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New York State Racing and Wagering Board

The New York State Racing and Wagering Board is the official governing body that oversees horse racing, charitable gaming, and Indian casino gaming in New York State. Its main office is located at 1 Broadway Center, Suite 600, Schenectady, NY, 12305.


Original personnel

The first permanent appointment to the Racing and Wagering Board was Joseph H. Boyd, Jr. Governor Nelson Rockefeller appointed him as a member on June 30, 1973. Emil Mosbacher, Jr., the first Chairman of the Board was appointed on August 1, 1973.[1] Dean Alfange was one of the first members.

Current personnel

The Racing and Wagering Board has three board members appointed by the Governor of New York State, with the consent of the state senate.[2] The current governor of New York is David A. Paterson, who designates the chairman of the board.[2] The current chairman of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board is John Sabini, and its members are Daniel D. Hogan and Charles J. Diamond. [2]

Regulatory activities

The board regulates three related fields:

  1. horse racing
  1. charitable gaming[3] and
  1. Indian casino gaming.[4]

The board promulgates rules and regulations about gaming.[5] The board is also a quasi-judicial body that issues rulings on specific licenses and activities.[6] [7]


See also

  • Saratoga Springs

External links


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