Gambling, a popular activity in the region, is covered by NY State Law with legalized forms available via your local charity, lottery tickets from your local store, at local racetracks, off-track betting parlors, and the regional casinos.
Laws & Regulation
The NY State Lottery controls gambling via lottery.
The NY State Racing & Wagering Board provides control of wagering and racing in NY state. They control charitable gaming, Indian Gaming, and racing.
The Public Laws of NY website requires significant click through search to find "Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law" under the code PML.
Charitable organizations may use a limited set of gaming options to raise money for their charitable works. You may find more information listed with the organizations information.
The NY Wagering Board - Charitable Gaming Site provides information on the four main categories of legal gaming:
The NY State Lottery provides gambling via lottery systems and uses portions of the profits to support education. Local businesses can become lottery retailers through a process described on the Want to become a Lottery Retailer page of the NY Lottery website.
Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation - OTB operator in Rochester
Video Gaming terminals are available at a number of NY State Racetracks including those listed on NY Lottery Video Gaming Page.
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