Terry Johnson

Terry Johnson

Adjunct Professor

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Areas of expertise:

Gaming Law, Gaming Regulation

  • Gaming Law

Terry Johnson has served two 4-year terms as a Member of the Nevada Gaming Control Board. During his tenure on the Board, Member Johnson has served as the GCB’s point person on and authored various articles regarding gaming regulation and marijuana, gaming employee registration processes and appeals, and live entertainment taxation and regulation. He has participated in investigations and hearings involving sexual harassment issues and policies for the gaming industry, along with overseeing some of the largest mergers, acquisitions and bankruptcies in the history of the gaming industry. Most recently, he drafted revisions to Nevada’s regulations concerning disputes between gaming patrons and casinos. In addition to proposing and advocating passage of gaming-related legislation before the Nevada Legislature, Member Johnson has also been instrumental in formulating and overseeing enforcement of the GCB’s policies related to the gaming industry and the coronavirus pandemic. 

Over the course of his two decades of public service in administrative law and regulatory compliance, Johnson has served at the State level as a Cabinet member in the administrations of multiple Nevada Governors. He also served five years as Nevada’s Labor Commissioner, receiving the prestigious Good Government Award from the Nevada Taxpayers Association. At the local government level, he served as the Director of Administration in the Clark County District Attorney’s Office.