The State of Maryland’s Lottery and Gaming Control Agency regulates gaming operations at casinos and slot machines in the state. It also conducts audits and supervises the operation of video lottery terminals. In addition, it promotes responsible gambling programs, develops advertising strategies, and informs consumers about Lottery products.
Under the Maryland Amusement Game Advisory Committee, a seven-member board advises the State Lottery and Gaming Control Commission about technical and legal matters associated with amusement games. They are appointed by the Governor. Among the members are:
The State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency’s Records Officer manages a records management program and serves as a liaison to the Department of General Services and the State Archives. During the course of the fiscal year, a majority of the Agency’s funding comes from the State Lottery and Gaming Fund.
The Director of the State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency is appointed by the Governor. He or she must receive Senate approval and advice. A member of the Legislative Policy Committee of the General Assembly also represents the Agency.
The agency’s Information Technology Division provides information technology and internal data systems support. It also provides technical assistance to the Agency.
As of 2020, the Washington lottery contributed over $160 million to state programs. Several games are offered including scratch ticket games, roulette, blackjack, poker, and the popular Bonus Match 5. Winning tickets range in value from $25 to $50. There are 29 casinos in the state operated by Washington state tribes.