PAUL A. YOUNG, Executive Director
Established – 1971
Statutory authority – CGS Chapters 54, 98, 226, 226b, 226c and 229a
Central office – 555 Russell Road,
Newington, CT 06111
Number of approved authorized employees – 104
Recurring operating expenditures - $8,577,746
Capital outlay - $84,898
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 gaming 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 ensure public confidence in the honesty and fairness of all facets of gambling for the highest quality benefit to the State.
The Division of Special Revenue is the Connecticut State Agency responsible for regulating legal gaming. Established as the Commission on Special Revenue, pursuant to Public Act 865 of the 1971 session of the General Assembly, the Agency became the Division of Special Revenue following executive reorganization effective July 1, 1979. Since its inception, the Agency has provided the operational and regulatory framework for each form of authorized gaming and has acted so as to ensure the highest levels of integrity for the activities that have returned $658,200,386 to the State during fiscal year 2009-2010.
Headed by an Executive Director, appointed by the governor, the Division works cooperatively with the five-member State Gaming Policy Board, also appointed by the Governor, to implement and administer the statutory provisions governing legal gaming, contained in Chapters 98, 226, 226b, 226c and 229a of the Connecticut General Statutes.
Current activities subject to Division oversight include the games of the Connecticut Lottery operated by the quasi-public Connecticut Lottery Corporation, and the statewide off-track betting operated by Autotote Enterprises. In addition, the charitable gaming activities of bingo, sealed ticket sales, bazaars, and raffles, conducted by nonprofit organizations, are subject to registration, permit, and regulatory requirements of the Division.
Pursuant to Tribal-State agreements, the Division also licenses the gaming related workers and registers the gaming service enterprises of the Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, and the Mohegan Sun, in Montville, operated by the Mohegan Tribe. The Division also participates in oversight of the Tribal slot and/or video facsimile machine activity.
Pursuant to the provisions of Chapters 54, 98, 226, 226b, 226c, and 229a of the Connecticut General Statutes, the Division of Special Revenue regulates the State’s legalized gaming activities, ensuring compliance with current statutes and regulations, assures gaming integrity, and licenses individuals and entities involved in legalized gambling. The Division affords all individuals and entities entitled to a compliance meeting or hearing due process through a fair and objective forum. All parties are provided the opportunity to present evidence and testimony addressing statutory and regulatory violations, to determine suitability of applicants, licensees, permittees, and patrons, resulting in a fair and reasonable determination of the matter.
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.
Under the provisions of Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 12-557(c), the Gaming Policy Board works in cooperation with the Division of Special Revenue to implement and administer the statutory and regulatory provisions governing legalized gambling. Although the Board and the Division work cooperatively on many matters, the Board has certain statutory authority beyond the scope of the Division. In general, the Division oversees day-to-day activities in regulation, licensing, and integrity assurance matters related to gaming, and the Board addresses issues of longer-range policy development.
Members of the Gaming Policy Board during the 2009-2010 fiscal years were: William F. Farrell of Madison, Chairman; Richard Antonetti of Watertown; Paul F. Pendergast of Bloomfield; Gayle A. Russell of Vernon; Edward F. Osswalt of Rocky Hill.
The Gaming Policy Board held six meetings in fiscal year 2009-2010. Significant actions taken include the following:
Resolved, That Autotote Enterprises, Inc.’s request to begin simulcasting at its existing Milford Off-Track Betting facility at 89 Roses Mill Road in Milford, Ct be granted, conditioned upon the Executive Director’s final written approval.
Resolved, That Autotote Enterprises, Inc.’s request to include simulcasting at its proposed Putnam Off-Track Betting facility at 146 Park Road in Putnam, CT be granted, conditioned upon the Executive Director’s final written approval.
Resolved, That Autotote Enterprises, Inc.’s request for 2010 operating dates for the Connecticut Off-Track Betting System is approved.
