Gaming Control Board Names Paul Mauro Director of the Bureau of Investigations And Enforcement
HARRISBURG, PA: A long-time Gaming Control Board investigator whose background also includes work with the Secret Service and with local law enforcement has been named Director of the Bureau of Investigations and Enforcement (BIE).
Mauro joined the BIE in January 2006 as a Supervisor in the Harrisburg office, then promoted to Deputy Director of BIE in April 2007. Upon the retirement of the BIE’s first director, David Kwait, in December 2009, Mauro undertook the leadership role of the BIE.
“Paul Mauro has been, in essence, directing the operations of the BIE for over three years and has displayed an unquestioned ability to be highly effective in this position,” says PGCB Chairman William H. Ryan. “In his six years with this agency, Paul has not only gained the respect of his peers within the BIE and PGCB, but with key individuals in other areas of law enforcement inside and outside of Pennsylvania.”
Mauro came to the PGCB and BIE with an impressive background in law enforcement including eight years with the Lancaster City Bureau of Police in which he attained the rank of Sergeant; three years as a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service; and, four years as the Chief of Police for the 28-person Police Department of the Harrisburg International Airport.
In addition to his professional experience, Mauro holds Bachelor of Science degrees in both Accounting and Psychology from Elizabethtown College, along with a Masters degree in Education from Kutztown University. He resides in Lititz, PA with his wife and three children.
The Bureau of Investigations and Enforcement operates as an independent bureau of the PGCB to ensure the integrity of the Commonwealth’s gaming industry through conducting suitability and regulatory investigations. In that role, BIE has conducted approximately 50,000 investigations since 2005 of casino operators and employees, as well as the manufacturers, suppliers, and gaming service providers interested in conducting business within the Commonwealth’s gaming industry. Carrying out this function involves strong cooperation with other state agencies including the Department of State, the State Police, the Office of Attorney General and the Department of Revenue. That cooperation also extends through strong working relationships with other gaming regulators in the United States.
About the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board:
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board was established in 2004 with the passage of Act 71, also known as the Race Horse Development and Gaming Act. Pennsylvania’s first new state agency in nearly 40 years, the Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of the state’s casino industry. The 11 casinos in operation all offer both slot machine and table game gambling, employ over 16,000 people, and collectively have generated more than $6.5 billion in tax and license fee revenue since the first casino opened in November 2006. A portion of that money has delivered property tax reduction in each of the past 5 years for all Pennsylvania homeowners; provided needed funding to the Commonwealth’s horse racing industry, fire companies, water/sewer projects, and the state’s General Fund; and, established a new stream of tax revenue to local governments for community projects.
A wealth of information about the Gaming Control Board and Pennsylvania’s gaming industry can be found at www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. At this website, visitors can view videos of Board meetings and on the operation of the PGCB, obtain information on identifying a gambling problem and gaining assistance, look up future meeting schedules and past meeting transcripts, access an interactive map of casino locations, request a speaker for their group, along with much more information. You can also follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.
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