Following Ronnie Johns' departure

Louisiana Gov. appoints Christopher Hebert as first African-American Chairman of Gaming Control Board

Christopher Hebert, Chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board
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Louisiana Governor Jeff Landry has appointed Christopher Hebert as the new Chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board (LGCB), marking him the first African-American to hold this position. Hebert, a seasoned legal professional with over 19 years of experience as Assistant Attorney General for Louisiana, brings expertise in gaming regulation to his new role.

Hebert previously served as Director of the Gaming Division within the Attorney General's Office for eight years. He was instrumental in developing regulations for sports wagering and overseeing the launch of digital betting platforms in January 2022.

Governor Landry praised Hebert's appointment: "I am proud to announce the appointment of Christopher Hebert as the Chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board. He has the experience and background needed to properly regulate such a large industry."

Hebert expressed gratitude for the appointment: "Proper regulation of the gaming industry is crucial at a time in which gaming revenue continues to be a substantial part of our state’s economy.

"I am both humbled and honored that Governor Landry has tapped me as the first African-American Chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board and I vow to continue the hard work of previous chairmen in ensuring that gaming is free from criminal and corrupt elements."

"We will continue to regulate in a fair manner which ensures that our gaming licensees are able to operate in an environment that generates healthy revenue for the state through economic development."

Throughout his career, Hebert has been recognized for his contributions to responsible gaming initiatives and legal advocacy. He is a member of the International Masters of Gaming Law and the National Council on Problem Gambling.

As Hebert assumes leadership of the LGCB, he is set to lead in overseeing Louisiana's gaming industry, which includes brick-and-mortar casinos and sports betting. His appointment follows the retirement of Ronnie Johns, who announced his retirement earlier this year, with June 30 being his last day.

Hebert is a graduate of Louisiana State University and Southern University Law Center. He is a current board member of the Louisiana Bar Foundation and is a House of Delegates member for the Louisiana State Bar Association. He is also a former member of the Board of Governors for the National Bar Association.

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