Late lobbyist Faiss to join Gaming Hall of Fame

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Updated: 7/22/2014 12:30 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A prominent Nevada gambling lobbyist who died of cancer in June is one of four new people being inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame.

The American Gaming Association announced this week that it will add Bob Faiss (FESS') to its list. Faiss died at 79 after a career that included stints as a lawyer and aide to Nevada Gov. Grant Sawyer.

The association says the other three inductees round out the most diverse class of new members in Hall of Fame history. Others included Patricia Becker, the first female member of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, and Caesars Entertainment vice president Jan Jones Blackhurst, a two-term Las Vegas mayor and advocate for women in the casino industry.

Inductee Ernie Stevens is the second member from the tribal casino industry.

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