Resolved, That in the matter of Anthony D. Leyko, the Gaming Policy Board affirms the decision of the Hearing Officer in the recommendation to revoke Anthony D. Leyko’s Class IA license.
Resolved, That in the matter of Luis Rodriguez, the Board moves that the matter be remanded to the Division for a hearing as soon as the Division can schedule it, to consider the new evidence and his overall suitability for licensure.
Resolved, That in the matter of Ryan Tran, the Board moves to uphold the decision of the Hearing Officer.
Resolved, That Autotote Enterprises, Inc.’s request to establish a non-simulcasting facility at 24 Eugene O’Neill Drive in the City of New London is granted.
Resolved, That Autotote Enterprises, Inc.’s request to establish a non-simulcast facility at 600 Main Street, Windham, CT is granted.
Resolved, That Autotote Enterprises, Inc.’s request to establish a non-simulcast facility at 103 Tolland Turnpike, Manchester, CT is granted.
Resolved, That the Memorandum of Understanding between Immigration and Customs Enforcement Authority and the State of Connecticut is approved.
Resolved, That the Memorandum of Understanding between State of Maine and the State of Connecticut is approved.
Resolved, That the Gaming Policy Board adopt the Declaratory Ruling (Freshwater Package Store) as presented.
Resolved, That the request of Autotote Enterprises, Inc.’s expansion of the Torrington simulcast facility at 131 Water Street in the City of Torrington, Connecticut, pursuant to the terms of Section 12-571a(b) and 12-572(a) C.G.S., such authority to include Sunday wagering, is approved.
Resolved, That the Board moves to uphold the Hearing Officer’s decision to revoke the license of the Petitioner, Nam Tae Hwang.
The Division of Special Revenue regulates Connecticut’s authorized forms of gambling, Tribal Casino gambling, pari-mutuel wagering, State Lottery ticket sales, and Charitable Games.
The Division of Special Revenue licenses, registers, or permits individuals, organizations, and vendors to be employed by, or contracted with gaming licensees or permittees within the State, and those businesses authorized to sell Lottery tickets. The Division assures that only suitable individuals work within the gaming industry in Connecticut. Each and every person working in any capacity involving gambling is licensed by the Division. This also applies to corporations, businesses and other entities involved in the industry. There are approximately 18,000 active licenses currently in Connecticut’s gaming industry. Upon initial application, license applicants are investigated for criminal and financial history, and again upon each renewal. The licensing process includes security background checks coordinated by the Division and conducted by internal Division staff, State Police personnel, and Federal law enforcement agencies.
The Division provides due process and an opportunity to be heard to those individuals or entities denied initial licensure, whose current license is in the process of being revoked, or who have regulatory issues, pursuant to the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act.
Ensuring compliance with law:
The Division ensures compliance with statutes, regulations, and procedures. In general, this is accomplished by maintaining on-site coverage to ensure statutory compliance, to be available and responsive to patron inquiries, and by research and investigative work. On-site coverage with permanent staff is maintained at the tribal casinos, Sports Haven and the Windsor Locks Off-Track Betting (OTB) facilities. Field staff visits lottery agents and licensees and Charitable Games permittees as well as other OTB facilities on an unannounced, random basis. The Division is a law enforcement agency, and does have staff members with police powers.
Ensuring the integrity of games (fair chance to win):
The Division tests wagering systems and related equipment to ensure the integrity of the games. The functional foundation that allows legalized gambling to exist and flourish is integrity assurance. The Connecticut public must not be exposed to gaming without a reasonable assurance that the games are operated fairly, and that every patron has a fair chance to win. The public’s interest is served only when gaming is conducted in an honest fashion. The Division conducts both field investigations and central office investigations, and monitors operations to assure that all gambling activities are consistently conducted in a fair and honest manner, and to detect and prevent any type of fraudulent activity in gaming.
The Division conducts annual independent audits to ensure operations are compliant with statutory and regulatory requirements. In addition, the Division collects pari-mutuel and regulation fees, and pays grants to municipalities.
