Longtime Gambling Attorney Bob Faiss Passes Away

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Highly respected Nevada gambling attorney Robert "Bob" Faiss, who represented some of the premier organizations in the industry during a decades-long career, has died.

Faiss' wife, Linda, says her husband died at Boulder City Hospital Thursday of complications from cancer. He was 79.

Faiss was born in Illinois and moved to Nevada in his youth before attending the University of Nevada and studying journalism. He worked as a city editor for the Las Vegas Sun, an aide to President Lyndon B. Johnson and an adviser to Gov. Grant Sawyer.

Faiss was a member of the firm Lionel, Sawyer and Collins and lobbied for clients including the Nevada Resort Association and American Gaming Association.

Former Sen. Richard Bryan called him the pre-eminent authority on Nevada gambling law.

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