Tom Brosig, who with partner Lyle Berman founded Grand Casinos to operate a pair of Native American casinos in Minnesota and watch the company grow into a major publicly traded gaming company, has joined Nevada Gold & Casinos Inc. (UWN) as a "strategic and operational consultant."
After becoming one of the first companies to receive approval from the Bureau of Indian Affairs to operate the Indian casinos, Grand Casinos Inc. moved into the Mississippi Gulf Coast and built and developed two of the area’s biggest riverboat casinos.
In the late 90’s, the company was merged with Hilton Gaming to form Park Place Entertainment Corp. (PPE). Brosig accepted the post of president of PPE’s Mid-South Region, overseeing the operation of the company’s seven casino properties in the area. He later retired from day-to-day gaming operations but has accepted appointment to several boards of directors including MTR Gaming Group Inc. (MTNG).
Thomas Winn, chairman and CEO of Nevada Gold & Casinos Inc. said he felt that "Tom’s knowledge of gaming, particularly Indian gaming, as well as his development and construction experience will be an invaluable resource to us."
In Illinois, a controversial member of the state’s Gaming Board, has submitted his resignation because of personal business affairs. Ira Rogal, whose appointment two years ago was questioned because of his lobbying ties, said that his term as a board member expires on June 30.