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The Office of the Director provides leadership, oversight, and administration of the five functional areas of the division.  Specific responsibilities include budget planning, rule promulgation, policy development, legislative analysis of proposed legislation, strategic planning, fleet management, establishment of priorities, staff development, and enforcement of administrative actions.  Additionally, the Office of the Director ensures the functional areas operate in a cooperative effort to achieve the mission and vision of the division. The five functional areas of the division include:  Auditing, Investigations, Operations, Slot Operations, Revenue & Financial Analysis and State Compliance Agency (SCA).

CONTACT:

Louis Trombetta, Director

Email: louis.trombetta@myfloridalicense.com

Phone:  850.488.9130 FAX:  850.488.0550

Address:  2601 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1035

Joe Dillmore, Deputy Director

Email: joe.dillmore@myfloridalicense.com

Phone:  850.488.9130 FAX:  850.488.0550

Address:  2601 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1035

The Office of Auditing is responsible for conducting various audits to ensure the integrity of wagering activity and protect the wagering public by assuring that cardroom, pari-mutuel, and slot machine wagering is conducted in compliance with the Florida Statutes and Florida Administrative Code.  Such compliance issues include pari-mutuel broadcast exchanges, verification that takeout/commissions are consistent with notification requirements, interstate wagering restrictions, verification that accounting procedures are utilized, oversight of the wagering pools, transmission of pari-mutuel information, proper payments to winning pari-mutuel patrons, and approval of totalisator security plans and software upgrades.  Additionally, the auditing staff maintains primary oversight for cardroom operations, which includes: auditing internal control procedures, auditing jackpot accounts, monitoring daily operations, coordinating inspections, and auditing for compliance.  The auditing team is responsible for communicating with the licensed totalisator companies and for the input of pari-mutuel handle and wagering information into the division’s Central Management System (CMS).

CONTACT:

Kimberly Ferree, Chief Auditing Officer

Email:  kimberly.ferree@myfloridalicense.com

Phone:  850.488.9125 FAX:  850.410.5350

Address:  2601 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1035

The Office of Investigations examines rule and statutory violations that occur in pari-mutuel wagering, cardroom and slot machine gaming.  The office is responsible for preserving the integrity of the industry through protection of participants, animals and the general wagering public.  Typical investigative cases may include falsified license applications, occupational criminal history checks, animal cruelty, and the use of performance altering medications and/or illegal substances during races.  Investigators also conduct background examinations of potential permit holders and perform in-depth inspections of all new pari-mutuel, cardroom and slot machine facilities prior to opening.  All facilities are routinely monitored by investigators to ensure compliance.

CONTACT:

Steven Kogan, Chief of Investigations

Email:  steven.kogan@myfloridalicense.com

Phone:  954.202.3900 FAX:  954.202.3930

Address:  1400 West Commercial Blvd., Suite 165, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309-3787

The Office of Operations ensures that the day-to-day operation of races and games are conducted in accordance with Florida’s pari-mutuel rules and statutes.  All individuals and businesses who work or conduct business at a racetrack, fronton, cardroom, or slot machine facility and who have access to money wagered, restricted areas, and/or racing animals, must obtain an occupational license issued by the division.  Operations staff issues approximately 21,953 pari-mutuel, cardroom, and slot machine occupational licenses annually.  Operations’ field staff collects approximately 62,542 urine and blood samples from racing animals that are analyzed by the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine’s Racing Laboratory, for prohibited substances.  The Office of Operations is also responsible for monitoring each race/game and conducts inquiries and hearings into alleged violations of the state pari-mutuel statutes and rules.