Conducted 9,375 visits to lottery agents to insure compliance with the regulations and to insure that they know how to obtain certain reports off the system.
A total of 569 pre-event, instructional and customer service meetings were conducted by the in-house and field staffs of the Charitable Games Unit to educate non profit permittees with statutory and regulatory requirements applicable to their permitted activities, and to assist the permittees in addressing regulatory concerns.
The Division of Special Revenue supports treatment and rehabilitation for chronic gamblers through its public awareness activities, pursuant to Section 12-563(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes, which provides that the Division shall inform the public of the availability of treatment programs for chronic gamblers. The Division also insures that funding for such programs is available, pursuant to Section 17a-713(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes.
The Division is an active member of the Connecticut Committee for Problem Gambling Awareness. The committee prepares and distributes informational materials designed to inform the public of the programs available for the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of compulsive gamblers.
The Division’s security services worked in fiscal year 2009-2010 to ensure public trust and confidence by:
- Conducting background investigations of licensees and vendors of the gaming industry.
- Reporting gambling infractions and, whenever warranted, prosecuting to the fullest extent of the law.
- Conducting lottery agent inspections to assure each agent is in compliance with regulations that enhance public confidence and trust in the sale of tickets.
- Conducting OTB facility inspections, which help develop information and intelligence regarding any possible statutory regulation or violation that could impact public trust.
- Assisting in determining if a public safety emergency is imminent in any locale where lottery tickets are sold during large jackpot incidents, especially for Powerball.
- Providing for the enforcement of statutes and regulations as they relate to legalized gaming, specifically those designated to sworn officers of the agency.
- Provide oversight of Lottery Drawings.
- Facilitated the passage of a new statute during the 2010 legislative session – Public Act No. 10-10 ‘An Act Concerning the Advertisement of Bazaars and Raffles.’
- Facilitated the passage of a new statute during the 2010 legislative session – Public Act No. 10-132 ‘An Act Concerning Prizes for Teacup Raffles.’
- Submitted new regulations for the Connecticut Lottery Corporation.
- Signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Division of Special Revenue.
- Signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between State of Maine, Maine State Harness Racing Commission and the Division of Special Revenue.
- Participated in the out-of-state travel ban.
- Participated in various statewide bans on spending restrictions for non-essential items.
- Participating in discussions with the Department of Information Technology on ways to convert the Division’s current licensing system to a more customer-friendly web-based system.
- Worked with the General Assembly on creating a Delinquent Lottery Agent Amnesty Program which will be implemented in FY 2011.
- Submitted various written documents, made oral presentations and met with various Legislators on Keno.
- Replaced CISCO switches at DOSR Headquarters. This increased network reliability and speed. The upgrade also set us up for replacing our traditional telephones with voice over IP phones that have become the standard.
- The Division has instituted the use of virtual servers which allows the running of multiple servers on a single hardware server. This allows the Division to efficiently utilize hardware assets which is critical during these tough economic times.
- Developed the previously sanctioned Licensee system. The new system allows the Unit issuing a license to quickly identify applicants that have been previously sanctioned for violations by other units within the Division.
- The Applications Team has begun moving and performance tuning all tables from individual Microsoft Access applications to a central database. This will increase our ability to maintain important information, increase the sharing of information within the Division and increase the speed that we can query the information.
- Accounted for approximately $7.0 million in pari-mutuel taxes transferred to the General Fund and host municipalities.
- Accounted for approximately $945 thousand in charitable gaming revenue transferred to the General Fund.
- Performed monthly audits to ensure the tribal casinos transferred the correct amount of slot revenue to the General Fund (approximately $359.3 million).
- Ensured the correct amounts of principal and interest, which totaled almost $25 million, were transferred to the state of Connecticut as a result of the settlements with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe regarding Free Plan and with the Mohegan Tribe regarding eBonus.
