American Gambling Awards Picks New Jersey’s Rogacki for Key Award

American Gambling Awards Picks New Jersey’s Rogacki for Key Award
By Lou Monaco
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

New Jersey sports betting has established the prototype for how legalized wagering should be run in the United States since it went live in June 2018.

Now it has an award to display for its hard work and diligence to see it through.

The American Gambling Awards announced Monday that Louis Rogacki, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE) deputy director, has been named 2022 “Regulator of the Year.”

The American Gambling Awards is produced by Group Limited (Nasdaq: GAMB), a leading provider of player acquisition services for the regulated online gambling industry.

Rogacki had a key role in implementing internet gaming in the Garden State in 2013 and in launching legal retail and later New Jersey sports apps across the state in 2018.

“Louis Rogacki has been a pillar of the gaming industry in New Jersey from the start and is very deserving of receiving the Regulator of the Year award,” said Charles Gillespie, chief executive officer of Group. “With great leadership like Louis on board at the NJDGE, the Garden State will continue to be the shining example of what proper online gambling regulation looks like in the United States.”

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The NJDGE has been an industry leader in all facets from responsible gaming initiatives to crackdowns on illegal activity and has helped guide New Jersey to record gaming revenue totals, including total gaming revenue in the state in excess of $3.87 billion from January through September this year.

“I would like to thank Charles Gillespie and the American Gambling Awards for this humbling recognition,” Rogacki said. “Also, I'd like to congratulate the other finalists. They are excellent regulators, and I look forward to collaborating and exchanging ideas in the future.

“This recognition reflects the leadership of Governor Murphy, Attorney General Matt Platkin and Director David Rebuck and their support in making NJDGE the country’s premier gaming regulatory agency. I would like to give special thanks to all the Deputy Attorneys General, investigators and administrative staff that work with me daily. This award is a testament to their hard work, open-mindedness, and progressive thinking in regulating the needs of the gaming industry, while prioritizing our statutory mission to maintain the public's confidence in the integrity of land-based gaming, iGaming, and sports wagering in the State of New Jersey.

“Finally, I'd like to thank the entire regulated community, for making my job interesting, challenging and enjoyable on a daily basis.”

In addition to sports betting, New Jersey must regulate real money online casinos, which means table games like baccarat and blackjack, as well as slot machines.

For more info about the American Gambling Awards featuring a full list of 2022 winners, visit

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Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media ( in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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