Sandra Douglass Morgan is the first African American to serve several roles throughout her career. These include the position of city attorney in the state of Nevada, as well as the Chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board. She is the first black female team President of the NFL. This makes her both the third woman and third African American to become President in NFL history.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Morgan was responsible for the decisions regarding the opening and closing of casinos in Las Vegas. She held hearings about how to properly accommodate the 40 million estimated visitors during the crisis.
While serving as chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, Morgan initiated the implementation of cashless wagering regulations. She also ensured that gaming licensees adopted policies that prohibited discrimination and harassment. Lastly, she was in charge of a $44m budget and approximately 400 employees.
Sandra Douglass Morgan was named as the team President for the Las Vegas Raiders in 2022. This made her the first black female team President of the NFL.
In 2021, she became the Independent Director for the board of Caesars Entertainment, as well as Fidelity Investments and Allegiant Airlines.
She served as the Chairwoman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, between January 2019 to November 2020. She introduced reforms and was part of the Nevada Covid response team.
Between 2016 and 2019, Morgan was responsible for AT&T’s legislative and community affairs in Nevada.
Morgan was a litigation attorney for The Mirage from 2005 to 2008. She went on to become the city attorney for North Las Vegas from 2008 to 2016.
Interviews and public speeches
We also have an exclusive interview with Morgan that she conducted with Gambling Insider here. You can find her comments on the sports betting industry while speaking at G2E here.