Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval today issued the following statement on the passing of Burton Cohen:

“Burton Cohen was a long time veteran of the gaming industry whose influence touched some of the most iconic casinos in Las Vegas.  He was equally well known for his sense of humor and his social conscience.  Burton was a great man who helped shape his community and had a positive impact on those he came in contact with.  He was a leader in his industry and his community, and without question will be deeply missed.  Kathleen and I wish to extend our deepest sympathies to his wife, family, and loved ones.”