New York State Gaming Commission

The New York State Gaming Commission regulates all aspects of gaming 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 Commission was created by Chapter 60 of the Laws of 2012.

The law merged the New York State Racing and Wagering Board with the New York State Division of Lottery into a single state agency.

The Commission became effective February 1, 2013.

Gaming Commission

Website: https://www.gaming.ny.gov/horseracing/

Executive Director:

Robert Williams

Gaming Commissioners

Appointed by the Governor:

John A. Crotty

John J. Poklemba

Barry Sample

Todd R. Snyder

Appointed by the Senate

Peter J. Moschetti, Jr.

Appointed by the Assembly

Vacant

Gaming Commission Staffing & Contacts:

Schenectady
  • Executive Office:  One Broadway Center, P. O. Box 7500, Schenectady, NY 12301
  518-388-3400 Member Crotty, John A
  518-388-3400 Member Poklemba, John J
  518-388-3400 Member Sample, Barry C
  518-388-3400 Member Snyder, Todd R
  518-388-3400 Member Moschetti , Peter J, Jr.
  518-388-3400 Executive Director Williams, Robert T
  518-388-3407 Acting Commission Secretary Buckley, Kristen M
  518-388-3400 Executive Deputy Director Lowenstein, Steven
  • Office of Counsel:  One Broadway Center, P. O. Box 7500, Schenectady, NY 12301
  518-388-3408 General Counsel Burns, Edmund C
  • Office of Public Affairs:  One Broadway Center, P. O. Box 7500, Schenectady, NY 12301
  518-388-3415 Director of Communications Park, Lee R
  518-388-3415 Public Information Officer Calicchia, Christy A
  518-388-3415 Governmental Affairs & Media Relations Hapeman, Carolyn M
  • Division of Lottery:  One Broadway Center, P. O. Box 7500, Schenectady, NY 12301
  518-388-3406 Director of Lottery Division
  518-388-3491 Director of Marketing Martin, Daniel J
  518-388-1222 Director of Advertising Idema, Dana D
  518-388-3342 Lottery Sales Manager Iacabucci, Tim
  • Division of Gaming:  One Broadway Center, P. O. Box 7500, Schenectady, NY 12301
  518-388-3316 Director of Gaming Division Vacant, ‘
  518-388-3590 Deputy Director of Gaming Palmer, Chris H
  518-388-5336 Director of Indian Gaming Askins, Arthur J
  • Division of Horse Racing & Pari-Mutuel Wagering:  One Broadway Center, P. O. Box 7500, Schenectady, NY 12301
  518-388-0815 Director of Horse Racing & Pari-Mutuel Wagering Division Ochrym, Ronald G
  518-388-0187 Director of Racing Officials Barry, Brian
  • Division of Charitable Gaming:  One Broadway Center, P. O. Box 7500, Schenectady, NY 12301
  518-388-0195 Director of Charitable Gaming Harvey, Stacy F
  • Bureau of Administration & Finance:  One Broadway Center, P. O. Box 7500, Schenectady, NY 12301
  518-388-3354 Administrative Officer, CFO Roddy, Frank L, Jr.
  518-388-3322 Director of Financial Administration Houlton, Michael G
  518-388-3329 Contracts Officer Thorpe, Gail P
  518-388-3382 Director of Validations & Prize Payments China, Joan
  • Bureau of Licensing:  One Broadway Center, P. O. Box 7500, Schenectady, NY 12301
  518-388-3470 Director of Licensing Allen, Jeffrey
  • Internal Audit Office:  One Broadway Center, P. O. Box 7500, Schenectady, NY 12301
  518-388-0227 Director of Internal Audit Lehman, .Walter
  • Office of Veterinary Affairs:  One Broadway Center, P. O. Box 7500, Schenectady, NY 12301
  518-395-5400 ext 1805 Equine Medical Director Palmer, Scott
  • NYS Office of Racing Promotion & Development:  One Broadway Center, P. O. Box 7500, Schenectady, NY 12301
  518-388-0185 Director of Racing Promotion & Development Vacant, ‘
Agency’s Facilities
  • HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT OFFICE:
  518-388-3360 Human Resources Director, One Broadway Center, P. O. Box 7500, Schenectady, NY 12301 Fitzmaurice, Lisa
  • Office of the Gaming Inspector General:
  646-486-6161 Acting Gaming Inspector General, 317 Lenox Ave., New York, NY 10027 Lee, Lisa

New York State Gaming Commission Mission Statement:

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. By consolidating various regulatory functions into one oversight body with broad powers, 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.