her service to the Board, she served as an interrogator and counterintelligence agent with the United States Army. Immediately following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Torgerson was deputized as a Task Force Officer with the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force for two years.

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