(a) There is hereby established, within the Department of Safety and Homeland Security,
a Division of Gaming Enforcement with duties, powers and responsibilities as defined. It shall be the responsibility of all police jurisdictions and video lottery agents
to report any and all suspicious or criminal activity involving gaming to the Division
of Gaming Enforcement.
(b) The Division of Gaming Enforcement shall be under the immediate supervision of
a civilian Director who shall staff and administer the work of the Division under
the direction and supervision of the Secretary of the Department of Safety and Homeland
Security. The Division of Gaming Enforcement shall contain an Assistant Director, whom at
all times must be an officer of the Delaware State Police, and other sworn State Police
personnel, as well as other resources to necessary to fulfill the obligations under
(c) The Division of Gaming Enforcement shall:
(1) Exercise exclusive jurisdiction for the investigation of criminal offenses related
to gaming that may occur at any video lottery facility licensed by the State Lottery
Office or which occur elsewhere that relate to the operation of the Lottery;
(2) Investigate the background, qualifications and suitability of each applicant before
any license is issued by the Director of the State Lottery Office pursuant to Chapter
48 of this title;
(3) Provide assistance upon request by the State Lottery Office in the consideration,
promulgation and application of its rules and regulations;
(4) Exchange fingerprint data with, and receive criminal history information from,
the Federal Bureau of Investigation for use in considering applicants for any license
or registration issued by the State Lottery Office;
(5) Request and receive information, materials and any other data from any licensee
or registrant, or applicant for a license or registration;
(6) Notify the State Lottery Office of any information which may affect the continued
qualifications or suitability of any licensee or registrant;
(7) Seek to exclude from all licensed video lottery facilities persons whose presence
would be inimical to the interest of the State or of lottery operations therein;
(8) Perform other duties necessary and consistent with Chapter 48 of this title to
maintain public confidence and trust in the credibility and integrity of lottery operations,
agents and employees.
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