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Cyrus Pitre

Chief Enforcement Counsel

Cyrus PitreOn September 6, 2007, Cyrus Pitre was appointed the Director of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s Office of Enforcement Counsel pursuant to Section 1517 of the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act. As Chief Enforcement Counsel, Cyrus is responsible for ensuring the regulatory compliance, enforcement, and prosecution of all matters under the Board’s jurisdiction. As head of the statutorily created independent Office, Cyrus’ duties include but, are not limited to: filing recommendations and objections on all licensing matters; providing advice and direction on background investigations, audits, inspections, and investigations of potential violations; initiating, in his sole discretion, proceedings for noncriminal violations; and petitioning the Board for certain relief as needed. Over the course of his 25-plus year career as a gaming regulator through appointments in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Louisiana, Cyrus has been directly responsible for the prosecution of nearly 100,000 regulatory matters in the gaming industry, many of which established precedence. Prior to his appointment in Pennsylvania, Cyrus was appointed and served as a Deputy Attorney General with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement and an Assistant Attorney General with the Louisiana Division of Gaming. He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Louisiana. Cyrus earned his Juris Doctorate Degree from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, Louisiana.