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Gov. Landry Announces Appointment of Chairman of Louisiana Gaming Control Board

BATON ROUGE — Today, Governor Landry announced the appointment of Christopher Hebert as the Chairman of Louisiana Gaming Control Board. He is the first African-American to serve as Chairman. This board regulates all gaming activities under its jurisdiction. It ensures the integrity of individual gaming activities by the regulation of persons, practices, associations and activities within the gaming industry.

“I am proud to announce the appointment of Christopher Hebert as the Chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board.  He has the experience and background needed to properly regulate such a large industry,” said Governor Jeff Landry. “I look forward to the great work he will do for our State and our economy.”

“Proper regulation of the gaming industry is crucial at a time in which gaming revenue continues to be a substantial part of our state’s economy.  I am both humbled and honored that Governor Landry has tapped me as the first African-American Chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board and I vow to continue the hard work of previous chairmen in ensuring that gaming is free from criminal and corrupt elements. We will continue to regulate in a fair manner which ensures that our gaming licensees are able to operate in an environment that generates healthy revenue for the state through economic development,” said Christopher Hebert.


CHRISTOPHER B. HEBERT, a native of New Roads, LA, has served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Louisiana for over 19 years, and as the Director of the Gaming Division for the previous 8 years.  Prior to being appointed Director, he served as Section Chief of the Litigation and Adjudications Sections.

Under his leadership, the Attorney General’s Office assisted the Louisiana Gaming Control Board in creating the regulations which govern sports wagering in Louisiana.  He has been an innovative leader who has spoken on numerous gaming topics around the world.   He was instrumental in creating the Problem Gambling Resource Services (PGRS) program, which is led by the Louisiana Department of Justice, Gaming Division, in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Behavioral Health, to bring awareness to the legal community about problem gambling and the free gambling treatment services available for all Louisiana residents.  He is currently a member of the International Masters of Gaming Law and the National Council on Problem Gambling, where he led an initiative to increase regulator involvement on the issue of responsible gaming.

He is a current board member of the Louisiana Bar Foundation and is a House of Delegates member for the Louisiana State Bar Association.  He is also a former member of the Board of Governors for the National Bar Association.  Hebert holds a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and a law degree from Southern University Law Center, where he was honored with the Distinguished alumni award in 2022.   He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.


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