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

What is the Florida Gaming Control Commission?

The Florida Gaming Control Commission was established by the Legislature within the Department of Legal Affairs, Office of the Attorney General, in 2021. The commission is required to do a number of tasks by July 1, 2022 including:

  • exercising 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;
  • ensuring state laws are not interpreted to expand gaming;
  • referring criminal violations of state gaming laws to the appropriate state attorney or to the Office of Statewide Prosecution, as applicable; and
  • reviewing any matter within the scope of jurisdiction of the Department of Business Services' Division of Pari-mutuel Wagering.

How are these activities funded?

Chapter 2021-269, Laws of Florida, provides the commission in $2,000,000 from the General Revenue Fund and 15 positions in Fiscal Year 2021-2022.

Updates

None available at this time.

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?

None available at this time.

What are the applicable statutes?

Sections 16.56, 16.71, 16.711 through 16.715, 20.055, 20.165, 285.710, and 932.701, Florida Statutes.

Whom do I contact for help?

Not available at this time.