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The Gaming Hall of Fame

2018 Inductee

Philip P. Hannifin


Industry Leader


Philip P. Hannifin (b. 1935) is a public servant and industry leader.

Hannifin was appointed chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, serving three terms from 1971 to 1977. He was pivotal in encouraging corporate investment in Nevada, helping Las Vegas open the door to Wall Street’s support of casino growth. His leadership while working for Summa, MGM Grand and Harrah’s were critical to the development of the mega-resorts that define today’s Las Vegas Strip. As a director with Fitzgerald’s Corporation, he helped move the company from a single casino in Reno, to operations in seven jurisdictions across the country.

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