Division of Special Revenue

 

 

 

                                    

At a Glance

 

PAUL A. YOUNG, Executive Director

Established – 1971

Statutory authority – CGS Chapters 54, 98, 226, 226b, 226c and 229a

Central office – 555 Russell Road

                          Newington, CT  06111

Number of authorized full-time employees –148

Recurring operating expenses -- $9,496,744

Capital outlay -- $40,659

Organizational structure – Executive Administration:  Three major Program areas: Legalized Gambling Regulation; Charitable Games Regulation; Management Services.

 

Mission

    The mission of the Division of Special Revenue is to ensure the highest degree of integrity in the conduct of all forms of legalized gambling within the State of Connecticut and the Federally recognized Tribal nations within the State. We accomplish our mission by licensing or permitting all individuals and entities that are involved with legalized gambling and by monitoring and educating to ensure compliance with the gaming laws and the Tribal-State agreements.  We assure public confidence in the honesty and fairness of all facets of gambling for the highest quality benefit to the State.

 

Statutory Responsibility

The Gaming Policy Board and Division of Special Revenue regulate legalized gaming activities in Connecticut pursuant to the provisions of Chapters 54, 98, 226, 226b, 226c and 229a of the Connecticut General Statutes.  In addition, the Division regulates Charitable Gaming activities authorized under Chapter 98 of the General Statutes.  The Board and Division operate, for administrative purposes only, under the Department of Revenue Services, pursuant to Public Act 80-482.

 

Gaming Policy Board

The Gaming Policy Board was established in 1979 pursuant to the provisions of sections 12-557d and 12-557e of Chapter 226 of the Connecticut General Statutes.  Members of the Gaming Policy Board during the fiscal year were:  Nelson C. L. Brown of Glastonbury, Chairman, Gilbert Lebovitz of Rocky Hill, William Farrell of Madison, and Richard Antonetti of Watertown.  Actions taken by the Board included approving authorizing alteration of operating hours and performance dates for Pari-Mutuel and Off-Track Betting facilities, and hearing appeals.

 

Affirmative Action

The Division of Special Revenue, operating under a plan approved by the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Division did not knowingly do business with any bidder, contractor, sub-contractor, supplier of materials, or licensee who discriminates against members of any class protected under Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 4-114(a).

 

Public Service

The Division’s service mandate extends to both the gaming public and the individuals and organizations that are licensed, registered or permitted to conduct gaming or sell lottery products.  The public’s confidence in the integrity of gaming has a direct impact upon the ability of any licensed, registered or permitted organization or individual to raise revenue.  Through its regulatory vigilance, the Division protects the integrity of all legalized gaming in the state and performs its primary service to patrons, licensees, registrants or permittees as well.

 

 

Improvements/Achievements 2004-05

 

 

 

Information as required by State Statute

 

 

The following information on Division receipts, disbursements, and administrative costs is provided in compliance with C.G.S. 12-564(a).


Summary Information for the Division of Special Revenue Fiscal Year 2004-2005

Division Receipts for Transfer to General Fund:

 

                                                                              Amount Returned                    Amount Transferred(1)          

Form of Gaming                   Wagering Revenue             to the Public in Prizes                    to the General Fund

 

Lottery                                       $          932,933,942                $          572,825,222                                   $268,515,000(2)

 

Slot Machines

Foxwoods Casino                            9,769,429,104                        8,949, 616,904                                    $204,953,050(3)

                                                                                         

 

Slot Machines                             

Mohegan Sun Casino                  10,209,198,149                          9,357,660,372                                  $212,884,444(3)

 

Off-Track Betting                                 255,047,341                          195,987,595                                             5,275,182

 

Charitable Games                                   50,913,760                            25,386,960                                             1,426,800

 

Plainfield Greyhound Park                    5,760,409                               4,239,754                                                   64,837

 

Bridgeport Shoreline Star                       3,497,190                            2,580,843                                                  ­39,462

 

Total from gaming:                     $ ­21,226,779,895                  $19,108,297,650                                $693,158,775

 

Other Receipts and reimbursements available for transfer:

 

Registration and permit fees (Charitable Games)                                                                                $         64,335

License and Registration fees (Pari-Mutuel)                                                                                       $         50,600

Miscellaneous                                                                                                                                          $       258,357

 

      Total available for transfer to the General Fund                                                                           $693,532,067

 

Other receipts not available for transfer:

 

Taxes received and paid to host municipalities                                                                                  $     4,336,257

Refunds and Reimbursements (mainly lottery)                                                                                   $     1,212,341

Receivables (Casinos)                                                                                                                             $     3,202,957

 

Total agency receipts:                                                                                                                            $  702,283,622

 

 

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(1)        Lottery and casino transfers to the General Fund are made directly by the entities themselves, and not by the Division of Special Revenue.

(2) Lottery Figures are preliminary and unaudited.

(3)Tribal Casino contributions (amount transferred to the General Fund) are calculated based upon 25% of slot machine win, which is wagering revenue less amounts returned to the public in prizes.


Disbursements and Administrative Costs for the Division of Special Revenue 2004-2005

 

The net cost of administering the Division of Special Revenue for Fiscal 2005 was $9,537,304. This is inclusive of net general fund expenditures, net casino gaming expenditures and the capital equipment purchase fund.  Total disbursements are $19,294,346 inclusive of the net cost of administering the Division of Special Revenue and net expenditures of the pending receipts and betting taxes funds.

 

Net Disbursements for the Division of Special Revenue 2004-2005

 

Disbursement                                                                                            Amount                  Percent of Total

Net General Fund expenditures:                                                        $  6,184,471                           64.84%

Net casino gaming expenditures:                                                          3,312,273              34.73%             

Capital equipment purchase fund:                                                             40,560                  .43%    

 

Total Expenditures: (net operating costs)                                        $ 9,537,304 100%

 

Administrative Costs for Division of Special Revenue 2004-2005

 

Administrative Costs                                                                              Amount                    Percent of Total

 

Operating Costs

Personal Services / Payroll                                                                 $  5,116,360                                    83%

Data Processing Expenses (combined)                                                    129,681                                     2

Sealed Tickets (Purchase for Resale)                                                        247,848                                     4

Telephone & Utilities                                                                                  190,111                                     3

General repairs & maintenance (Building)                                                 65,625                                     1

Office, maintenance, and misc. supplies                                                    70,170                        1

Rental of building (81 Alumni Rd.)                                                              50,350                                     1

All other operating expenses                                                                     314,326                                     5

Net General Fund Costs                                                                    $    6,184,471                                  100%

 

Casino Gaming                                                                                         3,312,273

 

Capital Equipment Purchase Fund                                                              40,560

 

Total Operating Costs:                                                                      $ 9,537,304

 

Non-Operating Costs

 

Funds awaiting distribution                                                               $        45,776

Betting Taxes(1)                                                                                            9,711,266

Total Non-Operating Costs:                                                               $  9,757,042

 

Net Total Costs:                                                                                   $19,294,346

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(1) Transfers to General Fund and payments to host municipalities from Pari-Mutuel and OTB operations.