- Completed approximately 16 tests and reviews of hardware and software modifications to the on-line wagering systems.
- Completed approximately 24 monthly slot revenue audits and on a sample basis, verified in excess of $7.18 billion jackpot payout and slot ticket deductions.
- Completed approximately 166 reviews of internal control revisions from two tribal nation casinos.
- Completed approximately 392 reviews of various types of license applications’ financial information.
- Reviewed and approved 117 OTB contracts with gaming entities for racing/gaming events.
- Reviewed and approved 59 preliminary working papers and 51 executed working papers for instant games.
- The State continued to monitor the Free Slot Play promotion at Foxwoods that started on September 8, 2006 that was going to be heard in state court. Discussions continued as Foxwoods expanded the promotion to Electronic Slot Play where credits can also be downloaded to the machine without first going to a counter and getting a voucher. Mohegan Sun agreed that this decision would also be binding upon their eBonus program. A Settlement Agreement was reached and distributed on August 25, 2009 that was effective on July 1, 2009 and for all periods thereafter, no value shall be attributed to Free Play (Foxwoods) or eBonus (Mohegan Sun) coupons or credits actually played for purposes of calculating “gross operating revenues” under the MOU, so long as the aggregate amount of such coupons or credits played during a particular month do not exceed 5.5% of the total amount of “gross operating revenues” (as calculated in accordance with the MOU) from all Video Facsimile Machines for that month. The State will get 25% of the amount in excess of the 5.5%.
- Reviewed 1,222 Bazaar and Raffle Statements
- Reviewed 8,008 Ten Day bingo report returns.
- Accounted for:
o $75,480 in registration/permit fees
o $264,693 in Bingo regulation fees
o $692,324 in Sealed Ticket sales receipts.
o $945,375 in transfers to General Fund from Charitable Games
o $12,989 in payments to municipalities from Charitable Games
o $3,813,774 in transfers to General Fund from pari-mutuels
o $3,252,407 in payments to municipalities from off-track betting and pari-mutuels
o $1,347 in sheet ticket receipts
- Public Act No. 10-10 ‘An Act Concerning The Advertisement Of Bazaars And Raffles’ enables sponsoring organizations permitted to conduct a bazaar or raffle to advertise the activity by posting an advertisement on the organization’s Internet website, sending an advertisement using electronic mail, or posting one or more lawn signs on private property, each no larger than eighteen by twenty-four inches, provided that the organization has obtained the property owner’s consent for such posting, and such posting complies with any applicable ordinance or planning or zoning regulation.
- Public Act No. 10-132 ‘An Act Concerning Prizes For Teacup Raffles’ increases the value of merchandise items that may be awarded at a teacup raffle from one hundred dollars per item to up to two hundred fifty dollars per item, and it also enables organizations to award gift certificates in addition to merchandise items.
Information as Required by State Statute
- Followed procedures approved by the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities to prevent discrimination and to provide for equal opportunity in employment, contracting and service provision, in compliance with C.G.S. Sec. 46a-78.
- Provided information on Division receipts, disbursements, and administrative costs in compliance with C.G.S. Sec. 12-564(a).
Regulatory Facts for the Division of Special Revenue
Fiscal Year 2009-2010
Fines collected for violations (all gaming combined) $5,625
Fines collected for violations $ 2,720
Charitable Games Regulatory Visits (Total) 1,446
Sealed Tickets 609
Charitable Games Audits (Total) 101
Sealed Tickets 101
Charitable Games Pre-Event, Instructional and Customer
Service Meetings (Total) 569
Charitable Games Registrations & Permits (Total) 3,283
Personal Identification Numbers (Bingo) 809
Raffle Permits 959
Individual Sales Permits (Sealed Ticket) 521
Bingo Permits 287
Sealed Ticket Permits 287
Bazaar Permits 309
Bingo Registrations 17
Amusement & Recreation Bingo Registrations (PTA/PTO) 73
Amusement & Recreation Bingo Registrations (Senior Citizens) 8
Bazaar and Raffle Equipment Dealers Registrations 2
Bingo Product Equipment Dealer Registration 7
Sealed Ticket Dispensing Machine Equipment Dealer Registrations 4
Investigations Opened 107
Investigations Closed 96
Criminal History Checks through June 30, 2010
New Applications 975 Mohegan Sun – New applicants 1,276
Renewals 8,097 Renewals 6,575
Parimutuel Foxwoods -- New applicants 678
New applications 149 Renewals 6,508
PIN Bingo 809
Sealed Tickets 521
Provide oversight for 2,269 lottery drawings.
