New York State Gaming Commission Responsible Gaming Resources
We are here to provide you the resources you need to make informed decisions about the many gambling entertainment options New York State has to offer.
This site also offers important self-assessment tools and identifies additional resources that can help you or someone you know recognize when playing for fun ends and the risk of becoming a problem gambler begins.
Do You Have a Gambling Problem?
A confidential support and referral hotline staffed by masters-level clinicians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
How can you tell if you or someone you know someone has a gambling addiction? Take the Quiz.
Learn More About Gaming
New York is actively working to raise awareness of Problem Gambling across all age groups with a series of rotating messages.
Interested in learning more about problem gambling and the kind of help that is available? These organizations can help.
Gaming Commission Mission Statement
The New York State Gaming Commission became effective February 1, 2013 resulting from the merger of the State's Racing and Wagering Board and the New York Lottery.
To ensure that all lawful gaming and horse racing activity conducted in this State is of the highest integrity, credibility and quality. Operating in the most efficient and transparent manner, the Commission conducts the New York Lottery and serves the best interests of the public by providing responsive and effective state gaming regulation.
The Commission strives to ensure that all stakeholders in the gaming and horse racing industries, including the consumers who wager on activities regulated or operated by the commission, are treated in an equitable and responsible manner and to promote the health and safety of horses and all participants in racing.
By consolidating various regulatory functions into one oversight body with broad powers, the Commission seeks to ensure fair and strict regulation of all gaming activity while reducing costs and regulatory burdens to the gaming industry. The Commission aspires to provide the regulatory structure necessary for New York gaming activity to operate effectively in a global, evolving and increasingly competitive marketplace to generate revenue for aid to education and for the support of government, and to contribute to overall economic development and job creation in New York.