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The Gaming Hall of Fame

2002 Inductee

Shannon Bybee

Shannon Bybee

Special Achievement Award
for Problem Gambling


Shannon Bybee (1938-2003)


Shannon Bybee, a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, contributed greatly to problem gambling education and enjoyed a successful career as a casino regulator, executive, and educator.

He graduated from University of Nevada, Reno and received his law degree from the University of Utah College of Law . After a brief career in private practice, he was appointed as a member of the Nevada Gaming Control Board in 1971.

After leaving the Gaming Control Board in 1974, Bybee worked for the Golden Nugget, eventually serving as president and chief executive officer of Golden Nugget Atlantic City; he later became CEO of the Claridge, also in Atlantic City, and chief operating officer of Alliance Gaming Corporation, a slot machine manufacturer.

In 1994, Bybee joined the faculty of the University of Nevada Las Vegas, where he taught classes in the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration and the William Boyd School of Law, and was the first director of the university's International Gaming Institute.

Through his involvement at many levels of gaming, Bybee was instrumental in bringing about the dialogue that led to problem gambling regulations in the state as well as in promoting the need for industry involvement in responsible gaming. In 1991, Bybee was elected to the board of directors of the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), and four years later he was selected to be the council's first president. In addition, he was the first to introduce problem gambling information into UNLV's hotel college, which eventually would became part of the curriculum of all Hotel "101" classes.

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