Born and raised in Nevada, Dr. Tony Alamo currently serves as Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission. He was originally appointed to the Commission in May 2008, and was reappointed by Governor Sandoval in 2012. When announcing Dr. Alamo’s appointment as Chair in July 2014, Governor Sandoval stated, "Tony's background and experience chairing several state commissions will ensure a smooth transition to the Gaming Commission and its effective regulation of the gaming industry."
From 2001 – 2007, Dr. Alamo served on the Nevada State Athletic Commission as a member and later as its chair, making him the first person in Nevada history to chair both the Athletic Commission and the Gaming Commission. He also served as a licensed ringside physician, and was the Chairman of the Athletic Commission’s Medical Advisory Board in 2000.
He earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and his medical degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine. After completing his residency at Los Angeles County-USC General and Huntington Hospitals, Dr. Alamo returned to Las Vegas and founded the Alamo Medical Clinic in 1994. More than twenty years later, he continues to own and operate the primary care clinic, located in the City of Henderson, which is now a multi-physician group.
Dr. Alamo is an Organizer and Director of the Bank of George, which is a community Bank chartered by the FDIC in 2007. He served as Chief of Staff at Sunrise Hospital and Children’s Medical Center from 2002 – 2004, as well as Chief of Staff at San Martin St. Rose Hospital from 2006 – 2009.
With specialized training in Tactical Trauma/Medicine, Dr. Alamo has volunteered as a Tactical Physician for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD)-SWAT Bureau for over 14 years. In April 2006, following a hostage barricade situation, he was the first civilian awarded the “Medal of Unit Valor” for “Valorous Conduct”. Previously, the LVMPD had awarded the prestigious honor only to commissioned police officers.
An accomplished pilot, Dr. Alamo holds a Commercial Pilot Multi-Engine Instrument Rating. He lives in the City of Henderson with his family.