New York State Gaming Commission

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The New York State Gaming Commission is the official governing body that oversees the lottery, horse racing, charitable gaming, casino gaming and video lottery terminals in New York State. Based in Schenectady, it was formed on February 1, 2013 upon the merger of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board and the New York Lottery.[1] It is part of the New York State Executive Department.[2]

As of March 2014, the members of the commission are:[1]

  • Mark Gearan, Chairman
  • John A. Crotty
  • John J. Poklemba
  • Barry Sample
  • Todd R. Snyder

The Acting Executive Director of the commission is Robert Williams, who was formerly in charge of the state lottery division.[3]


  1. ^ a b "About the New York State Gaming Commission". New York State Gaming Commission. Retrieved February 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law § 102. "There is hereby created within the executive department the New York state gaming commission. [...]"
  3. ^ Hegarty, Matt (January 29, 2013). "New York gambling agency gets acting head in Williams". Daily Racing Form. Retrieved February 28, 2013. 

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