Letter from 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, supervision and general control over the ownership and operations of slot machine and table games in casinos and  the operation of advance deposit wagering in the state as authorized by Maine Revised Statutes, Title 8, Chapter 31.

Currently, there are two casino facilities located in the City of Bangor, at the Hollywood Casino and the Town of Oxford at the Oxford Casino. Penn ADW LLC was the single awardee of the license to accept wagers on horse racing in and out of the state of Maine for its residence.

The Gambling Control Unit is charged separately from the Board with regulatory oversight of charitable gaming which includes games of chance, card games, beano and bingo by eligible organizations under Title 17, Chapters 13-A and 62.

The Executive Director is charged separately with regulatory oversight of Fantasy Contests under Title 8, Chapter 33 and Sports Wagering under Title 8, Chapter 35.

The Executive Director serves both the Gambling Control Unit and the Board. The Director provides leadership, oversight, and administration of the three functional areas. These functional areas include Licensing, Auditing, and Inspections. Each area focuses on a different aspect of regulation within the gambling 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.

Our mission is to provide efficient, effective, and consistent regulation of authorized gaming in the State of Maine.

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Milton F. Champion
Executive Director
Gambling Control Unit
Department of Public Safety
State of Maine

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