​The Mississippi Gaming Commission (MGC) was established to “ensure the integrity of the State of Mississippi and maintain the public confidence in the gaming industry.” This agency has and remains focused on this mission.


From the beginning, the MGC worked to establish a strong but fair regulatory environment in the midst of the “Mississippi Miracle” which transformed quiet Coastal and River counties into some of America’s premier gaming destinations.  Responding to disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, the Gulf Oil Spill, and the Mississippi River Flood of 2011 has seasoned and matured the agency.  Now as the agency looks to the future, the MGC is confident that our strong foundation and experience will allow us to remain one of the nation’s premier regulatory agencies.

With this foundation in place, welcome to the website of the MGC, where in just a few clicks you will find a wealth of information related to the regulation and protection of gaming in Mississippi.


To regulate competently the various sectors of the gaming industry which fall within the competence of the Malta Gaming Authority. The Authority ensures that licensed gaming operations are fair and transparent to all players, prevent crime, corruption and money laundering, whilst protecting minors and vulnerable players.


Offline legislation:

Online legislation:

Gambling Regulatory Authority.png

Gambling Regulatory Authority was established on 1 March 2019 according to Act No. 30/2019 Coll. on Gambling Games and Amendment and Supplement to Some Acts. With effect from 1 June 2019, the performance of state administration in the area of operation of gambling games has been transferred from the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic, the Financial Directorate of the Slovak Republic, Tax Offices and Customs Offices to the new Gaming Regulatory Authority.

The Gambling Regulatory Authority is a budgetary organization of the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic connected with its revenues and expenditures to the state budget. The competences of the Gambling Regulatory Authority are defined in the Act No. 30/2019 Coll. proceeding for the whole territory of the Slovak Republic.

The main role of the Gambling Regulatory Authority is to create conditions for the protection of public order and to ensure the social compensation of risks arising from gambling.

According to the § 77 of Act No. 30/2019 Coll., the Gambling Regulatory Authority, in particular, issues general licenses and makes decision on the granting and withdrawal of individual licenses, issues authorisations for authorised testing laboratories, performs the activities of operator of the information system in the area of operation of gambling games, keeps a central register of gambling game operators and a central register of places of gambling houses, keeps the register of excluded persons, performs supervision over the provision of prohibited offers, performs the administration of contributions paid to state budget, provide methodical guidance for entities under supervision, perform supervision over the observance of duties according to this Act and related regulations and in the case of infringement imposes sanctions pursuant to this Act.

The head office of the Gambling Regulatory Authority is in Bratislava. To carry out its control and surveillance activities, the Gambling Regulatory Authority has also set up 6 regional offices that are in Bratislava, Nitra, Žilina, Banská Bystrica, Prešov and Košice.

The statutory body of the Gaming Regulatory Authority is the General Director appointed and dismissed by the Minister of Finance of the Slovak Republic. The appeal body of the Authority is the Council of the Gambling Regulatory Authority, which has five members appointed and dismissed by the Minister of Finance of the Slovak Republic.


Offine legislation:

Online legislation:


iGaming Ontario (iGO) has worked with the Government of Ontario and the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) to establish a new online gaming market that helps protect consumers gambling through private gaming companies (Operators).

Ontario’s new igaming market has launched!


The Control Authority is an institution under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania participating, together with other state and municipal institutions and agencies, in the implementation of state policy in the field of operation of the activities of gambling and gaming with gaming machines and supervising gambling and games with gaming machines to ensure fair, transparent operation of the activities of gambling and gaming with gaming machines, the protection of the rights and legitimate interests of gamblers and the persons gaming with gaming machines, as it is established in the Gaming Law of the Republic of Lithuania

Offline legislation:
Online legislation:



Integrated in the Portuguese Tourism Institute and subject to the supervision of the Minister of Economy and Sea, the Gaming Regulation and Inspection Service (SRIJ) has technical and functional autonomy and powers of public authority in the exercise of its competences.

The SRIJ is responsible for ensuring the regular operation of the practice and exploitation of land-based games of chance and online games and betting, ensuring that all legal rules in force are complied with.

Organization chart

Organization chart of the Gaming Regulation and Inspection Service



To know the functions of the different departments consult the Organic Structure of Turismo de Portugal, I.P. You can also consult the Statutes and the Organic Law.


SRIJ’s code of conduct includes a set of ethical principles and duties that must be observed by all SRIJ employees in the performance of their duties and in their relationship with the community, in order to enforce an ethical culture of public service by the organization.

