Contributor Profile

David Rebuck

Job TitleDirector

Company NameNew Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement

David L. Rebuck Director New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement David L. Rebuck was named by Governor Chris Christie in April 2011 to be Director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. Rebuck had served for 23 years as a Deputy Attorney General for New Jersey, specializing 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. Rebuck's tenure at the Division began with the examination of the entire set of casino regulations to ensure consistency and to eliminate redundancy and unnecessary mandates. A complete new set of regulations was adopted in December 2011. Rebuck also spearheaded specific initiatives in the area of the Tourism District and the Clean and Safe mission establishing an aggressive policy to enhance casino security and surveillance operations. These efforts continue through additional revisions and an ongoing dialogue with the industry. Rebuck was instrumental in the legalization and implementation of Internet gaming in New Jersey. Internet gaming went live in New Jersey on November 25, 2013, only nine months after it was signed into law. Rebuck was also at the forefront of New Jersey's efforts to have legalized sports wagering in the state. On May 14, 2018, after lengthy legal challenges, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) now permitting states to decide if they wanted to have sports wagering in their jurisdiction. Rebuck ensured that New Jersey was ready for this decision by implementing extensive preparation protocols for technical standards as well as regulations. Governor Murphy signed New Jersey's sports wagering legislation on June 11, 2018 and the first sports wagers in the state took place just 3 days later on June 14, in large part due to the collaborative efforts of the Division, the Legislature and the industry. Rebuck also lead the Division through the openings of the Hard Rock and Ocean Resorts casino, tackling the extensive licensing and operational challenges of opening two new casinos on the same day, June 28, 2018. Rebuck earned a BA degree from Gettysburg College in 1974, a master's degree from the University of Vermont in 1978 and his law degree from Widener University in 1986. From 1978 through 1988, he was Associate Dean of Student Life at Ursinus College and then Assistant to the President of Radford University. Recognized by the International Masters of Gaming Law as their 2013 Regulator of the Year, Rebuck also is a trustee member of the International Association of Gaming Regulators. He is a member of the New Jersey Bar.

Conference Sessions

  • Sports Integrity from the Regulatory Point of View

    October 14, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM, Veronese 2405

    With sports betting continuing to expand across the U.S., the importance of sports integrity is a popular topic of discussion that has been repeatedly analyzed ...

    • Language: English

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