Administrative Hearing Presentations: 42
Number of Instant Lottery Games, subject to Special Revenue approval, transferred to the
State Police Forensic Laboratory for testing: 53
Licenses issued (Total) 3,713
Lottery – New 325
Lottery – Renewals 2,697
Temporary licenses issued 752
Permanent licenses issued 731
Active licenses as of 6/30/2010 6,851
Mohegan Sun Casino
Temporary licenses issued 1,307
Permanent licenses issue 918
Active licenses as of 6/30/2010 7,135
Administrative Hearings (Total) 117
Charitable Games 11
Patron Reinstatement 6
Gaming Policy Board Appeals 2
Summary Information for the Division of Special Revenue Fiscal Year 2009-2010
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 $ 996,846,808 $ 608,754,786 $ 285,500,000 (2)
Foxwoods Casino $ 7,736,903,032 $ 7,023,401,588 $ 169,408,149 (3) (4) (5)
Mohegan Sun Casino $ 9,203,634,881 $ 8,404,113,413 $ 189,845,097(3) (4) (6)
Off-Track Betting $ 190,746,664 $ 145,533,044 $ 3,813,774
Charitable Games $ 37,948,339 $ 18,467,607 $ 945,375
Total from gaming: $ 18,166,079,724 $ 16,200,270,438 $ 649,512,395
Other receipts and reimbursements available for transfer:
Registration and permit fees (Charitable Games) $ 75,480
License and Registration fees (Pari-Mutuel & Lottery) $ 34,080
Miscellaneous $ 85,710
Total available for transfer to the General Fund $649,707,665
Other receipts not available for transfer:
Taxes received and paid to host municipalities (OTB & Charitable Games) $ 3,265,396
Refunds and Reimbursements (mainly lottery) $ 144,722
Receivables (Casinos) $ 5,082,603
Total agency receipts: $ 658,200,386
(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. Beginning July 1, 2009, the State of Connecticut receives an additional 25% of the aggregate amount of Foxwoods Free Play and Mohegan Sun’s eBonus coupons or credits actually played during each month exceeding 5.5% of “Gross Operating Revenue.”
(4)Foxwoods did not include $61,340,585 of Free Play coupons and Mohegan Sun did not include $50,626,451 of eBonus credits redeemed by patrons at slot machines in their video facsimile devices win amount; however the value of these wagered amounts is included in wagering revenue.
(5)During fiscal year 2010 the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe and the State of Connecticut settled a lawsuit regarding the proper treatment of Free Play for the period of September 2006 through June 2009. As a result of this settlement, the State of Connecticut received $19,266,210, including interest.
(6)During fiscal year 2010 the Mohegan Tribe and the State of Connecticut settled a dispute regarding the proper treatment of eBonus for the period November 2007 through June 2009. As a result of this settlement, the state of Connecticut received $5,727,731, including interest.