The objectives of the SRIJ Code of Conduct are:

Affirm and promote high ethical standards and integrity, as well as the fundamental duties that should guide the behavior of all SRIJ employees;
Disseminate organizational and individual standards of conduct in line with existing international and national good practices;
Strengthen citizens’ confidence in the quality of the work carried out by SRIJ employees;
Valuing the ethical performance of its employees.
Several people hold hands as a sign of mutual help

Strategic objectives

SRIJ’s strategic objectives mirror the commitments identified in the legislation in force, namely:

  • Ensure the practice of gambling in a controlled environment, with guarantees of suitability;
  • Ensure a balanced and transparent gambling operation;
  • Combat the spread and practice of illegal gambling;
  • Encourage citizenship and responsible gambling;
  • Ensure the protection of minors and the most vulnerable people;
  • Develop administrative cooperation mechanisms with the competent authorities and services, in the prevention and punishment of illicit practices, including fraud and money laundering;
  • Safeguard the integrity of sport by preventing and combating betting and match-fixing;
  • Prevent excessive gambling and addictive behaviors and practices.

Offline legislation:

Online legislation:

Gambling Comission.png

The Gambling Commission was set up under the Gambling Act 2005 (opens in new tab). It is our responsibility to regulate the individuals and businesses that provide gambling in Great Britain, including the National Lottery.

We work in partnership with licensing authorities to ensure gambling businesses are compliant in order to make gambling safer and fairer.

Our mission

Our mission is to make gambling fairer and safer. We do that by licensing and regulating in the public interest and providing advice and guidance.

Our vision

We want a fair and safe gambling market where all consumers and the interests of the wider public are protected.

Our aspirations for consumers

We want consumers to be:

  • supported to gamble safely and protected from harm
  • empowered to make informed choices about gambling
  • fully informed of, and able to make use of, their rights
  • free to enjoy gambling and to feel confident that they will be treated fairly
  • aware of the risks and clear about when and how to seek help or redress
  • able to differentiate between gambling businesses in a competitive market on the basis of customer care and values.

Our aspirations for licence holders

We expect licenced businesses, those who lead them and who hold personal licences to be able to demonstrate through their actions and the outcomes they deliver that they:

  • prioritise a culture of compliance and commitment to doing the right thing for consumers that resonates at all levels of the business
  • work to continuously raise standards and treat consumers fairly
  • work collaboratively with each other to reduce the risk of harm from gambling
  • invest in technology to identify risks and intervene effectively to prevent crime and consumer harm
  • innovate and evaluate what works to make gambling products and services safer by design
  • actively identify and appropriately manage risk and emerging risk.

Our approach to licensing, regulating and advising

We will:

  • continue to be independent and evidence-led
  • take a targeted and innovative approach to regulating, consistent with our statutory objectives
  • intervene and use our powers proportionately to achieve our goal of making gambling fairer and safer
  • build effective partnerships internationally, as well as locally, with key regulators and stakeholders.

Offline legislation:

Online legislation:

New Jersey.png

The Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) is a law enforcement agency and the investigative arm of the casino regulatory system responsible for enforcing the Casino Control Act. DGE’s workforce consists of attorneys, investigators, and accountants, and is supported by New Jersey State Troopers and DCJ prosecutors. DGE investigates, issues reports and, when necessary, challenges the qualifications of individual and corporate applicants for casino and casino-related licenses; reviews and audits casino-hotel operations; investigates and prosecutes all casino-related crimes; and tests all casino slot machines, casino floor systems, and Internet gaming platform systems prior to use.

Offline legislation: Offline legislation at provincial level.

Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling.png

The General Directorate of Gaming Regulation is the body of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, under the General Secretary of Consumer Affairs and Gaming, which has the following competences:

  1. The General Directorate for the Regulation of Gaming is the body in charge of exercising the functions of regulation, authorization, supervision, coordination, control and, if applicable, sanctioning, of the gaming activities at the state level.
  2. The General Directorate for Gaming Regulation shall exercise the functions provided for in Article 66 of Law 40/2015, of 1 October, within the scope of its competences, and in the tenth additional provision of Law 3/2013, of 4 June, on the creation of the National Commission for Markets and Competition, corresponding to it, in particular, the following:
    • The authorization of the occasional gaming activities of state scope, as well as any aspect of the modalities and types of gaming subject to enabling title that requires specific authorization.
    • The proposal and analysis of the impact of the regulations related to the gaming activity at the state level.
    • The inspection of the gaming activities of state scope and of the technical systems used in the same, as well as the proposal for the initiation of sanctioning proceedings derived from said inspection.
    • The processing of the procedures for the request of enabling titles for the exercise of gaming activities of state scope.
    • The processing of the administrative sanctioning procedures in gaming matters in relation to the points of sale of the Sociedad Estatal Loterías y Apuestas del Estado, S.M.E., S.A. (State Company Lotteries and Bets).
    • Institutional relations with other bodies or organizations of the General State Administration, the Autonomous Communities and the Cities of Ceuta and Melilla, local corporations, international organizations and any other public institution, whether Spanish or foreign, with regulatory functions in gaming matters.
    • Institutional relations with any public or private entity in relation to the social or economic dimension of gaming.
    • The economic-financial management of the guarantees linked to the general gaming licenses.
    • The management of the material resources and infrastructures related to the electronic systems of supervision of the operators and of the relationship with the participants, operators and other public administrations.
    • To report, as mandatory, the authorization of lottery activities subject to reservation.
    • The processing of administrative sanctioning proceedings initiated for infractions contemplated in Law 13/2011, of May 27, on the regulation of gambling.
    • The prosecution of unauthorized illegal gambling, whether it is carried out within the Spanish State or from outside Spain and directed to the Spanish territory.
    • The requirement of information to entities, gaming operators, their service providers and participants in the games.
    • The requirement to any supplier of payment services, entities providing audiovisual communication services, information society services or electronic communications, and services or channels for the dissemination of advertising and promotion of games, of the cessation of the services they were providing.
    • The establishment of the technical and functional requirements of the games and the homologation of the technical systems of games.
    • The promotion and supervision of mechanisms for the relationship between the participants and the gaming operators and for the protection of the interests of the participants, including the processing of the claims that could be filed by the participants against the operators.
    • The promotion and realization of studies and research on gaming matters, as well as on its incidence or impact on society.
    • The supervision of the mechanisms and systems for the regulation of the advertising activity in the field of gambling at the state level.
    • The management of the Registers of the Gaming sector at state level.
    • Collaboration with the competent authorities in the prevention and control of fraud and the defense of integrity in gaming activities, and with other regulators of the European Economic Area in the persecution of illegal gaming.
    • The development and execution of preventive policies and actions aimed at raising awareness, information and dissemination of good gaming practices, orderly gaming and responsible gaming, by means of advertising campaigns, actions in the media and communication networks and collaboration with other Public Administrations or public or private organizations.
  3. The General Directorate for Gaming Regulation shall be made up of the following bodies with the rank of Deputy Directorate General:
    • The General Sub-Directorate for Gaming Regulation, which is responsible for exercising the functions listed in paragraphs a), b), d), e), e), f), g), j), k), n), o), q), r) and t), of the preceding section.
    • The Subdirectorate General for Gaming Inspection, which is responsible for exercising the functions listed in paragraphs c), h), l), m), ñ), p) and s) of the preceding paragraph.
  4. The National Commission to combat the manipulation of sports competitions and betting fraud and the Advisory Council for Responsible Gambling are attached to the General Directorate for the Regulation of Gambling.

Offline legislation: Legislation at province level.

Online legislation:


The primary mission of the Wyoming Gaming Commission is the protection of the wagering public and the health, safety, and welfare of the participants in all lawful gaming and pari-mutuel activity.


The Wyoming Gaming Commission will maintain public confidence in the integrity of the gaming environment by operating in a fair and diligent manner and will be responsive, proactive and known for our expertise, efficiency and professionalism, while responding effectively to the evolving gaming industry. 

New York.png

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), commercial gaming, sports wagering, interactive fantasy sports, and charitable gaming.


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.


The National Commission of Casinos, Bingo Halls and Slot Machines, is a decentralized body attached to the Ministry of Popular Power for Internal Relations and Justice, with functional and budgetary autonomy that acts as rector of the activities subject to the Law for the Control of casinos , Bingo Halls and Slot Machines.

CNC functions:

  • Authorize, issue, renew, suspend and revoke the licenses, concessions, authorizations, contracts and other acts, as the case may be, necessary for the operation and functioning of the establishments dedicated to the activities of Casinos, Bingo Halls and Slot Machines and of its related companies.
  • Dictate the necessary rules for compliance with the provisions set forth in the Special Law for the Control of Casinos and Bingo Halls, which are mandatory for licensees and other subjects subject to its scope of application
  • Control, supervise and monitor the activities of Casinos, Bingo Halls and Slot Machines and their related companies
  • Verify compliance with the formal and material duties of Casinos, Bingo Halls and related companies
  • Order during inspections preventive security measures on assets, associated with illegal activities that are carried out in contravention of this Law, in coordination with the competent security bodies
  • Dictate Providences for the fulfillment of its powers
  • Dictate regulations and prevention and control measures to avoid money laundering in Casinos and Bingo Halls
  • Oblige Licensees to implement control measures in order to avoid Gambling

Object and Purpose
Regulate the activities, the operation, the regime of authorizations, supervision, surveillance, control, inspection and sanctions, concerning establishments that function as Casinos, Bingo Halls and Slot Machines, in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic from Venezuela.


