Letter from the Executive Director
The State of Maine Gambling Control Unit is a bureau within the Department of Public Safety. This unit provides support to a five member Gambling Control Board appointed by the Governor. The Board is charged with the regulation of casino gaming as authorized by Maine Revised Statutes, Title 8, Chapter 31.
An executive director serves as director to both the Gambling Control Unit and the Board. The director provides leadership, oversight, and administration of the three functional areas reporting to the Board. These functional areas include Licensing, Auditing, and Inspections. Each area focuses on a different aspect of regulation within the gaming industry. Specific responsibilities include budget planning, revenue distribution, rule promulgation, policy and staff development, legislative analysis, individual and business licensing, and enforcement of administrative actions.
In 2017, the 128th Maine Legislature assigned the administration and enforcement of the laws governing fantasy sports contests, beano, and games of chance to the Director of the Gambling Control Unit. A review of these areas is underway to initiate or continue to protect state revenues and maintain the public's confidence in the integrity of gaming activity.
Our mission is to provide efficient, effective, and consistent regulation of authorized gaming in the State of Maine.
Milton F. Champion
Gambling Control Unit
Department of Public Safety
State of Maine
DPS "Manager of the Year 2018"