Disbursements and Administrative Costs for the Division of Special Revenue 2009-2010
The net cost of administering the Division of Special Revenue for Fiscal 2010 was $8,662,644. This is inclusive of net general fund expenditures, net casino gaming expenditures and the capital equipment purchase fund. Total disbursements are $15,782,080 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: $ 4,498,366 51.9%
Net casino gaming expenditures: $ 4,079,380 47.1%
Capital equipment purchase fund: $ 84,898 1.0%
Administrative Costs for Division of Special Revenue 2009-2010
Personal Services / Payroll $ 3,715,459 82.6%
Data Processing Expenses (combined) $ 61,011 1.4%
Sealed Tickets (Purchase for Resale) $ 121,649 2.7%
Telephone & Utilities $ 279,504 6.2%
General repairs & maintenance (Building) $ 24,468 .5%
Office, maintenance, and misc. supplies $ 22,416 .5%
Rental of building (81 Alumni Rd.) $ 50,350 1.1%
All other operating expenses $ 223,509 5.0%
Net General Fund Costs $ 4,498,366 100%
Casino Gaming $ 4,079,380
Capital Equipment Purchase Fund $ 84,898
Total Operating Costs: $ 8,662,644
Funds awaiting distribution $ 53,255
Betting Taxes(1) $ 7,066,181
Total Non-Operating Costs: $ 7,119,436
Net Total Costs: $ 15,782,080
(1) Transfers to General Fund and payments to host municipalities from Pari-Mutuel and OTB operations.
Connecticut Lottery Corporation
Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2010
(Results are preliminary and unaudited)
Lottery Games Sales % of Total Net Prizes Amount Transferred to GF(1)
Play 3 Day & Night
Play 4 Day & Night $ 211,315,946 21.2% $ 107,795,979 $ 85,279,639
Classic Lotto $ 29,904,367 3.0% $ 15,589,157 $ 10,997,520
Cash 5 $ 35,041,314 3.5% $ 18,807,556 $ 12,731,898
Powerball $ 85,282,260 8.6% $ 40,007,359 $ 37,426,507
Mega Millions(2) $ 11,230,441 1.1% $ 5,852,184 $ 3,591,795
Lucky4Life $ 30, 698,268 3.1% $ 16,347,174 $ 10,899,087
Scratch (Instant) $ 593,374,212 59.5% $ 404,355,377 $ 124,573,554
Total $996,846,808 100.0% $ 608,754,786 $ 285,500,000
(1)Total General Fund Transfer is actual; transfer by game is based on a preliminary estimated allocation.
(2)CT Lottery joined the multi-state lottery game, Mega Millions on January 31, 2010.
Pari-mutuel Wagering and Off-Track Betting 2009-2010
In compliance with Section 17a-713(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes, pari-mutuel and teletheater (a/k/a simulcast) performance fees totaling $178,700.00 were collected and deposited into the Chronic Gamblers Treatment and Rehabilitation Fund. Transfers to the General Fund totaled $3,813,773.54. Total fines of $8,345.00 were collected related to regulatory violations.
Off-Track Total Amount Amount Returned to General Grants to Host
Betting Facility Performances Wagered Public (Prizes) Fund Transfers Municipalities
Bridgeport 724 $29,297,077 $ 22,352,647 $ 585,764 $ 472,531
Bristol 584 $ 4,881,752 $ 3,724,606 $ 97,605 $ 78,088
East Haven 416 $ 4,253,492 $ 3,245,266 $ 85,044 $ 68,899
Hartford 672 $ 17,601,805 $ 13,429,563 $ 351,929 $ 285,424
Milford 373 $ 4,034,033 $ 3,077,826 $ 80,656 $ 62,158
New Britain 672 $ 11,292,025 $ 8,615,421 $ 225,772 $ 181,850
New Haven, 725 $ 31,370,795 $ 23,934,821 $ 627,225 $ 591,227
Norwalk 584 $ 8,213,585 $ 6,266,678 $ 164,222 $ 128,629
Putnam 446 $ 3,370,954 $ 2,571,920 $ 67,399 $ 48,768
Torrington 584 $ 3,750,282 $ 2,861,334 $ 74,983 $ 61,643
Waterbury 671 $ 12,362,174 $ 9,431,907 $ 247,168 $ 199,066
Windsor Locks, 725 $ 35,251,859 $ 26,895,938 $ 704,823 $ 671,099
Telephone Betting 364 $ 25,066,831 $ 19,125,117 $ 501,184 $ 403,025
Total 7,176 $190,746,664 $145,533,044 $3,813,774 $3,252,407
Charitable Games 2009-2010
A total of $75,480 was collected in registration/permit fees from all Charitable Games activities. The net profit to charitable organizations totaled $13,562,793 for all activities. Amounts wagered, prizes paid and amounts transferred to the General Fund are presented below:
Game Organizations Gross Wager Prizes Paid to General Fund
Bingo 287 (1) $19,273,816 $13,999,176 $ 251,704
Sealed Tickets 287 (1) $ 6,923,240 $ 4,468,431 $ 692,324
Raffles 926 (3) $ 11,291,966 N/A(2) N/A(2)
Bazaars 296(3) $ 459,317 N/A(2) $ 1,347
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Total 1,796 $ 37,948,339 $18,467,607 $ 945,375
(1) This reflects the number of permits issued during the fiscal year.