The Florida Gaming Control Commission is a five-member regulatory body that is responsible for exercising all regulatory and executive powers of the state with respect to gambling, including pari-mutuel wagering, cardrooms, slot machine facilities, oversight of gaming compacts, and other forms of gambling authorized by the State Constitution or law, excluding the state lottery.

South Dakota.png

The South Dakota Commission on Gaming is a five-member commission appointed by the Governor of the State of South Dakota. The Commission regulates limited wagering in Deadwood, as well as live horse and simulcast racing. Commission staff is under the direction of Susan Christian, its Executive Secretary and consists of two divisions: Enforcement and Operations.

(317) 233-0046(317) 233-0046
(317) 233-0047

The Gaming Control Division is the law enforcement arm of the Indiana Gaming Commission. The Gaming Control Division was established during the 2007 legislative session and became operational on September 10, 2007.  The primary job of the Division is to investigate illegal gambling. However, the Gaming Control Officers have full police powers and can enforce all Indiana laws.

The Division has 16 officers.  The officers are certified by the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. All of the current officers have at least eight years of law enforcement experience. They have also received specialized training in investigating illegal gambling.

The Division’s goal is to obtain voluntary compliance with the gambling laws through education. Enforcement efforts are also used to accomplish the mission of reducing illegal gambling.

The Division prioritizes investigations. The initial focus was on electronic gaming devices, often referred to as “Cherry Masters”, and as of January 1, 2015 a total of 6,000 illegal devices have been removed from operation by seizure and voluntary removal by distributors. Several illegal bookmaking operations and illegal poker establishments have also had enforcement action taken against them.

It is important to note that a business could lose its retail merchant’s certificate, alcohol beverage permit, tobacco sales certificate, and/or charity gaming license for a violation of gambling statutes. The Division uses a common sense approach in all facets of dealing with possible violations. As stated earlier, the goal is to have voluntary compliance and not necessarily make arrests.

To provide information on illegal gambling go to the Contact Us portion of the IGC Web page. Click on the Subject drop down and then Illegal Gambling Information. This information will be automatically routed to the Gaming Control Division. If you have any information that can help reduce illegal gambling or gaming crimes in Indiana you may call 1(866)610-TIPS(8477).  We will keep sources of information confidential.

  • We are focused on ensuring honesty and integrity in Colorado’s gaming industry.
  • We regulate the limited-stakes gaming industry in the Colorado cities of Black Hawk, Central City, and Cripple Creek. Limited gaming in Colorado is allowed only in the three gaming towns and was approved in 1990 to revitalize and maintain the integrity of these communities.
  • In Colorado, 21 means 21. You must be 21 years of age with valid proof of identification to gamble or linger in a casino. Minors will be arrested.
  • Underage persons may not watch others gamble, participate, play, place wagers, or collect winnings, whether personally or through an agent, in or from any limited gaming game or slot machine.
  • Regulation serves to protect the public, casinos and the state of Colorado. We work to preserve the public’s confidence that gaming is conducted in a fair manner. Additionally, casinos’ adjusted gross proceeds (AGP) are subject to a gaming tax, which is paid into the Limited Gaming Fund. On an annual basis, distributions are made to fund state historical restoration projects, community colleges, mitigate the impacts to state and local governments caused by gaming, and finance on-going regulation of the gaming industry.
  • We work closely with the Colorado Bureau of Investigations (CBI) on illegal gambling that takes place outside of the gaming jurisdictions.
  • We support law enforcement agencies with issues related to gambling, and we work closely with our law enforcement partners in the gaming communities, providing officer assistance when requested.
  • Colorado regulates virtually every aspect of gaming, from the companies that manufacture slot machines, to the people working on the casino floor.
  • Colorado has a total of 35 casinos in the three gaming communities of Cripple Creek, Blackhawk, and Central City.
  • The Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission is a five-member regulatory body appointed by the Governor responsible for promulgating all rules and regulations governing limited gaming in Colorado, including the establishment of the gaming tax rate. The Commission has final authority over all gaming licenses issued in the state.
  • Division of Gaming investigators are on-call 24-hours every day and patrol casinos during all hours of operation to handle patron complaints and observe for violations of gaming laws, rules, and regulations.
  • We are involved in the day-to-day activities of limited gaming. In 26 years, the Division of Gaming licensing section has processed just over 48,000 new licenses for casinos and casino employees.
(775) 684-7700(775) 684-7700
(775) 684-7769

The 1955 Legislature created the Gaming Control Board (“Board”) within the Nevada Tax Commission, whose purpose was to inaugurate a policy to eliminate the undesirable elements in Nevada gaming and to provide regulations for the licensing and the operation of gaming. The Board was also to establish rules and regulations for all tax reports to be submitted to the state by gaming licensees.

