CITY – With his family in attendance,
David L. Rebuck was officially sworn in today
as the Director of the Division of Gaming
Enforcement, the casino regulatory agency
within the Department of Law and Public Safety.
Rebuck, who has served as acting director
since his appointment by Attorney General
Paula Dow on May 9, 2011, was confirmed by
the Senate on Monday, Jan. 9. He was nominated
by Governor Chris Christie on April 29, 2011.
Rebuck succeeded Josh Lichtblau, who served
as director from March 2008.
Rebuck is an outstanding leader for the
Division of Gaming Enforcement," said
Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa. "He
has been involved from the outset in Governor
Christie's plan to restore Atlantic City
as a premiere gaming and tourism destination.
Dave specialized in regulatory reform during
his many years as an attorney in the Attorney
General's Office, and over the past eight
months, he has brought his wisdom and experience
to bear as acting director of the Division
by overseeing efforts to streamline regulations
and create a more vibrant gaming environment
in Atlantic City, while continuing to safeguard
the integrity of operations."
served as an attorney for 23 years as a
Deputy Attorney General for the State of
New Jersey and specializes in policy guidance
and regulatory reform. He was assigned to
the Governor’s Office as a Senior
Policy Advisor to Governor Christie in February
2010 and assisted in the Governor’s
initiative to reinvigorate Atlantic City.
He helped oversee regulatory reform efforts
as a member of Governor Christie’s
Red Tape Review Group.
the past eight months, I have been very
fortunate to be a part of the historic reforms
which have taken place in response to the
re-regulation under Senate Bills S-11 and
S-12 signed February 1st,” said Director
Rebuck. “We have a lot of work ahead
of us as we continue to adapt the regulations
to meet the needs of the industry and the
ongoing advancements in technology, without
in any way compromising confidence in gaming
operations. I am confident in the dedication
and commitment of Division staff to meet
the challenges before us.”
Division of Gaming Enforcement is a law
enforcement agency and the investigative
arm of the casino regulatory system, which
has as its mission the enforcement of the
Casino Control Act. The Attorney General
is responsible for the exercise of the Division’s
duties and powers. It has a multi-disciplinary
and specialized workforce consisting of
attorneys, investigators, engineers, accountants
and support personnel. The Division staff
also includes assigned members of the Division
of State Police and the Division of Criminal
Justice. In 2011, the Division became the
principal gaming regulatory agency in New
is responsible for investigating, inspecting,
and auditing the state’s casino gaming
licensees. State Investigators monitor day
to day casino operations and work closely
with the New Jersey State Police and Division
of Criminal Justice attorneys.
Division’s technical services bureau
assures the integrity of electronic gaming
equipment, including all slot machine operations.
The technical bureau tests and evaluates
electronic equipment and analyzes and verifies
slot machine payouts to casino patrons.
Bureau engineers test all games before they
can be used in the casinos.
part of the changes to the legislative framework,
the Division is also working closely with
the Tourism District and Casino Reinvestment
Development Authority to ensure that each
casino licensee, state agency and business
in Atlantic City contributes its fair share
to the new Tourism District and its "Clean
and Safe" objective.
Rebuck said, “I strongly believe that
patrons need to feel safe and secure while
visiting the city. Safety is one of the
top priorities of the Division and it will
continue in its efforts to encourage improvements
as technology and advanced security measures
evolve. It is important that investors have
confidence in the City and that they see
the changes that are occurring as a result
of the creation of the Tourism District.”
joined the Department of Law & Public
Safety in January 1988 as a Deputy Attorney
General. He was instrumental in providing
legal advice in the review of programs and
operations within the department. He assisted
in the evaluation of the performance of
various agencies in accomplishing their
mandated governmental role and in the development
and implementation of corrective action
earned a bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg
College in 1974. He earned a master’s
degree in higher education administration
from the University of Vermont in 1978,
and earned his law degree from Delaware
Law School of Widener University in 1986.
Rebuck was Associate Dean of Student Life
at Ursinus College from 1978 through 1986,
and was Assistant to the President of Radford
University from 1986 through 1988.
is a member of the Pennsylvania and New
resides in Moorestown, New Jersey with his
wife Deborah. They have three adult children:
Jennifer, Megan and Michael.