Attorney steps up for gaming license

March 19, 2002 7:46 AM


Gary Jacobs ”” a veteran industry attorney ”” is scheduled to receive his gaming license from the Nevada Gaming Commission this week.

Jacobs has served as MGM Mirage’s executive vice president and general counsel since 2000. Prior to that, he was counsel for the company as a partner with the Los Angeles law firm of Christensen Miller Fink Jacobs Glaser Weil and Shapiro.

 “Gary brings a vast wealth of experience and history in some of the gaming industry’s most significant developments,’’ said MGM Mirage CEO Terry Lanni. Among his clients over the past 20 years: Kirk Kerkorian, the Stratosphere Tower and the Stardust.

Jacobs sits as a director and member of MGM Mirage’s executive committee. He serves as secretary, executive vice president and director for MGM Mirage; secretary, director and manager of MGM Grand Resorts; secretary of MGM Grand Hotel, New York-New York and the Primadonna Co.; secretary and director of The Mirage, Treasure Island, Boardwalk, Golden Nugget and Golden Nugget-Laughlin; and secretary, director and manager of the Bellagio,

A graduate of Brandeis University and Yale Law School (1969), Jacobs and wife, Robin, have two children. They maintain residences in both Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

The Gaming Control Board earlier this month gave unanimous approval to Jacobs’ application. The commission is expected to follow suit Thursday.