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Head of La. gambling board quits

3 years ago March 05, 2012 Mar 5, 2012 Monday, March 05 2012 Monday, March 05, 2012 1:48:52 PM CST in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS- The head of Louisiana's gambling regulatory agency has quit to take a position with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.

Dane Morgan was appointed chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board in July 2009. The board regulates state-licensed casinos and video poker machines.

Prior to that, Morgan was a state police deputy superintendent and former commander of the state police casino gaming division. Lana Tramonte, an assistant to the Gaming Control Board chairman, told The Associated Press on Monday that Morgan's last day with the agency was Friday.

Morgan was listed Monday at the agriculture department as assistant commissioner of management and finance. He did not immediately return a call for comment.

His successor on the gambling board will be appointed by Gov. Bobby Jindal.

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