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Organization and divisions
Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law (PML) CHAPTER 47-A, ARTICLE 1
§ 103. Organization and divisions. 1. The commission shall establish a
plan of organization and may incur expenses within the limits of funds
available to it. An executive director shall be appointed by the
governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, who shall serve at
his or her pleasure. The executive director shall be responsible for the
conduct of the administrative affairs of the commission.

2. The commission shall establish and supervise four divisions to
respectively carry out responsibilities relating to the regulation and
enforcement of the following: lottery, charitable gaming, gaming, and
horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering. Each such division shall be
supervised by a division director, each to serve in such capacity at the
pleasure of the governor.

(a) Division of lottery. The division of lottery shall be responsible
to operate and administer the state lottery for education, as prescribed
by article thirty-four of the tax law, excepting responsibilities for
video lottery gaming. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the division shall
retain the responsibility for all aspects of promotional activities
related to video lottery gaming.

(b) Charitable gaming. The division of charitable gaming shall be
responsible for the supervision and administration of the games of
chance licensing law, bingo licensing law and bingo control law as
prescribed by articles nine-A and fourteen-H of the general municipal
law and nineteen-B of the executive law.

(c) Gaming. The division of gaming shall be responsible for the
appropriate administration, regulation or oversight of Indian gaming as
defined by tribal-state compacts in effect pursuant to the Indian Gaming
Regulatory Act, 25 U.S.C. § 2701, et seq., and operation and
administration of video lottery gaming, as prescribed by article
thirty-four of the tax law.

(d) Horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering. The division of horse
racing and pari-mutuel wagering shall be responsible for the
supervision, regulation and administration of all horse racing and
pari-mutuel wagering activities, as prescribed by articles two through
eleven of this chapter.