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Merger of state's horse racing, lottery agencies takes effect today

Friday, February 1, 2013
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— The state agencies in charge of regulating New York’s horse racing industry and running its lotteries are now merged into one department.

The merger of the Racing and Wagering Board and the New York Lottery into the New York State Gaming Commission becomes effective Friday.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed the merger a year ago as part of his state budget plan.

The Gaming Commission’s website is The commission’s offices are in downtown Schenectady.

The New York Lottery continues to have its own website at

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