New York State Inspector General Lucy Lang has released the first annual report of gaming investigations since the Gaming Inspector General’s duties and responsibilities were transferred to the Offices of the Inspector General last year as part of the 2020-21 State Budget.
The Office of the Gaming Inspector General’s (OGIG) core function is to conduct independent investigations into fraud, misconduct, and criminal violations related to gaming. In 2021, OGIG received over a hundred complaints, issued six letters and reports, and referred over a dozen recommendations to the New York State Gaming Commission.
These matters, which are detailed in the report, include uncovering outside activities by Gaming Commission employees, including podcasting and social media endeavors, as well as abuses of state resources.
This year, the state of New York is implementing or proposing a broad range of new initiatives and policy changes in the gaming industry which will require further oversight and monitoring by the Offices of the Inspector General, including mobile sports wagering, interactive gaming, and daily fantasy sports, as well as the potential awarding of three downstate casinos licenses.
The report can be found online here.
Read more stories about the history of gambling in New York State here.
Resort World New York need to be investigated promptly!
I have been a player there for a very long time and I have noticed that I would play 20k plus to win $600 . Fine everyday is not sunny! For over 2 years now over 300k invested into the same games I play upon each visit and no wins whatsoever, how is that even possible? Well my theory is that Resorts World NYC are deliberately not setting the pay out ratio on these games or there are being manually shut off during one’s play. $45 bet and you finally got a free 12 spins after $1,300 in , you are like heck yea and after 12 free spins you get $81.00. You then continue to play thinking it will somehow change but it end up taking everything you’ve worked for your entire life. And this same occurrence happens at Resorts World NYC ever second of the day. My question is what is being done about this to stop people from broke and discarded like human garbage because of this casino? Why aren’t these slot machines, or any other devices that you can place wagers on not being checked for proper operations each day? This faculty must be thoroughly investigated because enough is enough. This type of behavior by Resorts World NYC is unacceptable.
Their license should be revoked or whom so ever is responsible for these devices to work correctly when it comes down to payouts, should resign and replace with someone much more educated in casino gaming. This matter can end up costing human casualties because of an upset disgruntled player. Let’s make this a sport again and not a sinful doing.