Bill Bible leaves his post as Nevada Resort Association president to fill board vacancy

Nevada Resort Association President and former Gaming Control Board Chairman Bill Bible has resigned from the trade group to join MGM Mirage's board of directors.

Bible, 65, ran the association, the main lobbyist for the Nevada casino industry, for 10 years. Prior to that he spent 27 years as an employee of state government, the last 10 as head of the Nevada Gaming Control Board. He was the state budget director under Gov. Richard Bryan in the 1980s. In the 1970s, he worked for the administration of Gov. Mike O'Callaghan Gov. Bob Miller appointed Bible to the Control Board, where he oversaw the gaming industry's growth outside of Nevada.

“Bill’s wealth of expertise and familiarity with a wide range of financial and regulatory matters in both hospitality and gaming will serve as a tremendous asset to our company,” MGM Mirage Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Murren said in a statement. Bible fills one of three vacancies on the MGM Mirage board.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Alexander Haig, who died February 20, resigned from the board in October. Dr. Joseph Sugerman resigned effective February 25 to concentrate on his medical practice. Gary Jacobs, former MGM Mirage president of corporate strategy and general counsel, left the board and the company in December.

Bible joins billionaire and MGM Mirage founder Kirk Kerkorian, former Nevada Gov. Kenny Guinn, former U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman, former Telemundo CEO Roland Hernandez, local businesswoman Rose McKinney-James, Murren and CityCenter CEO Bobby Baldwin.