The State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency regulates the gaming operations at Maryland casinos. In addition, the agency provides responsible gambling programs. It also supervises the video lottery terminals and table games.
Under the jurisdiction, retailers must have safeguards against the sale of tickets to minors. The Director of the Agency is appointed by the Governor and must receive advice from the Legislative Policy Committee of the General Assembly. However, the Director is permitted to enter into agreements with other political entities.
In 2016, the State began receiving a revenue from an amusement tax. The revenues are deposited into the Education, Arts, Sciences and Tourism Debt Service Fund.
The State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency has a Records Officer who develops and manages the program. She is also the liaison to the Department of General Services and the State Archives.
The agency has a Creative Services unit that purchases advertising space and informs consumers about the Lottery. Moreover, the department develops and tests advertising strategies.
Another division is the Information Technology subunit, which was formerly the Electronic Data Processing, Research and Development Division. This group developed and maintains internal data systems and website infrastructure.
In addition, the division recruits new outlets for the Lottery. The department monitors compliance of retailers and conducts audits.
In addition, the division develops promotional campaigns and plans the sales of Lottery tickets. There are eight units within the Division.
The Agency’s Information Technology department provides technical assistance and supports the local area network. Moreover, it helps the Agency develop internal data systems and support its website infrastructure.