Division of Special Revenue
SUSAN G. TOWNSLEY, Executive Director
Daniel Marchitello, Deputy Executive Director
Established – 1971
Central office – 555 Russell Road
Newington, CT 06111
Number of authorized full-time employees - 192
Recurring operating expenses - $11,007,925
Capital outlay - $31,027
Organizational structure – Executive Administration: Three major Program areas: Legalized Gambling Regulation; Charitable Games Regulation; Management Services.
The mission of the Division of Special Revenue is to ensure the highest degree of integrity in the conduct of all forms of legalized gambling within the State of Connecticut and the Federally recognized Tribal nations within the State. We accomplish our mission by licensing or permitting all individuals and entities that are involved with legalized gambling and by monitoring and educating to ensure compliance with the gaming laws and the Tribal-State agreements. We assure public confidence in the honesty and fairness of all facets of gambling for the highest quality benefit to the State.
The following information on Division receipts, disbursements, and administrative costs is provided in compliance with C.G.S. 12-564(a).
Division Receipts for transfer to General Fund:
Amount Returned Amount Transferred(1)
Form of Gaming Wagering Revenue to the Public in Prizes to the General Fund
Lottery $ 865,289,647 $ 523,898,699 $256,814,859
Foxwoods Casino 9,579,531,632 8,794,329,520 196,300,528(2)
Mohegan Sun Casino 9,567,956,966 8,804,141,190 190,953,944 (2)
Off-Track Betting 279,614,045 216,576,220 5,783,231
Charitable Games 51,839,582 24,970,984 1,230,391
Plainfield Greyhound Park 12,084,932 9,657,292 134,743
Bridgeport Shoreline Star 3,845,382 2,933,927 47,222
Total from gaming: $20,360,162,186 $18,376,507,832 $651,269,918
Betting tax transfers to host municipalities $ 4,773,508
Receivables (Casino) 2,997,863
Refunds and Reimbursements (Lottery) 1,725,818
Registration and Permit Fees (Charitable Games) 67,755
License and Registration Fees (Pari-Mutuel) 59,030
Total Division Receipts for Transfer to General Fund $660,947,884
(1) Lottery and casino transfers to the General Fund are made directly by the entities themselves, and not by the Division of Special Revenue.
(2) Tribal Casino contributions (amount transferred to the General Fund) are calculated based upon 25 percent of slot machine win, which is wagering revenue less amounts returned to the public in prizes.
The net cost of administering the Division of Special Revenue for Fiscal 2003 was $11,038,952. This is inclusive of net general fund expenditures, net casino gaming expenditures and the capital equipment purchase fund. Total disbursements are $21,820,443 inclusive of the net cost of administering the Division of Special Revenue and net expenditures of the pending receipts and betting taxes funds.
Disbursement Amount Percent of Total
Net General Fund expenditures: $ 8,047,987 72.9%
Net casino gaming expenditures: 2,959,938 26.8%
Capital equipment purchase fund: 31,027 .3%
Administrative Costs for Division of Special Revenue 2002-2003
Administrative Costs Amount Percent of Total
Personal Services / Payroll $ 6,241,299 78%
Greyhound Sample Testing Program 463,000 6
Data Processing Expenses (combined) 354,526 4
Sealed Tickets (Purchase for Resale) 259,433 3
Telephone & Utilities 134,300 2
General repairs & maintenance (Building) 195,214 2
Office, maintenance, and misc. supplies 64,448 1
Rental of building (81 Alumni Rd.) 55,385 1
All other operating expenses 280,382 3
Net General Fund Costs $ 8,047,987 100%
Casino Gaming 2,959,938
Capital Equipment Purchase Fund 31,027
Total Operating Costs: $11,038,952
Pending Receipts $ 66,328
Betting Taxes(1) 10,715,163
Total Non-Operating Costs: $10,781,491
Net Total Costs: $21,820,443
(1) Transfers to General Fund and payments to host municipalities from Pari-Mutuel and OTB operations.