Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability
Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability

Office of the Attorney General (Department of Legal Affairs)

Florida Gaming Control Commission

For assistance, call 850-895-8125 or visit

What is the Florida Gaming Control Commission?

The Florida Gaming Control Commission was created in 2021 as an independent entity administratively housed within the Department of Legal Affairs, Office of Attorney General.  The commission consists of five members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate for terms of four years.

The commission is directed to

  • exercise all regulatory and executive powers of the state on all forms of gambling authorized by the State Constitution or law including pari-mutuel wagering, card rooms, slot machine facilities, and the oversight of gaming compacts under the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act but excluding state lottery games authorized by the State Constitution;
  • ensure state laws are not interpreted to expand gaming;
  • refer criminal violations of state gaming laws to the appropriate state attorney or to the Office of Statewide Prosecution, as applicable; and
  • review any matter within the scope of jurisdiction of the Department of Business Services' Division of Pari-mutuel Wagering.

How are these activities funded?

Chapter 2022-179, Laws of Florida, provides the daily license fee revenues collected to be used to fund the operating cost of the commission. Additionally, the slot machine license fee, the slot machine occupational license fee, and the compulsive or addictive gambling prevention program are used to fund the commission’s operations and to provide funding for relevant enforcement activities.  


In May 2022, Governor DeSantis appointed the five members to the commission. The members are

  • John MacIver;
  • John D'Aquila;
  • Julie Imanuel Brown;
  • Michael Yaworsky; and
  • Charles Drago.

Where can I find related OPPAGA reports?

A complete list of related OPPAGA reports is available on our website.

Where can I get more information?

More information may be found on the commission's website.

What are the applicable statutes?

Sections 16.56, 16.71, 16.711 through 16.716, 20.055, 20.165, 285.710, and 932.701, Florida Statutes.

Whom do I contact for help?

Dixie Parker, Senior Management Analyst, 850-895-8125,