CONTACT:

Glenda Ricks, Chief Operations Officer

Email:  glenda.ricks@myfloridalicense.com

Phone:  850.488.3211 FAX:  850.410.5350

Address:  2601 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1035

Jamie Pouncey, Permitholder Licensing Administrator

Email:  jamie.pouncey@myfloridalicense.com

Phone:  850.488.9130 FAX:  850.488.0550

Address:  2601 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1035

Jeanni Hawkins, Occupational Licensing Administrator

Email:  jeanni.hawkins@myfloridalicense.com

Phone:  850.488.3211 FAX:  850.410.5350

Address:  2601 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1035

Dennis Miller, Regional Program Administrator, Southern Region

Email:  dennis.miller@myfloridalicense.com

Phone:  954.202.3900 FAX:  954.202.3930

Address:  1400 West Commercial Blvd., Suite 115, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309-3787

Steven Maners, Regional Program Administrator, Central Region

Email:  steven.maners@myfloridalicense.cm

Phone:  407.650.4051 FAX:  407.481.5651

Address:  400 West Robinson Street, Suite N-908, Orlando, FL 32801-1736

L P Stallings, Regional Program Administrator, Northern Region

Email:  lewis.stallings@myfloridalicense.com

Phone:  850.488.3211 FAX:  850.410.5350

Address:  2601 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1035

The Office of Slot Operations ensures that the integrity of the day-to-day operations at the slot machine facilities is maintained by verifying that slot activity is conducted in accordance with statutes, rules, as well as the facilities’ approved internal controls. Slot Operations’ staff ensures that every slot machine is certified by an independent testing lab; all machines meet the 85 percent minimum payout standard; minors do not have access to the gaming floor; all shipments from slot manufacturers to the slot facilities are approved; all facility employees with access to sensitive gaming areas are eligible for and have obtained the proper occupational license; and the gaming environment remains fair and not misleading to the public. Slot auditors perform daily reconciliations to verify the accuracy of the slot monitoring systems to ensure the 35 percent tax revenue is remitted to the division, which is subsequently transferred to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund.

CONTACT:

Casey Smith, Chief of Slot Operations

Email:  casey.smith@myfloridalicense.com

Phone:  954.202.3900 FAX:  954.202.3370

Address:  1400 West Commercial Blvd., Suite 165, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309-3787

The Office of Revenue and Financial Analysis safeguards the state’s revenue associated with cardroom, pari-mutuel, slot gaming wagering activities, and revenue share payments from the Seminole Tribe of Florida.  This work unit reconciles and accounts for over $9 billion in pari-mutuel, cardroom, and slot wagering activity.  The accurate accounting of the wagering provides the foundation to collect approximately $238 million in  pari-mutuel, cardroom, and slot state revenue and an additional $341 million in revenue share payments from the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The office develops revenue projections for the Revenue Estimating Conferences, maintains cash flow statements for timely transfers to the State General Fund and to the Education Enhancement Trust Fund, develops a detailed annual report summarizing the wagering activity, revenue, and division expenditures each fiscal year, and determines fiscal impacts on proposed legislation impacting the industry.

CONTACT:

Tracy Swain, Revenue Program Administrator

Email:  tracy.swain@myfloridalicense.com

Phone:  850.488.9125 FAX:  850.922.7939

Address:  2601 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1035

The State Compliance Agency (SCA) is a part of the Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering which has been designated by the Florida Legislature with the authority to carry out the state’s oversight responsibilities in accordance with the provisions outlined in the Gaming Compact Between the Seminole Tribe of Florida and the State of Florida effective July, 2010. For additional information, contact the National Indian Gaming Commission within the United States Department of Interior at 1441 L Street N.W., Suite 9100, Washington, D.C. 20005-3584, 202.632.7003, www.nigc.com.  The Miccosukee Tribe has not been made a part of this Compact and therefore continue to operate under Federal jurisdiction.

CONTACT:

Ronald Williams, Audit Administrator, State Compliance Agency

Email:  ronald.williams@myfloridalicense.com

Phone:  954.202.3900 FAX:  954.202.3370

Address:  1400 West Commercial Blvd., Suite 165, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309-3787

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Louis Trombetta, Director

Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1035

Telephone: 850.487.1395
Facsimile: 850.488.0550

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