Governor John Bel Edwards has appointed Lieutenant Colonel Mike Noel as the new chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board. Noel will replace Ronnie Jones, who has been in the position since 2013. Noel served with the Louisiana State Police (LSP) for more than 30 years.
“I’m pleased that LTC Noel has accepted the position to head the Gaming Control Board. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge and has served the state well during his tenure with State Police, which is why I have no doubt he will do the same in this new role. I look forward to working with him and continuing to build on the successes of former Chairman Jones and strengthening our relationship with the gaming industry,” Edwards said.
“I am humbled and appreciative of Governor Edwards for having the confidence in me to be successful in this appointment. I have spent my entire professional life in public service and I am excited to continue that service as chairman of the Gaming Control Board. I look forward to building upon the success of Chairman Jones’ tenure by continuing to work with the Board, elected officials, industry representatives, and the public to promote economic development and ensure the integrity of gaming in Louisiana,” Noel said.