(2) Information not reported to the Division of Special Revenue.
(3) This reflects the actual number of reports received and verified during the fiscal year.
The Number of Gambling Events and Games
Fiscal Year 2009-2010
Event or Game Number
Lottery Drawings 2,269
Play 3 Day (formerly Mid-day 3) 365
Play 4 Day (formerly Mid-day 4) 365
Play 3 Night (formerly Play 3) 365
Play 4 Night (formerly Play 4) 365
Cash 5 365
Classic Lotto 104
New Instant Lottery Games launched 42
Instant Lottery Games with Settlements during Year 45
Off Track Betting
OTB Branch/Simulcast Race Days 364
OTB Non-Simulcast Branches
(Milford re-opened March 31, 2009 and was authorized to
Simulcast on July 24, 2009, along with East Haven and Norwalk)
Simulcast Facilities 12
Telephone Betting Days 364
Simulcast Facility Performances 7,176
Bridgeport (Shoreline Star) 724
East Haven 416
New Britain 672
New Haven 725
Putnam (opened September 9, 2009) 446
Torrington (started simulcasting 12/31/08) 584
Windsor Locks 725
Sealed Ticket Games Offered 17
Casino Slot Machines (as of 6/30/10) 13,578
Foxwoods Casino - Slot Machines in Operation 7,173
Mohegan Sun Casino - Slot Machines in Operation 6,405
Gambling Regulation conducted 9,375 visits to lottery agents to insure compliance with the regulations and to insure that they know how to obtain certain reports off the system.
Reviewed and approved 117 OTB contracts with gaming entities for racing/gaming events.
Reviewed and approved 59 preliminary working papers and 51 executed working papers for lottery instant ticket games.
History of Governors and Executive Directors
Commission on Special Revenue/Division of Special Revenue
Thomas J. Meskill Joseph Burns 1971-1973
Thomas J. Meskill/ John T. Macdonald 1973-1976
Ella T. Grasso
Ella T. Grasso James M. Fitzgerald 1976-1979
Ella T. Grasso John G. Devine 1979-1980
Ella T. Grasso Harold Bassett 9/1980-12/1980
William A. O’Neill Alfred Oppenheimer 1980-1987
William A. O’Neill Orlando P. Ragazzi 1987-1989
William A. O’Neill William V. Hickey 1989-1991
Lowell P. Weicker Demetrios Louziotis 1991-1992
Lowell P. Weicker Robert W. Werner 1992-1993
Lowell P. Weicker/
John G. Rowland John B. Meskill 1993-1997
John G. Rowland George F. Wandrak 1997-1998
John G. Rowland Thomas Rotunda 1999-2001
John G. Rowland Susan G. Townsley 2001-2004
M. Jodi Rell Paul A. Young 2004-present