Activities We Regulate
Through collaboration with local, state, federal, tribal and international law enforcement agencies, we work to fulfill our legislative declaration of: (1) Keeping the criminal element out of gambling, and (2) Promoting social welfare through strict regulation and control.
Our special agents are commissioned law enforcement officers who attend the Basic Law Enforcement Academy and receive the same training as other police officers. Many agents are certified fraud examiners and some are certified public accountants.
We enforce state gambling laws and rules for licensed activities such as: card games, bingo, amusement games, pull-tabs, punchboards, raffles and fundraising events. Our agents also enforce laws for gambling activities that don’t require a license, including sports pool boards and small raffles.
We conduct in-depth audits, on-site “spot” checks and undercover investigations to ensure that gambling is legal and honest. Our criminal investigations include crimes such as: theft, fraud, Internet gambling, cheating, bookmaking, animal fighting, embezzlement, money laundering and loansharking.