Division of Special Revenue
PAUL A. YOUNG, Executive Director
Established – 1971
Number of authorized full-time employees - 148
Recurring operating expenses - $9,383,952
Capital outlay - $129,728
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
The Gaming Policy Board and Division of Special Revenue regulate legalized gaming activities in Connecticut pursuant to the provisions of Chapters 54, 98, 226, 226b, 226c and 229a of the Connecticut General Statutes (hereinafter “C.G.S.”). In addition, the Division regulates Charitable Gaming activities authorized under Chapter 98 of the General Statutes. The Board and Division operate, for administrative purposes only, under the Department of Revenue Services, pursuant to Section 12-557c of the C.G.S.
The Gaming Policy Board was established in
1979 pursuant to the provisions of Connecticut General Statutes sections
12-557d and 12-557e. Members of the
Gaming Policy Board during the fiscal year were: Nelson C. L. Brown of
The Division of Special Revenue, operating under a plan approved by the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The Division did not knowingly do business with any bidder, contractor, sub-contractor, supplier of materials, or licensee who discriminates against members of any class protected under C.G.S. Sec. 4a-60.
The Division’s service mandate extends to both the gaming public and the individuals and organizations that are licensed, registered or permitted to conduct gaming or sell lottery products. The public’s confidence in the integrity of gaming has a direct impact upon the ability of any licensed, registered or permitted organization or individual to raise revenue. Through its regulatory vigilance, the Division protects the integrity of all legalized gaming in the state and performs its primary service to patrons, licensees, registrants or permittees as well.
The following information on Division receipts, disbursements, and administrative costs is provided in compliance with C.G.S. Section 12-564(a):
Summary Information for the Division of Special Revenue Fiscal Year 2005-2006
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 $ 970,326,788 $ 587,304,875 $284,865,000(2)
Foxwoods Casino 9,402,145,621 8,584, 122,480 $204,505,785(3)
Mohegan Sun Casino 10,449,393,318 9,557,310,014 $223,020,826(3)
Off-Track Betting 244,444,205 188,848,878 5,055,057
Charitable Games 48,646,502 23,774,873 1,309,416
Plainfield Greyhound Park - 0 - - 0 - - 0 -
Total from gaming: $ 21,117,243,935 $18,943,050,046 $718,781,841
Other Receipts and reimbursements available for transfer:
Registration and permit fees (Charitable Games) $ 62,135
License and Registration fees (Pari-Mutuel) $ 27,800
Miscellaneous $ 39,855
Total available for transfer to the General Fund $718,911,631
Other receipts not available for transfer:
Taxes received and paid to host municipalities $ 4,054,474
Refunds and Reimbursements (mainly lottery) $ 595,124
Receivables (Casinos) $ 3,185,317
Total agency receipts: $726,746,546
(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) Lottery Figures are preliminary and unaudited.
(3)Tribal Casino contributions (amount transferred to the General Fund) are calculated based upon 25% of slot machine win, which is wagering revenue less amounts returned to the public in prizes.
Disbursements and Administrative Costs for the Division of Special Revenue 2005-2006
The net cost of administering the Division of Special Revenue for Fiscal 2006 was $9,513,680. This is inclusive of net general fund expenditures, net casino gaming expenditures and the capital equipment purchase fund. Total disbursements are $18,584,426 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: $ 6,176,723 64.93%
Net casino gaming expenditures: 3,207,229 33.71%
Capital equipment purchase fund: 129,728 1.36%
Administrative Costs for Division of Special Revenue 2005-2006
Personal Services / Payroll $5,027,695 81.4%
Data Processing Expenses (combined) 119,897 1.9%
Sealed Tickets (Purchase for Resale) 239,083 3.9%
Telephone & Utilities 208,814 3.4%
General repairs & maintenance (Building) 111,149 1.8%
Office, maintenance, and misc. supplies 84,218 1.4%
All other operating expenses 335,517 5.4%
Net General Fund Costs $ 6,176,723 100%
Casino Gaming 3,207,229
Capital Equipment Purchase Fund 129,728
Total Operating Costs: $ 9,513,680
Funds awaiting distribution $799
Betting Taxes(1) 9,069,947
Total Non-Operating Costs: $ 9,070,746
Net Total Costs: $18,584,426
(1) Transfers to General Fund and payments to host municipalities from Pari-Mutuel and OTB operations.