March 23rd, 2007


Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
Commonwealth Tower, Strawberry Square
303 Walnut Street, 5th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101


Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

Job Classification & Compensation Plan Posted On PGCB Web Site

HARRISBURG: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has made its job classification and compensation plan easily accessible to the public by posting it to its web site. The plan, which includes 66 unique job classifications, was compiled by PGCB staff through the benchmarking of positions against other agencies and regulatory entities and can be accessed by clicking the Employment tab at

Director of Administration Michael Walsh says the PGCB, Pennsylvania’s first newly created agency in over 30 years, has moved from a draft organizational chart and some general position descriptions to a fully functioning organization now consisting of more than 200 employees.

“As we have grown, so too has our understanding of the education and expertise required for the varied and frequently unique positions within the PGCB,” Walsh says. “In fact, many of these classifications evolved through four or even five stages during this swift growth period, and this development is reflected in the classification plan.”

As an independent agency, the original Gaming Law, Act 71, required that the PGCB create its own classification system. Later, an amendment to the Gaming Law required that the agency post the classification plan on its website, and publish it in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is authorized to award and provide oversight to 14 slot-machine gaming facilities across Pennsylvania. In December, 2006, the Board awarded 11 licenses to facilities that can each operate up to 5,000 slot machines. Thus far, four facilities at licensed horse race tracks have begun operation, with two additional race track casinos scheduled to open, one in May of this year and the other early in 2008. In addition, five standalone slots facilities - two in Philadelphia and one each in Pittsburgh, Bethlehem, and the Poconos – have been approved for licensing and plan to open within the next two years. Three other licenses have yet to be awarded.