The Board consists of three full-time members appointed by the Governor for four-year terms, with one member acting as Chairman, and is responsible for regulating all aspects of Nevada’s gaming industry.

The primary purpose of the Board is to protect the stability of the gaming industry through investigations, licensing, and enforcement of laws and regulations; to ensure the collection of gaming taxes and fees an essential source of state revenue; and to maintain public confidence in gaming. The Board implements policy enforcing State laws and regulations governing gaming through six divisions (Administration, Audit, Enforcement, Investigations, Tax and License and Technology).

Our gaming regulatory framework has developed a reputation around the globe as the leader through its 80 year history and long standing contributions of legislative and government leaders, gaming commissioners, board members and dedicated employees. This reputation has been greatly enhanced by the contributions of gaming lawyers, accountants, advisors and members of the academic community who have challenged our system with continued new ideas.

Our reputation has been built on a philosophy that gaming, when properly regulated, can thrive and be an important contribution to the economic welfare of our state. Our agency’s reputation has been built around a philosophy of consistent legal, ethical and fair-minded practices and actions. Our reputation has also been established through highly rigorous standards for licensing, suitability and operation. Maintaining a balance between rigorous standards for the industry and the kind of flexibility that permits innovation and prudent expansion is an overarching goal that guides not only our day to day decision making, but also our consideration of changes to regulations and statutes.


Mission and Principles


The Nevada Gaming Commission and the Nevada Gaming Control Board govern Nevada’s gaming industry through strict regulation of all persons, locations, practices, associations and related activities. We protect the integrity and stability of the industry through our investigative and licensing practices, and we enforce laws and regulations, while holding gaming licensees to high standards. Through these practices, we are able to ensure the proper collection of taxes and fees that are an essential source of revenue for Nevada.

Guiding Principles:

  1. In all decisions and in the performance of our jobs, our highest priority is our duty to protect the citizens of Nevada and visitors to our state by ensuring the interests of the agency, any employee or any licensee are not placed above our duty to our citizens and visitors.
  2. We act with a high degree of integrity, honesty and respect in carrying out our duties and in our interactions with our stakeholders.
  3. We are committed to protecting the confidentiality of all information entrusted to us by applicants, licensees and other stakeholders.
  4. Our objectivity, independence and impartiality are beyond reproach. We avoid all personal or professional circumstances or conflicts that would call these into question.
  5. Our processes ensure that actions, decisions and policies are consistently applied and do not result in advantages or disadvantages to any party to the detriment of another.
  6. Our investigations, audits and tests, while comprehensive, are objective and fair-minded. Written reports of such actions are made with a high degree of care with special attention to accuracy.
  7. We carry out our duties in a rigorous and thorough manner and utilize the resources provided to us wisely and only for the legitimate purposes of the agency.
  8. We continuously challenge ourselves to improve the practices and processes of the agency to keep pace with the industry’s change, growth and innovation and our legislative mandates.
  9. We continuously improve our public communication and public access to provide guidance and assistance to those we hold accountable for compliance.
  10. We foster and maintain cooperative relationships with other governmental bodies, domestic and foreign, and our professionalism and competence bolsters our reputation as world class participants in gaming regulation.
  11. Our professional work environment is demanding and respects the individual differences of our employees. We set a high standard for hiring and advance employees based on demonstrated achievement.

The Hellenic Gaming Commission (HGC) is an independent administrative authority responsible for the regulation, supervision and audit of gambling activities, carried out in the Greek Territory.

The HGC was initially established in 2004 with Law 3229/2004 (A 38) as an administrative authority under the name “Hellenic Gambling Commission”. In 2011, by virtue of Law 4002/2011 (A 180), the Commission was renamed to “Hellenic Gaming Commission (HGC)”, while in February 2012, by virtue of Law 4038/2012 (A 14) it was converted and functions ever since as an independent administrative authority, enjoying full administrative and financial independence and autonomy, as per Law 3051/2002, without prejudice to the special provisions referring to it. The Authority has its own legal personality.

Offline legislation:

Showing 1 - 20 of 69 results