Gaming Commission, NYS


The New York State Gaming Commission's mission is to ensure that all lawful gaming and horse racing activity conducted in this State is of the highest integrity, credibility and quality. Operating in the most efficient and transparent manner, the Commission conducts the New York Lottery and serves the best interests of the public by providing responsive and effective state gaming regulation. The Commission strives to ensure that all stakeholders in the gaming and horse racing industries, including the consumers who wager on activities regulated or operated by the Commission, are treated in an equitable and responsible manner and to promote the health and safety of horses and all participants in racing. The Commission seeks to ensure fair and strict regulation of all gaming activity while reducing costs and regulatory burdens to the gaming industry. The Commission aspires to provide the regulatory structure necessary for New York gaming activity to operate effectively in a global, evolving and increasingly competitive marketplace to generate revenue for aid to education and for the support of government, and to contribute to overall economic development and job creation in New York.



The New York State Gaming Commission regulates all aspects of gaming and gambling activity in the state, including horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering, Class III Indian Gaming, the state lottery (including video lottery terminals) and charitable gaming.

The New York State Gaming Commission was formally created via Chapter 60 of the Laws of 2012 as part of the 2012/2013 Enacted State Budget.

The measure merged the New York State Racing and Wagering Board with the New York State Division of Lottery into a single state agency.
The New York State Gaming Commission became effective February 1, 2013.


Executive Office:   1 Broadway Center, Schenectady NY, 12305    Map this

Contact Numbers

(518) 388-3300
Fax:  (518) 388-3403


Chair - Barry Sample
John A. Crotty
Peter J. Moschetti, Jr.
John J. Poklemba
Jerry Skurnik


Robert Williams , Executive Director.
Acting Commission Secretary - Kristen Buckley
Director of Communications - Brad Maione